September 03, 2016 02:33 AM
BACOLOD City – The Province of Negros Occidental selected 21 scholars for its Study Now, Pay Later Program in Japanese Language Proficiency.
The grantees, who are qualified caregivers and other skilled workers, will learn Japanese Language and Culture under the supervision of the Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA).
The objective is to provide them employment opportunities in Japan.
On Wednesday, the scholars signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. and OISCA Bago Training Center director Shigemi Watanabe for the implementation of the program.
Under the agreement, the provincial government will shoulder the three-month training course worth P20,000 per month per student as well as the examination fee of P5,000 of every scholar after they complete the course.
Marañon told the scholars: “This is a golden opportunity for you so be diligent in your training.”
The governor said that the provincial government will eventually increase the number of trainees who will benefit from the program.
Marañon added that if the pilot batch becomes successful, it will pave the way to a more improved training in the coming years. (PNA)