GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Oct. 22 (PNA) — The provincial government of Sarangani is sending another batch of scholars from various parts of the province to Japan next year for an on-the-job training with various companies.
Sarangani Gov. Steve Chiongbian Solon said Wednesday they have started processing the applications of the prospective scholars for the training, which is under the study-now-pay-later scholarship program of the Phil-Nippon Technical College (PNTC).
He said PNTC has been implementing the program in collaboration with the provincial government, through his office.
“Hundreds of applicants have already registered for the initial examination and screening,” the governor said.
Another examination and screening will be held on December 11 at the Sarangani provincial capitol in Alabel town.
The provincial government mainly assists PNTC in the registration of the applicants as well as the initial examination and screening process.
It also provides various support initiatives for the succeeding evaluation and selection processes and the initial training of the scholars.
Under the program, Solon said the selected scholars will initially undergo an eight-month skills and Nippongo language training.
The skills training includes welding, body painting, automotive, machining, carton box making, plastic molding and electronics, he said.
After completing the training, he said the scholars will be then sent to Japan for a three-year OJT with the program’s partner-companies.
“Each scholar will receive monthly allowances of more or less Php30,000,” Solon said.
Since 2012, the governor said the local government has already facilitated the sending of 30 qualified scholars to Japan.(PNA)