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About Us

VISION


A leading educational institution of learning recognized in producing globally competitive professionals.


MISSION


VMA Global College shall provide:
C ompetent graduates equipped with 21st century skills
R elevant programs, trainings and support for the stakeholders and alumni
E xcellent academic practices and research culture
D iscipline, leaders of the global industry
O utstanding physical and technological facilities for teaching and applied learning


CORE VALUES


Our core values are ANCHORED in
A ltruism
N eutrality
C andor
H onor
O rder
R esponsibility
E xcellence
D iscipline


STRATEGIC GOALS AND INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES


Administration

Governance, Transformational Leadership and Financial Stability.


Faculty and Personnel Development

Faculty – Staff Welfare and Capacity Building


Curriculum and Instruction

Academic and Technical Excellence


Research and Publication

Strong Research Program and Publication


Student Development

Student Welfare, Safety and Development


Social and Community Engagement

Progressive Alumni and Community Involvement


Partnership and Linkages

Sustainable Partnership and Linkages


Physical Facility

Technologies and Physical Advancement


EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION QUALITY POLICY


VMA GLOBAL COLLEGE and TRAINING CENTERS, INC. is committed to quality education and training promoting a culture of learning that bridges theory with practice producing highly competent workforce, responsive to the needs and demand of the global market.

The institution is committed to satisfying all applicable standards and requirements under the guidance of our Vision and Mission, which serve as the guiding beacons, illuminating our path towards the attainment of educational and training excellence.

This policy is implemented through the following guiding principles:

  1. Focus on Learners and Other Beneficiaries: The institution prioritizes the needs and aspirations of its learners and all stakeholders, ensuring that their objectives are met and exceeded.
  2. Visionary Leadership: The institution embraces leadership that empowers innovation, fosters a shared vision, and guides it toward a future where educational excellence is the norm.
  3. Engagement of People: The institution actively engages and empowers all individuals, recognizing that its collective strength is a driver of its success.
  4. Process Approach: The institution diligently employs a process-driven approach to every aspect of its operations, creating a framework that supports efficiency, consistency, and continuous enhancement.
  5. Continual Improvement: The institution considers improvement as an ongoing commitment, constantly seeking ways to enhance its offerings and the overall educational experience.
  6. Evidence-Based Decisions: The institution makes decisions that are grounded in reliable data and insights, ensuring that they are well-informed and strategic.
  7. Relationship Management: The institution is dedicated to building and nurturing partnerships and relationships within its community and the wider world.
  8. Social Responsibility: The institution actively engages in initiatives that promote social responsibility, actively contributing to the betterment of its communities and society at large.
  9. Accessibility and Equitability: The institution champions equal access to quality education and training, striving to eliminate disparities and ensure inclusivity.
  10. Ethical Conduct: Ethical conduct forms the bedrock of the institution's actions, setting high standards of integrity, accountability, and transparency.
  11. Data Security and Protection: The institution is committed to safeguarding the integrity and privacy of data, upholding the highest standards in data security.


BOARD OF TRUSTEES




ATTY. JUAN N. OROLA JR.
Chairman


DR. ELIZABETH O. SALABAS
President


ATTY. DANILO P. CRUZ
Vice Chairman


ENGR. BARTOLOME N. OROLA
Treasurer


ENGR. TOMAS N. OROLA
Corporate Secretary

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF




DR. REMEDIOS JOHANNA S. VARGAS
Vice President for Academic Affairs


Capt. NIÑO ELSON O. SALABAS
Vice President for Maritime Studies


DR. CHRISTINA O. PEREZ
Vice President for Administrative Affairs


2/M GILBERT V. JUESNA
Dean of Maritime Studies


EDWIN P. BENITEZ, MBA-HRM
Vice President for Maritime Studies

VMA HISTORY


In 1973, the Visayan Maritime Academy (VMA) was founded by then Ambassador to Japan, Honorable Roberto Salas Benedicto, who owned a shipping company, Northern Lines, licensed for international (Phil- US and Phil- Japan) and domestic trade.

VMA, the first maritime school located in Bacolod City, in the province of Negros Occidental, was closed down ten years later due to management decision. The surrounding community, however petitioned the Department of Education (DEC) to reopen VMA and a group of dedicated visionaries decided to take actions.

