TADIAN, Mountain Province – Some sixty skilled workers from the different parts of the province will compose the two batches that will be undergoing the required mandatory Nihongo language training as part of the initial step for their possible deployment to their prospective employers in Japan.
Dexter Badaran, president and general manager of the Manila-based Philippine Human Resource Global Information Center (PHGIC), recently conducted an orientation for the new students and the potential scholars of the Nihongo language training being undertaken in partnership with the Sage Asian language Center based in Bulacan and the Dominguez family.
The 4- to 6-month Nihongo language training is an initial step for the interested skilled workers to be deployed to their prospective employers in Japan through the said partnership that started more than 3 years ago.
The satellite language training centers are in Sabangan and Tadian towns to ensure that the interested workers will not have to travel to stay in Bulacan just to be able to complete their language training.
Some 30 students have earlier started their Nihongo language classes while some 30 others are awaiting their schedules for the same training.
Badaran disclosed that the PHGIC is trying to manage the situation because of the increasing number of individuals from Mountain Province wanting to avail of the program as they want to make sure that there will be an optimum number of trainees as not all may match the skills with the that demand for work in Japan.
According to him, the full blast implementation of the partnership started last April which drew the interest from many interested skilled workers with some 80 individuals taking the language trainings in Sabangan and another 50 others who signified their intention to undergo the language training in Tadian.
Badaran claimed that the PHGIC established its network with various prospective employers and organizations in Japan over the past several years and the deployment of interested skilled workers can be achieved provided that the prospective overseas workers are able to complete the stringent trainings and requirements imposed by the client companies and destination country.
Last month, some 4 farmers from the province were deployed to Japan with their Japanese employers under the program and partnership while 2 others are awaiting their deployment anytime this month.
On the other hand, some 24 prospective overseas workers underwent the interview by their prospective employers in Manila last week and they will be ready for deployment in the next 2 to 3 months depending on their compliance with the remaining requirements.