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PNTC continues to produce global scholars

MALAPATAN, Sarangani (February 8, 2019) - Eleven years since it was first implemented, the partnership between Sulong Karunungan Program of the local government unit (LGU) of Sarangani and Philippine Nippon Technical College (PNTC) continues its endeavors to produce globally competitive graduates.

This partnership is one of the collaborative efforts initiated by the LGU Sarangani with the primary objective of helping young Sarangans who cannot afford to pursue their studies.

As of this year, the PNTC Scholarship Program has already produced 58 contract finishers, 66 ongoing trainees, and 28 deployed students in Japan.

On February 15, Sulong Karunungan and PNTC are set to offer new scholarship slots for this school year. Interested applicants may visit Alabel Senior Citizens’ Hall at exactly 8 o’clock in the morning.

A technical vocational school accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, PNTC aims to provide young Filipinos free access to new opportunities, innovations and modern technologies that will maximize their employment potentials here and abroad.

Frederick Ayo Jr., a resident of Barangay Tuyan, is one of the successful graduates of the program.

“Ang training sa PNTC kay dakong tabang sa akoa. Ilabi na sa ilang Japanese language trainings, pag-abot namog Japan wala na mi naglisod og storya og makig conversation sa mga Japanese kay tungod maayo ilang pagtudlo sa amo.”

Ayo was able to save and invest from his earnings in Japan and pursue a degree in Psychology in a university in General Santos City.

“Gapasalamat pud kog dako kay Governor Steve Solon sa iyang suporta nga gihatag sa among mga trainees. Gikan sa una sa pag initiate aning PNTC kaniadtong Vice Governor pa siya hantod karon. Dili pud lalim ang pag training paadtog Japan,” he beamed.

Sulong Karunungan-PNTC was first introduced to Sarangani in 2008 as a flagship program initiated by then Vice Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, the incumbent governor.

Aside from the technical skills training, students of PNTC have to undergo Japanese language classes as a primary component of the program to eventually be deployed to Japan and be part of its workforce.

The Japanese language class conducted in Padada, Davao del Sur is composed of five levels. Students under the engineering curriculum can take up Japanese language (Nihongo) N3, N4, N5, and AutoCAD 2D and 3D.

Meanwhile, those under industry curriculum can study Japanese language N4, N5, and skills like machining, welding, electronics and electrical, gantry crane operation, automotive, painting, and forklift operation. (Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE)

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