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POEA says Japan needs 300 nurses, caregivers

Hundreds of Filipino nurses, caregivers, and medical workers can learn Japanese language for free and have the chance to be employed in Japan, according to a Japanese union that employs Filipino workers in Japan.

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said Japan needed more than 300 Filipino nurses and caregivers with salary ranging from P100,000 to P200,000 a month.

The Cooperative Union Business Supply Aichi, a Japanese union that accepts and employs Filipino workers in Japan, in cooperation with Pro-Tech Skills Development Center Corporation, has announced the conduct of free seminars on Japanese caregiving at Pro-Tech’s training facilities in Makati City from June 19 to 26.

PTSDCC is one of the country’s training centers accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority to train Filipinos for prospective caregiving jobs in Japan.

According to Kawamichi Nobuaki, CUBSA president, the training-seminar was the first of its kind in the Philippines and is aimed to increase the awareness and understanding of Filipino care workers and nurses on the modern practices and standards of Japanese caregiving so that the Filipino may become more equipped and prepared for employment in Japan.

“The free training-seminar will be on a first-come, first-served basis and is open to Filipino nurses and caregivers who would like to work in the Japanese caregiving sector. We will conduct the training-seminar for eight hours every day for seven days,” Kawamichi said.

Jose Lorenzo Escueta Beech, Pro-Tech’s president, said the  Japanese partners, specifically, the CUBSA planned to conduct training-seminars around the country in the in cooperation with other high-quality, TESDA accredited Philippine training institutions.

“CUBSA has successfully help employed  Filipino careworkers in various nursing homes in Japan,” he said. Vito Barcelo

“We hope to entice Filipino care workers and nurses to consider employment opportunities in Japan and to prepare them for the Japanese caregiving sector and familiarize them with Japanese caregiving standards, demands on workers, as well as the unique characteristics of Japanese culture,” he added.

CUBSA and its participating group of well-known nursing homes, Kaikoukai Medical Corporation headed by Kawahara Hirohisa, will provide the experts and teachers for the training seminars, as well as the training supplies and materials.

“Its mission is to develop and enhance workers’ work and occupational capabilities and abilities, believing that skills are the best strategy for worker protection.

Over-all, Pro-Tech aims to contribute to Philippine national development through productive and remunerative employment, local and overseas, by making quality skills and professional training accessible and affordable to all Filipinos of working age.

Since its establishment, Pro-Tech has trained close to a hundred Filipino careworkers under the Technical Intern Training Program (TITP) of the Japanese Organization for Technical Intern Training (OTIT). 

Topics: Japanese language , caregiver , nurses , Philippine Overseas Employment Administration , Cooperative Union Business Supply Aichi
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