Reyniel Dave Cado, 27, went back from Japan on March 27, 2015 after concluding his contract with PNTC as a welder. With his earnings, he was able to put up a small business in Information Technology (IT) solution which he named Pixel Box. He also caters events like weddings.
“Dahil sa PNTC, nakatulong na ako sa aking pamilya. Ito ay naging stepping stone ko para mag-level up sa aking sarili. Nagpapasalamat rin ako kay Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon sa kanyang pagtulong sa akin,” Pado said.
With the governor’s support and commitment, Sarangani is continuing its journey in improving access and quality of education in the community.
“The provincial government through Sulong Karunungan is exploring ways to raise awareness and improve quality of education among Sarangans,” said Marife Gomez, Sulong Karunungan project manager.
Tapped by the provincial government in 2011, PNTC offers training programs complementary to Japanese language and technical skills for students who are willing to learn technical courses and the Japanese language for eight months in Laguna and Manila.
Skills include automotive, welding, body painting, cartoon box making, machining, plastic molding and, electronics.
As of December 2015, 14 scholars have already concluded their contracts while 28 are still in Japan. Some 80,000 yen is given as monthly allowance by their employer company for their three- year stay.
This venture has clearly made a big impact to the scholars’ life. (Cherry Marie Irish D. Cruz / SARANGANI INFORMATION OFFICE)