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FULFILLING A PROMISE. Governor Joseph Cua with the partnership with Phil-Nippon Technical College, and Department of Labor and Employment in a Job Skills and Training for jobs in Japan fulfills his promise in his 6-point agenda of seeking ways to provide job-generating oppurtunity.


The recent partnership of the provincial government of Catanduanes to Phil-Nippon Techinical College which will generate job opportunities in Japan is Governor Joseph Cua’s way of fulfilling his promise to the people of Catanduanes, said Prince L. Subion, the provincial Public Employment Service Office.


“Jobs Generation is one of governor Cua’s primary programs that he promised to his constituents when he returned to the gubernatorial seat back in 2016. And this partnership with Phil-Nippon is a way to provide opportunities for job seekers in Catanduanes”, Subion said.


The Job Skills and Training Orientation will be held on March 5, 2018 from 8 AM to 5 PM at Victor Hall, Virac Town Center in Virac. It is sponsored by provincial government together with Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Phil-Nippon Technical College will be the partner institution where trainees will study under the scheme ‘Study Now, Pay Later’, where graduates are then sent to work in Japan for as much as P73,000 monthly salary.


Diana H. Briones, head of the Planning Department of PNTC and former trainee Batch 2007 explained that interested applicants will first undergo Japanese Language education before the skills training.


“Ang PNTC ay may tinatawag na STUDY NOW PAY LATER program, in which PNTC will provide first the JAPANESE LANGUAGE and Skills Training for qualified students while endorsing to our accredited agency to provide them a job order in Japan. Bago umalis ang student magkakaroon na sila ng kasunduan between the PNTC kung paaano ang magiging pagbabayad”, said Briones.



Qualified students will study the Japanese Language education for four to five months in which they must pass N4 and N5 evaluation exam before undergoing skills training on Automotive, Metal Press, Machining, Plastic Molding, Electronics, Electrical and Welding.


PNTC also features Culture Education as part of their training to assure holistic skills preparation before job deployment.


When they are deployed in Japan, they will still go through a comprehensive training with FRIEND NIPPON (Accepting Company in Japan) which will provide the trainees with one month special training, on Japan lifestyle in actual, i.e how to ride on a public transportation like buses and trains, how to use the Japanese money, how to buy in a convenient store or shop and how to use some modern equipments and other procedures that the trainees may encounter during emergencies.


“After 3-5 years of work, if ayaw na muna ulit nila umalis ng bansa meron din pong program ang PNTC na kung saan naghahanap tayo ng mga possible tie-up companies here in the Philippines to supply their demands in terms of manpower”, Briones added.


Briones also shared that they selected Catanduanes because of its enthusiasm and optimism of helping their constituents.


“Isa ang Catanduanes sa aming napiling province sapagkat naging napaka-positibo nila sa pagtanggap ng aming programa ever since na ito ay naipaliwanag sa kanila ng aming mga promoter noon, at mayroon narin pong mga trainees na nakaalis na at ngayo’y nasa Japan na at binubuo ang kanilang mga pangarap”, said Briones.


“PNPC and the provincial government share the same goal. That is why we took this chance to partner with them. Nasasabutan ni gobernor ang mga sakit nin satuyang konstituentes ta sya man produkto nin pagpursiger”, Subion added.


At present, there are 10 Catandunganons who went through PNTC’s training program and passed the trainings and is now working in Japan.


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