Through the dedication in the pursuit of excellence and development in the field of maritime education, late Commodore JAIME C. JIMENEZ, SR., PCGA, a retired officer of the Philippine Navy, Marine Engineer and Chief Marine Officer, conceived and established the Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation. Commodore Jimenez, believed that the youth must be given the best education for them to become effective leaders of tomorrow. Hence, in 1974, he opened the Mariners Polytechnic School in Manila with an initial enrollment of 35 students.
Commodore Jimenez decided to transfer the school in the Bicol Region to help fellow Bicolanos develop into quality seafarers. From the first batch of 52 Bicolano seafaring cadets, the enrolment continuously grew, and that paved the way for the birth of the three schools in Bicol, the MPCF of Canaman, MPCF of Legazpi City and MPC Naga. Despite being identified as maritime schools, the three schools offer both land and sea-based courses. The Mariners’ Sister Schools uphold the honor code, “DO NOT LIE, CHEAT, OR STEAL”, and instill the core values of discipline, competence, social responsibility, honesty and loyalty among its young people.