Dole, TESDA partner with a Japanese school


The Ministry of Labor and Employment and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority have partnered with a Japanese language school to enable hundreds of Filipino students to learn Japanese and work in Japan. Japan to reduce the language barrier with their Japanese employer. TESDA Executive Director Sonia Lipio said Chiba Mode Business Nihonggo School and Richwell Training Center Services Inc., a TESDA accredited training center, are now accepting Filipino students who want to learn Japanese and work in Japan. RTCSI President Ann Quiza said Filipino students who are proficient in Japanese can stay at CMB Japan and work there part-time, saying the program is about investing and building a future career in Japan. She said the Japanese language course in the Philippines would partner with a local college amid growing interest in language learning among Filipinos.

DOLE-National Capital Region Director Regienald Espaldon said the new language school aimed to cater for a growing number of Filipinos taking the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, an exam widely used to assess and certify skills languages ​​of non-native speakers. In 2017, a record 14,062 Filipinos wrote the exam, up 21% from the previous year, while the number of all applicants exceeded one million for the first time, according to the Japan Foundation , the administrator of the test. DOLE said the Philippines ranked third on the list of countries sending foreign interns to Japan after Vietnam and China, accounting for 9.9% of the total of 228,589 interns, according to the Japan International Cooperation Organization for Human Rights. training, which supports the training program for foreigners.

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