Trainors Training / Trainors Accreditation Program
Thank you for your interest, one of the objectives of the Trainors Meeting in Bacolod in October 2003 during the Mid-year Federation is to address the need to establish a Standard Training program for mountaineers all over the country. Consequently we also have to address the need to develop a Trainors Training Program to facilitate the Basic Mountaineering Course.
The federation accredited 10 instructors to initially conduct the Standard BMC, we also identified other trainors from different mountaineering clubs to apprentice under any of the accredited instructors for evaluation and recommendation. So far, the Education Committee has accredited 2 from the Visayas (Eugene Abarquez and Nino Capangpangan who apprenticed under Randy Su).
Although we already have the Tropical Mountaineering Trainors Training Program it will require substantial resource to implement it. For the meantime we intend to conduct a “Trainors Accreditation Program” the details of which will be finalized in a meeting in Cebu this August. It is our plan to conduct the accreditation program in Davao this October.
For the meantime we have initially identified criteria for selecting participants for the accreditation program (Note: these requirements are not final).
a. Member of an MFPI accredited club in good standing
b. Has facilitated BMC training for the club within the past 2 years
c. Recommendation letter from the club president
d. Letter of intent from the participant
e. First Aid Certification (preferably from Red Cross)
The accreditation program is just the initial phase, successful participant will be assigned to go on apprenticeship (by conducting BMC in their clubs, other MFPI clubs and MFPI organized events) under an accredited instructor, until such time that they pass the final evaluation and henceforth recommendation and approval from the MFPI.
I hope I fueled your interest to pursue perhaps even a career in mountaineering, we intend to professionalize the field and plan to have the program accredited as a technical course by TESDA.
Elmer C. Cabotage
MFPI Education Committee