Launch of the Lunch & Learn
OSM Manila recently launched a lunch and learn program to provide informative presentations regarding how to tackle the STCW Convention and its amendments. The session ran for over an hour and was attended by members from both OSM’s Crewing and Recruitment Departments.

The lunch and learn session was introduced by Adrien Luntao, GM, Global Training, in an effort to cater to the training needs of the office employees while also letting them enjoy a full course meal. “I’m excited by the great response we had to our first ever Lunch and Learn,” said Luntao, “I look forward to seeing even more people at our future events. The lunch and learn format is a great way for employees to learn about tools and services that have the potential to help them work more efficiently.”

The first lunch and learn session was opened with an overview of STCW Convention and STCW code. Following the introduction, the group participated in a table top exercise on the practical approach of verifying the seafarer’s certificates against STCW references. The exercise was designed to encourage feedback from the participants to enhance engagement. Finally, it was concluded with a question and answer portion where all the inquiries of the participants were addressed.

The first session garnered an average of 3.67 which is equivalent to an excellent mark.  It was so well received that the participants suggested the session to be extended. Watch out for more updates on this new initiative.