The Japan Foundation, Manila is pleased to announce that it has successfully conducted the “Preparatory Japanese-Language Training for Nurse and Certified Care Worker Candidates” under the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA). The training started last November 8, 2018 at three (3) different venues; the Language Skills Institute of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the Nihongo Center Foundation, Inc. (NCF, Manila), and the Personal Ability Development Foundation (PAD). The training will soon come to an end on May 21. The current participants of the 11th batch who will complete the training consist of 41 nurse candidates and 269 certified care worker candidates, totaling 310 with 82 males and 228 females.
The candidates have obtained the basic knowledge and usage of Japanese language and deepened the understanding of the Japanese people, society and culture. They have also been trained for “autonomous learning” – they learned how to plan and review their study and acquired the habit of learning by themselves, so that they can continue the study beyond the program.
The candidates are to leave for Japan in the middle of June and will undergo another 6-month training of the language; then, they will be assigned to hospitals and nursing homes across the country. Building up their practical experiences there, they will consequently take the national examination for nurse or certified care worker in Japan.
To mark and celebrate the occasion, a “Closing Ceremony” will be held at 9:00 am on 21 May (Tuesday) at the Tandang Sora Hall of the TESDA Women’s Center in Taguig City for the candidates at TESDA and PAD. It will also be held for the candidates at NCF at 3:00 pm at the President Jose P. Laurel Hall of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Center in R. Papa St., Sampaloc, Manila.