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Company Profile

Philippine School for Maritime & Medical Access, INC., started its humble beginnings as a sole proprietorship in year 1994 and eventually converted into corporation in 7th July 2000. It started its operation in Paco, Manila, where most of the target clients are located. It was put up by individuals who had wide teaching and managing  experience in training centers  and manning agencies. Most of the incorporators are  deck  and engine  officers who have expertise in   their own field. Generally, programs of PSMMA are geared for sea based and land based workers who  wish to upgrade their  skills and work in overseas  shipping companies. Due to high demands of  workers onboard international shipping  vessels PSMMA offered additional courses to   address the needs of the market. In the year May 2008 PSMMA opened its first Maritime and HRM school in Novaliches , Quezon  City offering Maritime and Hospitality and  Restaurant Management course accredited in TESDA and  MARINA.

The company has evolved through the years  after its transfer operation from Manila to Quezon City.  It has established tie-ups with different shipping lines and major hotels in Metro  Manila where  students could take their OJT Program.  It  has created growth and opportunities for the students enrolled in the different courses offered by PSMMA especially the youth of  the  nearby areas where education was  provided at par with the leading schools but  at a lower  price. It is the mission of  the  company to nurture , enhance and develop the talents of the  youth by  providing them good  education at a lower cost. The vision of the company is to   produce   globally competitive  Filipino workers who are known for their:

1) good knowledge of the job

2) suitable communications skills

3) appropriate human relations and job attitude

The company has continuously been realizing a yearly 30% increase in its enrolment figures and almost 80% are gainfully employed locally and internationally every year. It has started with  80 students enrolled in 2008  and now has an enrolment figure of  383 after doing a regular  career orientation, web-site marketing, flyer distribution and out field marketing activities that were found to be effective. The increase enrolment  demonstrates  the company’s effective education program  which is being supported by  TESDA’s massive campaign on the need and relevance of finishing TECH-VOC courses  greatly in demand  abroad.

PSMMA has the following training programs accredited in TESDA:

WTR Courses
  1. Bartending NC II
  2. Housekeeping NC II
  3. Food and Beverage Services NC II
  4. Events Management Services NC III
  5. Cookery NC II
  6. Ship Catering Services NC I
NTR Courses
  1. Ship Stewarding Course – NTR- 1 year program
  2. Cruise Ship Liner Services- NTR 2 year program
  3. Hotel and Restaurant Services- NTR- 2 year program

Though the company is still considered in its growth stage, it may expand its operation further through the introduction of  more courses in the years to come. With the opening of the K-12 program together with the  ASEAN integration by 2016 , it hopes to create more training programs that will open other avenues of opportunities beneficial to the school, students, the community and the country.


PSMMA clients are those coming from the areas surrounding such as Caloocan, Novaliches, Fairview and a part of Bulacan. Most of its enrolled students are those recommended by PSMMA graduates, walk-in students, those coming from the marketing activities like career orientation to  public schools, web-sites and other sources.

Others schools such as those offering bachelor’s degree in maritime and bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management are availing PSMMA services on OJT program for vessel and hotels where PSMMA has a tie-up agreement. Some of the school tie-ups are University of Cagayan, Yanga Colleges, lemery Colleges.


PSMMA has entered into partnership training with different hotels and domestic shipping lines where its students and students of other schools could be assisted for the OJT program in line with the completion of their  course program and as part of its dual training program. A  Memorandum of Agreement has been entered into with the institutions  listed below:

  1. CSGA Ferry Corporation-  inter-island shipping lines plying the route of Batangas, Romblo
  2. Denica Shipping- inter-island shipping lines plying the route of Bicol, Romblon
  3. Waterfront Pavilion Hotel and Casino Manila- 5 star hotel with 200 bed capacity
  4. Roble Shipping Inc.- Cebu based inter-island shipping lines plying the route of Cebu- Odiongan, Leyte, Iloilo

Tie-Up regarding scholarship was entered into between the office of Councilor Alfred Vargas of District V Quezon City where PSMMA belongs in the year 2013.

Memorandum of agreement was entered into also between Jolibee and its other sister      companies where PSMMA students are accepted after passing an interview for their scholarship  program wherein  Jolibee shoulders the students schooling in PSMMA while working with Jolibee chain of stores.