Asian Mari-Tech Development Corporation (AMTDC), was organized for educational purposes with Atty. Juan N. Orola, Jr., having its own manning and crewing agency, TIPOLO Shipping International, later renamed OROHIL Shipping International Co., Inc.. as Chairman, with the sole authority by the owner, Hon. Benedicto, under the Lease-Purchase Agreement, to reopen the said institution and to continue the maritime program

AMTDC applied for permit to offer the B.S. Marine Transportation and Associate in Marine Engineering courses in April 1986 at the Department of Education, approved on May 4, 1987. In School Year 1987-’88, Visayan Maritime Academy was re-established as a Maritime Institution with the President Mrs. Elizabeth Orola-Salabas and Captain Andres Gatpatan as Superintendent. A total of 574 students enrolled with 159 from the BSMT department while 415 from the AME department for the first semester. In the second semester, Chief Mate Jimmy Milano manned VMA’s Deck department and Fourth Marine Engineer Albert Diaz headed the Engine department as Dean respectively.

On the second year of its restoration in 1989, VMA was adjudged by the Philippine Association of Maritime Institutions (PAMI), Marine Industry Authority (MARINA) and the Department of Education, as one of the TOP TEN Maritime Institutions in the survey of maritime schools.

In 1992, AMTDC put up training facilities for SOLAS (SAFETY OF LIFE AT SEA), to strengthen the practical application of theories per maritime curriculum on the property owned by the Orola family in the adjoining Barangay Pahanocoy. Catching the attention of DEC, then Regional Director, Dr. Lilia Gaduyon, encouraged VMA Training Center to conduct training to students of other maritime schools in Region VI.

In 1993, VMA Training Center was accredited by the Maritime Training Council (MTC) and eventually by MARINA.

In 1995, AMTDC, acquired ownership of Visayan Maritime Academy. In school year 1997-1998, with its full compliance to the requirements of Commission on Higher Education (CHED), VMA offered new courses such as BSHRM, BS Tourism, and BS Information Technology and BS Business Administration. With its continuing efforts from the objectives set forth, VMA was granted with a support from its sister school in Hiroshima, Japan, and sister companies namely OROPHIL Shipping International and AZUCAR Shipping Corporation for shipboard training and on-the-job trainings for the students.

On August 15, 1999 the American Bureau of Shipping, a Texas-based certifying body, issued the ISO 9000: 2000 certification to the VMA and VMA Training Center, ISO 9000: 2008 and ISO 9001:2015 by AJA Registrar.

Latest technological aids such as the Full Mission Bridge, Mini Bridge, Cargo Handling, and Global Maritime Distress Satellite System & Engine Room with walkthrough room were installed at the Simulator. These facilities are guaranteed with continuous improvement.

In the year 2006, Visayan Maritime Academy (VMA) changed its name upon the suggestion of TESDA and CHED to cover the extent of program offering (now including Non-maritime) and affiliations with the international communities for On the-Job training, Practicum and Job Placement. Involved in its survey for a new identity were its alumni, parents, faculty and industry stakeholders, came up with the name, VMA Global College, eventually registered in SEC as VMA Global College and Training Centers, Inc. Presently, this era began to establish more adequate and Top-of-the-Line facilities to support learning and training; enhanced KONGSBERG Simulators for deck, installed the Walk-Through engine simulator, improvement of Marine Laboratory to include, instrumentation and process control, electrical and motor control training modules and electronic training module. Constructed the ASEAN building for additional classrooms, library, function halls, and the formulation of its High School Department.

The programs, Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management (BSHRM) and Bachelor of Science in Tourism (BST) were accredited by SSM Maritime Services in 2004, Dream Search in 2007, HRI International in 2009 and Career For You in 2017 for international practicum and/or eventual employment. Its philosophy on the ideals of Discipline has evolved where the school produced graduates and professionals serving in domestic and overseas / international companies for decades since its establishment. The founding objectives and values were carved in every alumnus and student that the founder has laid down to continue to live on which alumni all over the world, including companies employing them have only praises for their discipline and competence.

At present, VMA supports the K-12 program offering Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM), Humanities and Social Sciences (HUMSS), Tech – Voc, (Food and Beverage Services, Housekeeping) for the Senior High School Program.

