TADIAN, Mountain Province – Six more residents of three towns in the province were recently deployed to various companies in Japan as farm workers under the Join Us for Progress (JUP): Jobs, Jobs, Jobs program of the Dominguez family.
Vanesa Agsisiyo of barangay Tue, Tadian was hired by the Sunshine Co. Ltd. of Komamoto Prefecture and already joined her employer as of March 13, 2023.
On march 24, 2023, Abigail Batinan of Lukib, Baukod; Zynek June Noble, Lisa Lapa-an of Mainit, Bontoc, Geraldine Hombrebueno, Jenny Claire Sapdoy and Marilou Gayagay, town who were hired by Gyoumu Suishin Cooperative Association also joined their employer as farm workers in the next 3 years.
Michelle Kinaod, coordinator of the Nihonggo language training center in the municipality, said that the hired farm workers were the ones that were selected by their employers during the conduct of separate interviews after they were able to complete their Nihonggo language training over the past several months.
The JUP; Jobs, Jobs, Jobs program is being spearheaded by the Dominguez family in partnership with the Manila based Philippine Human Resource Global Information Center (PHGIC) for the employers in Japan needing the skilled workers and the Bulacan-based Sage Asian language Center for the free Nihonggo language training in the established training centers in the province, particularly Tadian, Sabangan and the newly opened center in Paracelis town.
Since October last year, there were already more than a dozen bonafide residents of the different towns of Mountain Province who were deployed to their various employers in Japan as skilled workers pursuant to the goals and objectives of the aforesaid program which is to provide sustainable sources of livelihood for those interested and who are able to qualify for their work based on the assessment of their prospective Japanese employers.
The free Nihonggo language training of the overseas workers is courtesy of the Dominguez family in partnership with Sage Asian Language Center while there will be no placement fee that will be charged from them for their deployment to their Japanese employers.
The deployment of the hired overseas workers to Japan drew the interest of residents from the different parts of the province as many individuals are now signifying their intention to enroll in the free Nihonggo language training being undertaken by the existing training centers based in Tadian, Sabangan and the soon to open center in Paracelis town.
However, PHGIC president and chief executive officer Clark Dexter Badaran underscored that it does not mean that when a person completes the Nihonggo language training course, he or she will be automatically qualified to be deployed to Japan as there are also considerations being imposed by their Japanese employers that is why they have to undergo the required interview and the assessment of their skills.
He pointed out that what is important is the prospective workers are interested to be employed overseas and that they are willing to learn the job that will be made available to them by their Japanese employers aside from being knowledgeable on the Nihonggo language so that they will have better communication with their employers and their fellow workers in the foreign land.
The aforesaid program started more than 3 years ago but the deployment of overseas workers was focused mainly on caregivers but the Dominguez family decided to expand the same to cover other available skills where residents of the province are able to qualify.