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PIA Press Release
2008/02/07

Japan absorbs Davao IT graduates

By Mai Gevera

Davao City (7 February) -- Now expanded in Davao City, passers and top scorers of the PhilNITS Certification Program are being hired by Japanese companies to work abroad or in the company's local base in Manila.

Shinichiro Kato, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) expert, announced yesterday the absorption of the Davao IT experts who took the certification exam last October 2007.

"Out of the 30 exam takers, only one reached the passing rate but majority of them landed on the average level.", he said.

However, the exam results awed the Japanese companies as they never expected Davao City to be producing experts in the said field.

Known to be an agriculture haven of the Philippines, Dabawenyos are now seen to be also fairing well in the field of information technology.

In the recent visit of top executives of Data Horizon in this city, five PhilNITS takers are set to be hired and to start working in Japan.

"This is just one of the many benefits that an IT graduate or expert will receive if he takes the PhilNITS certification. Aside from that, there are plenty of scholarships and trainings given by Japan for Filipino IT experts." said Loy Torres, the first Dabawenyo PhilNITS passer in the 2003 exam.

Also, Kato stressed the trust of Japanese companies on this particular exam such that they only rely on PhilNITS passers and takers to qualify for a work visa.

Japanese consider this exam a tough one, however, Davao takers are actually fairing well and showed great potential in the field of both hardware and software technology.

Kato announced the recent policy implemented in Japan that enables companies to start hiring Asian it experts to address the ageing population of the said country.

It was shown that of the 600 passers of the said exam since it started; about 10 percent of the said number are already working abroad and are enjoying good compensation while the rest are handling good jobs in the local IT market.

Meanwhile, JETRO is also promoting Davao City, next to Manila and Cebu to be the business hub of Japanese companies.

A number of companies and associations are set to visit and check the Davao market this month such as the Sanko Consultancy, Moason Japan, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Nagano City, Shizuoka Prefecture IT Association, I-Mergeonline International, Blue-Eyed Doragon Technology, Fujitsu, and Subic Software Solution.

"Aside from letting these companies absorb local IT experts to work abroad, we are also encouraging these companies to establish their base in this city," Kato said.

Also the Department of Trade and Industry is now initiating efforts to spread to the different IT schools in Davao about the conduct of the PhilNITS certification exam.

It has started holding school forum urging IT students and graduates to take advantage of the said certification exam and explore the many opportunities that one can get from it.

More and more students and graduates are set to take the next certification exam on April 6 this year to be held at the University of Immaculate Conception. (PIA) [top]

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