VMA Technical Education and Skills Training Center (VMA TESTC) with TESDA program was established for scholarships under the:

*Training for Work Scholarship Program
*Special Training for Employment Program
*Negros First Scholarship
*Universal Access for Quality Tertiary Education Act
*Department of Interior Local Government Travajo (Local Government Unit)


for Training Programs:

*Bartending NCII
*Bread and Pastry Production NCII
*Cookery NCII
*Housekeeping NCII
*Food and Beverage Services NCII
*Travel Service NCII
*Housekeeping NCIII
*Shielded Metal Arc Welding NCI
*Tourism Promotion Services NCII
*Contact Tracing NCII
*Shielded Metal Arc Welding NCII
*Events Management NCIII
*Hospitality Services Technology NCII


VMA TESTC is also an accredited Competency Assessment Center for programs:

ACCOUNTANCY, BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SECTOR:

1. Food and Beverage Services NCII
2. Cookery NCII
3. Housekeeping NCII
4. Bartending NCII
5. Bread and Pastry Production NCII
6. Housekeeping NCIII
7. Tourism Promotion Services NCII
8. Events Management NCIII
9. Front Office Services NCII
10. Travel Services NCII
11. Book-keeping NCII
12. Customer Services NCII
13. Micro Finance Technology NCII
14. Hospitality Services Technology NCII

METALS AND ENGINEERING SECTOR
1. Shielded Metal Arc Welding NCI 2. Shielded Metal Arc Welding NCII

HEALTH, SOCIAL AND OTHER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES SECTOR
1. Barangay Health Services NCII

Revised Edition : February 18, 2022

VMA ALMAMATER SONG


ONWARD VMA GLOBAL COLLEGE
ONWARD TO THE CALL OF FAME AND VICTORY
YOU ARE THE BRIGHT STAR THAT GUIDES OUR WAY
A SHINING VMA

I HAVE WALKED ALONG IN YOUR HALLS AND PATHWAYS
I’VE SAT DOWN BENEATH YOUR GREENY-GREENY TREES
I’VE MARCHED ACROSS YOUR FIELDS AND BY-WAYS
I HAVE LOVED YOU VMA

ALMA MATER VMA,
THERE YOU’RE IN GRACE WITH GOD ALMIGHTY
THANKING YOU IS ALL WE CAN SAY
KEEP US STRONGER DAY BY DAY

ALMA MATER VMA
THERE YOU’RE IN GRACE WITH GOD ALMIGHTY
THANKING YOU IS ALL WE CAN SAY KEEP US STRONGER DAY BY DAY

WHEREVER I AM I WILL KEEP REMEMBERING
MY MENTORS AND MY FRIENDS, MY CLASSMATES AND OUR DREAMS
YOU ARE MY COMFORT AND BE MY STRENGTH OUR SUCCESS IS STILL YOUR AIM

ALMA MATER VMA,
THER YOU’RE IN GRACE WITH GOD ALMIGHTY
THANKING YOU IS ALL WE CAN SAY KEEP US STRONGER DAY BY DAY

ALMA MATER VMA,
THERE YOU’RE IN GRACE WITH GOD ALMIGHTY
THANKING YOU IS ALL WE CAN SAY KEEP US STRONGER DAY BY DAY
THANKING YOU IS ALL WE CAN SAY KEEP US STRONGER DAY BY DAY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jva6bGI1VgI

VMA MARCH


WE ARE READY FOR THE WORLD AND ITS CALLING
FOR THE CHALLENGE OF THE SEAS AND THE WAVES;
RAISED WITHIN THE HALLOWED GROUND OF VMA
WE ARE GOING TO THE WORLD MARCHING BRAVE.

WE ARE YOUNG MEN OF STRENGTH AND COURAGE
WE ARE TRAINED FOR VICTORY IN LIFE
WE WILL FACE THE STORM AND THE LONG NIGHTS
WE’LL CARRY ON TILL THE EVENING TURNS INTO LIGHT.

WE ARE YOUNG MEN OF STRENGTH AND COURAGE
WE ARE TRAINED FOR VICTORY IN LIFE
WE WILL FACE THE STORM AND THE LONG NIGHTS
WE’LL CARRY ON TILL THE EVENING TURNS INTO LIGHT.

WE ARE READY FOR THE WORLD AND ITS CALLING
FOR THE CHALLENGE OF THE SEAS AND THE WAVES;
RAISED WITHIN THE HALLOWED GROUND OF VMA
WE ARE GOING TO THE WORLD MARCHING BRAVE.

WE ARE YOUNG MEN OF STRENGTH AND COURAGE
WE ARE TRAINED FOR VICTORY IN LIFE
WE WILL FACE THE STORM AND THE LONG NIGHTS
WE’LL CARRY ON TILL THE EVENING TURNS INTO LIGHT.

WE WILL FACE THE STORM AND THE LONG NIGHTS
WE’LL CARRY ON TILL THE EVENING TURNS INTO LIGHT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsqHloeG1PE