The Office of the 2nd Congressional District of Lanao de Norte initiates, “Your Gateway to Japan,” an innovative idea of Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta Dimaporo that is within the framework of the Inclusive Growth Plan of the Quibranza-Dimaporo Initiative to help uplift the lives of qualified individuals by availing the Study & Work Program for free in partnership with the Philippine-Nippon Technical College held at Macapagal Training Center in Pigcarangan, Tubod on November 14, 2017.
Congressman Bobby has always been creating projects and programs for the residents of the province who has the potential to excel with the attitude to persevere in making their lives economically secure. These individuals are carefully selected by the staff of the 2nd District Congressman and will undergo rigorous evaluation process by employees representing the Philippine Nippon Technical College.
The PNTC is the entity that will teach the Nihongo Language Proficiency and Skills Training to individuals who passed the screening stage, in which it offers a STUDY-NOW-PAY-LATER scheme for qualified students. The only thing that the trainee will shoulder is their food and everything else is free. Residents of Lanao del Norte are given top priority to avail in this program. During the evaluation, the institution prefers applicants who already have skills that only needs enhancement. For male applicants; if High School or Vocational graduate it must be within the range of 19-26 years old and 19-29 years old if College graduate. While for female; the applicant must have graduated at least a 4 year course. The PNTC adheres to NO Tattoo policy of the host country.
During the evaluation, the applicants took series of qualifying exams such as Physical & Mental Test, IQ Test, Interview, Abstract and Eye Examination. The applicants were also required to bring with them authenticated NSO/PSA copy of their birth certificates; applicants with late registered birth certificates were not accepted.
The Language Proficiency Training will be held in Davao City for 4 months, and the Skills Enhancement Training will be in Laguna Campus for almost 8 months. The duration of the entire program will take a year to complete.
After finishing the training, applicants will fly to Japan as interns, where they will work and study for 3 years as agreed in the contract. After the term, the applicants are given the chance to continue for another 2 years upon the request of the company where they had their internship.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, Nissan Motors and Hitachi Rail System Company are just few of the companies that accept interns from PNTC.
As of now out of 75 applicants there were only 15 who initially qualified and 10 were considered conditional, subject for review. Next schedule of orientation will be posted on the official facebook page of the Province of Lanao del Norte.
Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta Dimaporo strongly implements programs such as this with the support of Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo and 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo for the good of the people of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty.” PIO-LDN