Mariners’ schools prepare to shift gear as post-pandemic era emerges
The 48th Foundation Anniversary of the Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges/Foundation triggered preparations by the academic community for a post-pandemic era in education.
The Mariners System, consisting of the Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges (MPC) in Naga City and the Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges Foundation (MPCF) in Canaman, Camarines Sur & Legazpi City, Albay, has trained its focus on higher education during and beyond the health crisis period.
The past two years saw the institution adopting the distance and blended learning systems while the COVID-19 pandemic high alert levels were enforced. During this period and up to now in which health protocols are still mandated, it has moved-on to the digital transformation that made education possible under the ‘New Normal.
Looking back since its inception in 1974, the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges/Foundation in this anniversary celebration salutes the Founder, the late Commodore JAIME CHAVEZ JIMENEZ who was ably aided by the school Matriarch, Madame ELIZA LAZARO JIMENEZ, the Members of the Board, personnel, alumni, students, industry partners and the public in general. Had it not been for their contribution, the institution will not be as what it is today.
The Foundation Anniversary Theme “Honoring the Past and Embracing the Digital Transformation during the Pandemic and Beyond”, has registered its relevance as it touches on the sentiment of the academic community. The difficulties which the institution had been into during the founding stage and seeing it survive the challenges through the years, have nurtured the men and women of Mariners to be stronger and more effective in the delivery of quality education to the Bicolano youth.
Two years from now, the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges/Foundation will celebrate its 50th year anniversary of service in the field of education. It continues to leave a landmark as it encourages people in the Region to rally behind the catchphrase, ‘SARONG MARINERO SA KADA FAMILIANG BICOLANO’!