A request to a former classmate who is at the helm of the Phil-Nippon Technical College brought job opportunities in Japan for fresh college graduates of the town of Jagna.
Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla after meeting Atty. Carmelo De Los Cientos mid-May of 2012 got all hyped up with the opportunity of giving employment to Jagnaanon fresh graduates offered by Atty. De Los Cientos. He immediately requested for a visit from personnel of the Phil-Nippon Technical College in Calamba, Laguna to Jagna to provide orientation as well as pre-screening to applicants.
On May 30, personnel from Phil-Nippon Technical College headed by the HR Manager visited Jagna to administer an orientation to the applicants who heeded the call of Mayor Abrenilla thru the three radio stations in the town. Around 60 2-year and 4-year course college graduates as well as TESDA enrollees participated in the orientation. A written exam was administered as well as medical examination and interview.
The catch of the orientation was that if the applicants pass all the evaluation, they will qualify for skills and Japanese language training at Phil-Nippon Technical College. Training will last for 5-6 months and graduates are assured of employment to the different companies in Japan. The training will be on a study now pay later scheme which will give opportunity to the less privileged to avail. All expenses such as school fees, board and lodging, gear for the skills training are provided by the college on a pay later scheme. Payment will start on the 4th month of working in Japan.
The Mayor has encouraged young graduates 20-26 years old to avail of the opportunity. He said that opportunities such as this one come only once so graduates should grab and take advantage. He encouraged the participants to take this opportunity to go to other places as this also widens their horizon and contribute to their experiences. He is confident that Jagna will prosper once its inhabitants have the means to their livelihood.
There were around 20 people who qualified after the initial screening and are awaiting calls from the Phil-Nippon personnel for the next steps to be undertaken. They also promised to come back to Jagna if the municipality can gather around 60-80 participants for the orientation.
Mayor Abrenilla is again calling graduates of different courses not only residents of Jagna but also from other towns to coordinate with the Mayor’s Office at 2382-249/531-8001 for listing.