SABANGAN, Mountain Province – The eighty persons that availed of the Jobs, Jobs, Jobs program of congressional aspirant and former 3-term Mayor Jupiter C. Dominguez started to undergo the required Nihongo language training which is one of the requisites for them to be employed in Japan within the next several months.
This language training is being conducted in partnership with the Philippine Human Resource Global Information Center (PHGIC), a prestigious non-government organization involved in the deployment of skilled workers from the Philippines to Japan, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Dominguez family who had been pursuing the Jobs, Jobs, Jobs program over the past 3 years even as private citizens.
Currently, the PHGIC is currently evaluating and assessing the qualifications of the applicants on what field of work will be fit for them in Japan but while awaiting the said results, they are required to undergo the Nihongo language training.
Initially, caregivers were the ones deployed to Japan by the PHGIC in partnership with the Dominguez family, but this will expand to other fields this year that will include farming, auto-mechanics, among others, that opened more employment opportunities for qualified skilled workers from the different parts of the province wanting to try their luck in overseas employment.
Earlier, some 80 bonafide residents of the province were being prepared for possible employment in various sectors in Japan under the Jobs, Jobs, Jobs program.
Clark Dexter Badaran, president of the Philippine Human Resource Global Information Center (PHGIC), said that the documents of the individuals that joined the recently concluded jobs fair in the municipality will be evaluated and assessed to ascertain the sector where they will be best qualified to be employed.
Badaran disclosed that the Dominguez family had been the company’s partner over the past 3 years in sending qualified residents of the province to Japan for employment where most of those that benefitted from the training for work program are mostly caregivers.
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.
The PHGIC official disclosed that among the sectors that need qualified workers from the Philippines include farming, the various fields of construction, auto-mechanic, caregiving, among other related skills, that can help individuals earn a decent income.
According to him, the company plans to go back to the province to conduct similar job fairs in strategic areas to get more individuals take advantage of opportunities to land a job in Japan.
For his part, Dominguez reported that their family had been quietly supporting this program and there are more than 50 individuals who were successfully employed in Japan who can testify on the benefits of the program.