TADIAN, Mountain Province – Some thirty nine residents of the province were able to complete their four-month Nihongo language training in the municipality as part of their preparations for possible deployment to various companies in Japan.
Michelle Kina-ud, coordinator of the Nihongo language training center in the locality, said that the graduation rites of the latest batch of Nihongo language trainees is scheduled on Wednesday, July 5, 2023 where the same will be attended by officials of the Manila-based Philippine Human Resource Global Information Center (PHGIC) and the Bulacan-based Sage Asian language Training Center.
She claimed that of the 39 graduates, 25 are still waiting for their employers while 14 are now undergoing their Nihongo language review in the main campus of Sage as they had already been selected for an interview by their employers.
Kina-ud added that 5 individuals who took their Nihongo language training in the municipality previously are now working with different agricultural companies in Japan and are now earning income for their families that were left behind in the province.
The deployment of overseas workers to Japan is part of the Join Us for Progress: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs program of the Dominguez family in partnership with PHGIC and Sage.
The Nihongo language training coordinator urged the graduates to continue mastering the same because fluently speaking Nihongo is one of the major criteria being imposed by Japanese employers to hire the graduates aside from their skills and knowledge.
She also appealed to those who are still waiting for their employers to be patient because their deployment will be dependent on the jobs that will be made available by the companies that have linkages with the PHGIC and for them to constantly practice speaking the Nihongo language for them to be ready once they will be suddenly called for an interview.
Earlier recipients of the program are now working in different companies in Japan and they are now helping in sustaining and uplifting the living conditions of their families who were left behind in the province.
PHGIC officials previously visited the families of those who were earlier deployed to Japan and were touched on how the families that were left behind expressed their gratitude to the program that allowed their members to have gainful employment.
Aside from the Tadian and Sabangan Nihongo language training centers, another similar center was established in Paracelis town to cater those residents who are interested to undergo the training for possible deployment to Japan for their gainful employment.
Kina-ud claimed that those who are undergoing review in the Sage main campus in Bulacan are simply awaiting for their interview schedule and if they pass the said interview, they will be immediately deployed to their employers like what had been happening in the previous batches of workers who are now in the Kumamoto Prefecture working in the various agricultural farms.
She pointed out that residents of the province are lucky that the PHGIC has chosen Mountain province as one of the sources of manpower who will be deployed in the companies in Japan that need skilled and qualified overseas workers.