SABANGAN, Mountain Province – Five farmers from the province who earlier availed of the Join Us for Progress: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs program of the Dominguez family met with their Japanese employers in preparation for their deployment in the next several months.
Two farmers each from Data, Sabangan and Balili, Bontoc and one from Mainit, Bontoc will be deployed to Japan after they complete their 4 to 5 months Nihongo language training being conducted in the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) provincial training center.
These farmers will be guaranteed a monthly salary of at least P60,000 each without overtime which can increase through overtime work.
The Join Us for Progress: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs program of the Dominguez family has been going on over the past 3 years in their private capacity that helped in the overseas employment of hundreds of caregivers from the different parts of the province who were able to land in gainful employment in Japan.
Aside from their ongoing language training, the said farmers and other potential overseas workers that will be selected from applicant o the said program during a previous jobs fair will be assisted by the Dominguez family in the processing of their documents for their easy deployment once they will meet with their prospective employers and complete the required Nihongo language training.
On the other hand, officials of Ishigawa City in Japan already got in touch with congressional aspirant and former 3-term Mayor Engr. Jupiter C. Dominguez for sisterhood ties with the province in the future to further expand the implementation of the start-to-finish jobs program that is currently being initiated by the family in their private capacity.
The Join Us for Progress: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs program is being implemented with the assistance of the Philippine Human Resource Global Information Center (PHGIC) which has direct linkages with various companies in Japan that employ skilled Filipino workers to help them earn decent income.
Under the said program, qualified residents will be issued a technical intern training visa for 3 years with an extension of 2 years after which they will be issued a specified skills visa for another 5 years that makes the workers qualified to stay in Japan for a maximum of 10 years.
Among the sectors that need qualified workers from the Philippines include farming, the various fields of construction, auto-mechanic, caregiving, among other related skills, to help in providing opportunities for the said individuals to earn a decent income.
The upcoming deployment of the initial 5 farmers to Japan is a clear testament that this program puts premium on the skills that will be acquired by the prospective trainees and their opportunity to earn a much bigger income.