The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) announces the conduct of the “Preparatory Japanese–Language Training for Filipino Candidates of Nurses and Certified Care Workers” under the Japan – Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). The 10th batch training will start with 330 (provisional) candidates which consists of 42 nurse candidates and 288 certified care worker candidates. The training will be held at three (3) different venues; the Language Skills Institute of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA, Taguig City), the Nihongo Center Foundation, Inc. (NCF, Manila), and the Personal Ability Development Foundation, Inc. (PAD, Alabang, Muntinlupa City). The program will be for six (6) months – until May 22, 2018 (Tuesday).
The objectives of the training program are to have the candidates obtain the basic knowledge and usage of Japanese language and study specific vocabulary and essential expressions for nursing and care-taking. In addition, the candidates will be given lectures on Japan – general life culture; and, will further learn how to acquire the habit of autonomous / independent learning so that they can continue to study Japanese beyond the program.
Upon the completion of the 6-month training program in the Philippines, the candidates will undergo another 6-month training program on the Japanese language in Japan. Thereafter, they will be assigned to hospitals and caregiving facilities, spread all over Japan; and, building up on their experiences, they will take the national examination for nurse or certified care worker in Japan.
To mark and celebrate the occasion, the opening ceremony will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday – November 9 at the Tandang Sora Hall of the TESDA Women’s Center, East Service Road, South Super Highway, Taguig City. It will also be held at the Nihongo Center Foundation Inc. at 3:00 p.m. on the same day at the President Jose P. Laurel Hall of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Center – Manila, R. Papa St., Sampaloc, Manila.
For details / clarifications on the aforesaid training program, and other Japan Foundation grant programs / projects, please contact The Japan Foundation, Manila – 23/F Pacific Star Bldg., Makati Ave., Makati City (telephone # 811-61-55 to 58 / fax # 811-61-53; firstname.lastname@example.org / website:www.jfmo.org.ph)