ANOTHER batch of 43 skilled workers from the province who were trained by Negros Japan Human Resource Exchange Association Inc. (NJHREA) will leave Monday to learn the latest construction innovations in Japan.

NJHREA chief executive Johnny Reosura said they are hoping that all the members of the batch will able to impress their Japanese hosts and that the demands for our Filipino trainees in Japan would continue.

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The Japanese government had imposed stricter rules of hiring foreign trainees and workers.

The workers, who recently paid a courtesy call to Governor Isidro Zayco at the Provincial Capitol, had a three-year contract with the Japan-based Multi-Contractor Cooperative, which will field them to different companies.

Zayco urged the trainees to remain honest and hard working as their training in Japan will eventually lead them to better opportunities that will help uplift their lives and their families.

Each trainee is expected to receive an allowance of yen 80,000 per month and yen 220,000 graduation bonus at the end of their stay, Reosura said.

Among the Japan-bound skilled workers are 11 trainees from Murcia, who were accompanied by Reosura and businessman mayoralty candidate Andrew Montelibano in Capitol during the courtesy call.

Montelibano also urged the trainees, especially those from Murcia, to give their best and perform their tasks well for their Japanese employers to have a good impression of Filipino workers.

Meanwhile, the trainees will be accompanied by NJHREAI trainee coordinator Fernando Jacinto in Japan.

To qualify for NJHREAI training, an applicant should be at least high school graduate, 23-35 years old, and must have at least three to five years experience in construction, Reosura said.