SABANGAN, Mountain Province – The much awaited Nihongo language training for interested residents of the province wanting to be deployed for work in Japan is expected to start by March once the targeted enrollees will be completed.
Lyndon Siw-ang, local coordinator of the Nihongo language training in the municipality, said there are more or less 10 individuals who already enrolled for the upcoming 4-month Nihongo language training as part of the initial requirement for the possible deployment to Japan.
He pointed out that some of the enrollees were referred to the ongoing Nihongo language training in Tadian and the training will start when the targeted quota of 35 enrollees is reached before the end of the month.
Siw-ang disclosed that the residence of Joey Dominguez in Tambingan will serve as the training center for the Nihongo language training with the installation of the required antenna to ensure stable internet signal for the learners to be able to effectively and efficiently communicate with their teachers and the provision of furniture.
The local Nihongo language training is being undertaken by the Dominguez family in partnership with the Bulacan-based Sage Asian Language Center and the Manila-based Philippine Human Resource Global Information Center (PHGIC).
He expressed hope that the enrollees for the Sabangan Nihongo language training will increase in the coming weeks following the deployment of some 5 farm workers who successfully passed the language training and other stringent requirements of the employer.
He stipulated there had been successful deployment of farm workers to Japan starting October last year and is continuing up to date and individuals should be convinced to avail of the free Nihongo language training in partial compliance of the requirements of prospective employers.
Under the Join Us for Progress program, representatives of Japanese employers conduct the interviews and screening of the qualified workers for their companies through the coordination done by the PHGIC and Mountain Province has been identified as one of the main sources of skilled human resource for the various types of work required by Japanese firms.
The Join Us for Progress program started over 3 years ago which initially deployed mainly caregivers before this was expanded to include other skills on farming, among others.
Japanese employers were impressed with those earlier deployed on the dedication of workers from Mountain Province in fulfilling their obligations under their contract that is why many companies are interested to hire skilled workers from the province for their needs.
Qualified workers will be required to undergo the Nihongo language training for them to familiarize themselves with the language and prevent barriers between them and their employers in their workplaces for them to effectively and efficiently perform their assigned duties and responsibilities.