The Placement Team [Cebu Technological University, PhilNippon Technical College (PNTC) and Friend Nippon] found CTU graduates technically competent, highly trainable, and reflective of high quality work ethics during the monitoring in Japan on October 25 through 28, 2016.
Former CTU Vice President for Research and Development Cecilio S. Baga, the monitoring in-charge , acted upon the mandate to strengthen the internationalization policy of CTU President Rosein A. Ancheta Jr.
Dr. Baga visited graduates who have been part of the 3-year technical internship program in Hitachi, Tochigi, and Saitama.
The aim is to assess the work ethics of the graduates , acceptability of their skills and competencies, and their impact to the manufacturing industry as observed by the supervisors.
Prior to the send-off, CTU graduates took part in the training offered by the Japanese Government through Friend Nippon Cooperative Society [in Japan] to the graduates of technology courses in PNTC.
Qualified applicants went through the CTU Placement Office which sends and monitors them in their workplace.
In Dr. Baga’s interview with one of the trainees,Luke Garfred R. Ursal, the latter spoke about the high level of discipline of the Japanese workers. He is hoping to emulate the behavior once he gets back to the country.
CTU needs to solicit feedback from industries and employers regarding international mobility of its graduates, as basis for improvement and alignment of its programs to the internationalization of labor force.
CTU Public Employment and Services Office (PESO) coordinates also with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). It has, by far, increased CTU’s employability rating of graduates and on-the-job-trainees.
The CTU Placement Office has long been a partner of Phil-Nippon Technical College (PNTC), a private training institution based in the Philippines, authorized by the Japanese government to link with Friend Nippon, an organization based in Japan which facilitates provision of skilled human resources to the industries in Japan for a period of three (3) years.
One of the challenges they are currently facing is the increasing demand of industries in Japan for skilled manpower. The figure could go as high as 300 trainees per month.
Gil Abasolo, Dr. Baga’s former student who had his OJT in Malaysia, was one of those immediately accepted for Japan internship after graduation because of the said training.
Friend Nippon has several offices all over Japan to monitor and facilitate the trainees. Establishing linkage with PNTC means eliminating the mismatch between the intern’s technical skills and the host company’s requirements.
To date, Friend Nippon has only supplied an average of 30 trainees per month from the country.
As an offshoot of Dr. Baga’s visit, Friend Nippon is hoping for more human resource supply and support from technological universities in the Philippines. (UPO)