Japan takes more technical interns free of cost

Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Published: 00:00, Nov 19,2019


Japan is taking an increasing number of Bangladeshi technical interns free of costs.

Officials told New Age that none should make any payments to the brokers for going to Japan as technical interns.

At least 183 technical interns left for Japan from January to October free of costs, according to Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training.

And at least 163 technical interns had gone to Japan in 2018 and 145 in 2017.

Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment ministry joint secretary Jahangir Alam said that in addition the technical interns, Japan would soon start recruiting ‘Specified Skill Workers’ from Bangladesh’.

According to EWOE ministry’s Facebook status, on Sunday, a Japanese investor group selected six Bangladeshi skilled workers for jobs in Japan.

The group of six technical interns would get the opportunity to work in Japan free of costs.

They are proficient in spoken Japanese.

EWOE Minister Imran Ahmad described them  as ambassadors of Bangladesh.

 Japan considers Bangladesh as a major source  of recruiting expatriate workers, said officials.

Japan is keen to recruit from Bangladesh, 14 categories of skilled workers, EWOE Ministry joint secretary Jahangir Alam told New Age.

He said that Japan needs 14 categories of specified skilled workers including caregivers, as well as in the areas of electronics and information, construction, shipbuilding/ ship machinery, automobile maintenance, aviation industry, building cleanup. management,  industrial machinery, accommodation, agriculture, fishery and aquaculture, food and beverage manufacturing, food service, electrical goods, machine parts and tooling.

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