International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 9, Part C (2019)
Peer mentoring in the full mission bridge
Peer mentoring has been practiced generally to guide or assist mentees and make learning manageable. A mentor could be somebody that could inspire, motivate or encourage mentees. In University of Cebu-Maritime Education and Training Center (UC-METC), student mentoring has been implemented to ensure that competencies required under Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers ’78 (STCW ‘78) as amended are acquired by the students. These competencies under STCW ’78 are required by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). In the Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (BSMT) Department, the student mentoring is implemented in the Kongsberg Full-Mission Bridge Simulator. The student mentors are qualified volunteers with a half day vacant time from Monday to Saturday because a regular mentoring schedule is a half-day session open from Monday to Saturday. All qualified volunteer mentors are required to log 40 hours of training in the Full-Mission Bridge before they are allowed to mentor. Students enrolled in the Elective subject must go through all the scenarios or activities in the simulators with the guidance or help of the mentors. In line with the continual improvement requirement of the quality management system UC-METC, it is the purpose of this study to evaluate the program and to recommend for improvement. The study used a questionnaire adopted from the established and documented Student Mentor Observation Sheet (Document code: SFM-DNS-028-00) and was given to selected BSMT Elective students. The output of the study is the recommendation for improvement of the performance of the mentors, including the scheduling of mentoring.
How to cite this article:
AC Felisilda, Arnel N Malaga. Peer mentoring in the full mission bridge. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(9):143-146.