LANGUAGE TRAINING CENTERS ILLEGALLY CHARGING TRAINING FEES FROM JOB CANDIDATES FOR JAPAN

LANGUAGE TRAINING CENTERS ILLEGALLY CHARGING TRAINING FEES FROM JOB CANDIDATES FOR JAPAN UNDER THE TECHNICAL INTERNSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM (TITP) AND THE PROJECT FOR HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES IN THE NATIONAL STRATEGIC SPECIAL ZONES(NSSZ)

It has come to the attention of this Administration that workers or candidates selected for deployment to Japan as Technical Intern trainees or as Live-out Housekeepers in the National Strategic Special Zones (NSSZ), are being charged language training fees by some Language Training Centers, some of which are affiliates or partners of licensed recruitment agencies or Philippine Sending Organizations. Some of the reports also revealed that charging of the costs of language training is being done either before deployment or through salary deduction in Japan, under a Study-Now-Pay-Later scheme.