PARACELIS, Mountain Province – Residents of this eastern town of the province flocked to register for the upcoming Nihonggo language training for prospective workers that will be deployed to Japan that is expected to start by next month.
Flora ‘Lingling’ Awingan-Fianitog, local coordinator of the newly established Nihonggo language training center in the town under the supervision of the Bulacan-based Sage Asian Language Center, said that there are already 80 individuals that signified their intention to undergo the 4-month Nihonggo language training course which is for free courtesy of the Dominguez family.
She added that of the 80 enrollees to the aforesaid training, 40 are males and 40 are females who expressed their willingness to undertake the said course for possible deployment to farming or construction work in Japan depending on the need of employers who will still screen the potential applicants.
Fianitog claimed that she was motivated to try to establish the Nihonggo language training center in the town to cater to the language training needs of interested individuals from the various towns of eastern Mountain province because of the successful deployment of several individuals from different towns of western Mountain province starting October last year to different prefectures in Japan for their overseas work.
She narrated that upon learning of the successful deployment of farm workers to the different prefectures in Japan, she volunteered to the Dominguez family to try establishing the Nihonggo language training center in the municipality to cater to the needs of individuals wanting to work in Japan but need to undergo the Nihonggo language training.
According to her, she was surprised to the surge in the number of individuals from the municipality wanting to avail of the said free language training that prompted her to coordinate the matter to the vestry of the Anglican church for the use of the old church as the training center considering the presence of the newly constructed church that was favorably granted.
Fianitog pointed out that those who will be successfully deployed to Japan will be lucky because there will be no placement fee that will be collected from them unlike three others who have reportedly paid placement fees to the recruitment agencies that hired them for their work in Japan.
She is keeping her fingers crossed on the successful operation of the Nihonggo language training center so that more individuals from the eastern town will be able to avail of the free training and if they will be lucky enough, they will be hired by potential employers in Japan for their farming and construction work that will allow them to earn income that they could use to uplift the living condition of their families in the locality.
Fianitog said that the trainees will be divided into 2 classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, so that they will be able to cope with the learning process that will be provided by the trainers from the Bulacan-based language school.
She stipulated that the training handouts will be delivered in the municipality before the end of the month in preparation for the start of the language training course by next month for them to be able to cope up with the schedules of their trainings.
Aside from the newly established Nihonggo language training center in the municipality, the other language training centers are based in Tadian and Sabangan towns to cater to the enormous demand of the Nihonggo language training following the successful deployment of a good number of individuals from the different towns to Japan for their overseas work.