Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa attended the Opening Ceremony of the Preparatory Japanese Language Training for Candidate Nurses and Caregivers bound for Japan at the TESDA Women’s Center in Taguig City on November 4 which was also attended by TESDA Deputy Director General Rebecca Calzado.
The training program is implemented through the collaborative efforts of the governments of Japan and the Philippines. This endeavor goes beyond their standing commitments in the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) and aims to further assist Filipino candidate nurses and caregivers in passing the Japanese Licensure Examinations after they enter and work in Japan.
A total of 333 Filipino candidates from the 9th Batch of Candidate Nurses and Caregivers to Japan will undergo six months of preparatory training at three different venues, the Language Skills Institute at TESDA, the Nihongo Center Foundation Inc., and the PAD Foundation Inc. They will then depart for Japan in June 2017 and undergo another six months of Japanese language training there.