International cruise companies are actively exploring the Asian market and are thus elevating Chinese service personnel requirement standards. To encourage more young people to serve on cruise ships, the Maritime and Port Bureau (MPB) of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) organized the 2018 college and university "World Ventures—Love for Cruises" campus promotional seminars, and held the first such seminar at the Taipei University of Marine Technology (TUMT) today (28th) to help young students open the door to both a career and a wonderful life in the cruise industry.
TUMT President Yen-Po Tang greeted students in person and encouraged them to board cruise liners and expand their horizons. Next, Dr. Yin-En Fu gave an overview of the cruise tourism market. With over 20 years of rich experience, International Cruise Council Taiwan's (ICCT) General Consultant Dr. Chiang-Chuan Lu gave a lively introduction to global cruise development trends and professional development schemes. The inspirational talk motivated the attentive students to think about serving on a cruise ship.
The MPB also specially invited former cruise entertainment manager Ms. Meng-Ting Tsai to give a talk. According to Ms. Tsai, a cruise is similar to a miniature United Nations, in that it gathers workers from all around the world. The experience provides not only free foreign language education but also full staff party nights. In short, cruise line jobs are very attractive in terms of salary, work content, and work environment. Ms. Tsai encourages students to give themselves the opportunity to achieve their dreams.
The seminar was very lively. Students also expressed interest in working on cruise liners. The MPB will continue to organize cruise career promotional activities, with upcoming seminars at Kainan University on April 25, Chihlee University of Technology on April 26, and National Dong Hwa University on May 14. Everyone is welcome to participate. Please refer to MPB's online registration area (https://www.motcmpb.gov.tw/onlineregistrationlist_69.html) for details.