The Negros Occidental Scholarship Program Division, under the Office of the Governor, is now accepting applications of graduates with bachelor’s degree, who are willing to undergo Japanese language and culture training course for three months at the OISCA Bago Training Center, and intensive language training in Japan for one year.
OISCA International is looking for 20 hardworking, highly-dedicated, and trainable individuals, 26 years old and below, single, male or female, who are fully committed to work in Japanese companies in Japan, a press release from the Capitol said.
Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said the provincial government will shoulder the two months live-in language and culture training course at the OISCA Bago Training Center under the Study Now, Pay Later program of the NOSPD while OISCA International will shoulder the remaining one month training.
Applicants must submit bio data with photo, contact details, college diploma, transcript of records, bio page of passport, and an essay on what specific field of work he or she is interested in. Applicants will be interviewed and oriented after the assessment of their documents.
The program is a collaborative effort between OISCA Bago Training Center and the provincial government to provide long term job opportunities to Negrenses, the press release said.
OISCA Bago Training Center directors, Shigemi and Thelma Watanabe, said this program will be a yearly activity and it may be possible for OISCA International to increase the number of slots next year to accommodate more Negrenses.
OISCA International secretary-general, Yasuaki Nagaishi, said there is a great opportunity now for young college graduates to work in companies in Japan as regular employees with the same chances as Japanese workers to occupy higher positions in the company in the future.
He added that qualified applicants must study for one year in Japan and pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Level 2 (N2) so that they will be given a working visa.
Lacson said this program gives hope to Negrenses to be able to work permanently in Japan holding higher positions in various Japanese companies. He added that this will surely pave the way to improve the quality of life of many Negrense families. For more information, those interested may contact the Negros Occidental Scholarship Program Division at (034) 431-5892, or the OISCA Bago Training Center at 702-9075, the press release added.*