The campaign is part of the technical training program for trainees of the International Workforce Development Organization of the Japan Public Benefit Foundation, also known as IM Japan. IM Japan aims to provide foreign nationals with Japanese technology, skills and knowledge, and thus gives them the opportunity to play an active role in Japan or in their home country.
“Presently, Japan needs about 2,000 Thai workers in technical occupations, especially in the automotive and food industries,” said Pratheep Songlamyong, director general of the Skills Development Department, on Monday.
“The department will provide the necessary training and orientation to the selected workers before they travel to Japan for the three-year course.”
The training in Thailand will last four months; the first three months will take place at the Vocational Skills Development Office in Pathum Thani and will cover the Japanese language and basic technical skills required for each job. The second part of the month-long training will take place at the Labor Skills Development Office in Chonburi and will cover topics such as Japanese culture, tradition and daily life to acclimate candidates to life and work in Japan, both physically and mentally.
“Throughout the three years of training in Japan, selected candidates will be offered housing and allowances,” Pratheep said. “Upon graduating from the program, candidates will receive a vocational training certificate from IM Japan, as well as a fund of 600,000 yen (approximately 160,000 THB) to help them find jobs in Japan or other countries. . If the Japanese employer wishes to continue hiring the candidate after graduation, they can extend the contract for another two years.