Last October 25-29, 2022, one hundred thirty-three (133) Second Year HRM Students underwent the five-day 2Go Apprenticeship by Experience Program. They boarded M/V 2Go Masagana with route Manila-Bacolod-Iloilo-Cagayan and vice versa which was led by Vessel Master, Captain Modesto Gubaton, and Hotel Manager, Mr. Marvin Punzalan.
The students were divided into groups and were supervised by three Shipboard Training Officers (STOs) namely, Mr. Alvin Aguirre, Ms. Gretthen Gatdula, and Ms. Abegail Santos. After the Welcome Briefing and Orientation, the groups engaged in simultaneous activities such as lectures, vessel familiarization tours, and workshop sessions.
Students were assigned to the Front Office, Food and Beverage (Island Fiesta, Sea Breeze, Horizon Café, Galley), and Housekeeping (Deck 5, 6, and 7) departments.
To wrap up the apprenticeship program, a simple graduation ceremony with performances from the students was held at the Island Fiesta.
This experience made the students apply the theories they learned at the university. It also made them realize the opportunities and challenges that await them in the future.