The Negros Occidental provincial government assures more employment opportunities in Japan and Australia, as scholarship programs to boost the skills of Negrenses will still be offered this year.
Negros Occidental Scholarship Program head, Karen Dinsay, said yesterday that through the scholarship programs of the government, in partnership with some Japanese firms, there are ample opportunities for nurses, midwives, welders, and newspaper delivery persons in that country.
Dinsay said that after they undergo skills training and education, Negrenses who passed the examinations could avail of work visa in Japan, which could give them an opportunity to work there and have salary rates similar to Japanese workers.
“This is a continuing program of the provincial government to provide scholarships to Negrenses that allow them to be educated in Japan and have a part-time job of at least 28 hours per week. But if they graduate and pass the examinations given by Japanese firms, permanent employment is possible,” she said.
On Tuesday night, 19 Negrense nurses and midwives were sent to Japan to continue their Japanese language education and take vocational caregiving for three years. After they graduate, they will be qualified to work full-time in the facilities of Houei Group, or anywhere in the country.
Dinsay said this will be a continuing program of the province as the demand for Negrense workers in Japan is high.
She said that most of the programs under NOSP are focused on opportunities in Japan, through its “study now, pay later” program, while the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center offers educational programs partnered with Australian firms.*
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