John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University Courses

John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (Molo) is an institution accredited by TESDA that offers Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programs (TVET) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

The Training center adopts the JBLF System logo. This is because it is under the direct management of the mother unit, the JBLF. It is headed by the director and provides training and upgrades prospective seafarers of the different shipboard functions and departments viz. deck, engine and steward. The courses it offers are in compliance with the training requirements of the 1995 amendments to STCW 1978 Convention; accredited by the Maritime Training Council (MTC), Panama Maritime Authority (PMA), Norwegian Maritime Directorate (NMD) and certified by Bureau Veritas (BV).

Its main objective is to provide competent and skilled graduates, trained and updated to world-class standards, ready and willing to join the ever challenges of the world merchant fleet as disciplined, committed and valued mariners. Equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities for maritime it maintains two venues for training – Molo Site at M.H. del Pilar Street, Molo, Iloilo City where theoretical instructions are carried out and Puerto Del Mar Site at Nueva Valencia, Guimaras for practicum training. Medical Care is conducted at an intermediary Medical Hospital within the city of Iloilo and a maximum of 24 trainees is accepted in a particular course and an even smaller number for courses which need in-depth training.

John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (Molo)

Address: M.H. del Pilar St., Molo, Iloilo City, Philippines
Telephone Number: 336-5449; 337-3860; 337-7538

TESDA Approved Programs

Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University” in the province of Iloilo City.

List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs

Course Authorized Duration
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC II 268 Hours
Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC I 268 Hours
Cookery NC II 316 Hours
Food and Beverage Services NC II 356 Hours
Bartending NC II 438 Hours
Culinary Services (Bundled Qualifications in Food & Beverage Services NC II and Cookery NC II) Not Available

Basic Requirements for TESDA Courses:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • At least High School Graduate
  • Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
  • With good moral character
  • Undergone a pre-training assessment
  • Can communicate both orally and in written form

Training Fees and Schedule

The cost of training and tuition fees may vary depending upon the specific course of interest and the school offering the training. Training centers also may have slightly different syllabus to teach to students in a class.

For inquiries, tuition fees, enrollment procedures, class schedule and other concern, it would be better that you visit their school/training center and inquire for other documents they may need.

Location and Contact Information

For further information, please contact the school directly at telephone number 336-5449; 337-3860; 337-7538. You can also visit John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University. The assessment center is located at M.H. del Pilar St., Molo, Iloilo City, Philippines.


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  2. My Messman Course po ba kayo na inuoffer ngayon? pls notify thank you

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