In 1981, a sister-institution, Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges Foundation, was born in the heart of Canaman. It was established to provide the most advanced education in the maritime field, and to accommodate further the growing enrolment. A few years later, in 1985, a third campus was opened, this time in Rawis, Legazpi City.
To date, MPC/MPCF have totally expanded their resources: MPC-Naga now has its campus in Panganiban Drive, Naga City. It boasts of a mock-up hotel, a culinary laboratory, a mock-up radio station, speech and computer laboratories, and adequate facilities for land-based courses. The MPCF-Canaman complex has an extensive physical plant which houses an Administration Building, buildings for Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering and Seaman courses, a chapel, a swimming pool, a mock-up bridge and GMDSS Laboratory, Marine Engineering Laboratory, Smoke Chamber, Sports Complex and land ship. Moreover, new buildings are on the rise. MPCF-Legazpi with two campuses, one along the highway in Rawis and as annex along the Albay Gulf, has adequate facilities for both land and sea-based courses and an impressive faculty and staff line-up.
MPC/MPCF is the Alma Mater of an ever-increasing number of competent merchant marine officers, ships’ crew, customs brokers, radio and other mass media personnel, hotel and restaurant managers and personnel, technical and vocational workers, and other gainfully-employed professionals.
Truly, the dream of the institution’s founder, Commo. Jaime C. Jimenez, has been realized, nurtured and is now reaping honors in the local, national and international scenes. MPCF in Canaman and Legazpi are among the few maritime schools in the CHED’s “White List” and are ISO-9001 certified initially by the Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), then later on by Societe Generale de Surveillance (SGS) for the 2000 version. MPC in Naga has linkages in Singapore, Qatar, and plushy five –star hotels in the country and abroad. From its humble beginnings, the institution has risen to be one of the most reputable institutions in this part of the globe.