Thursday, 19 July 2012

CamSur boosts welders’ bid to work in Australia

AFTER its successful efforts to land 70 service crews and 7 management trainees in jobs at KFC Saudi Arabia, the CamSur government via its recruitment arm CSEC, now zeroes in on deploying scores of local welders to Australia.

The provincial government has facilitated the issuance of their certificates of competency, the foremost requirement for welders to work in Australia where huge monthly compensation awaits those who would qualify, plus the chance of migrating with their families to the land “down under”.

Such is the welcome development in connection with Gov Lray Villafuerte’s program in providing assistance to local professionals as well as to those belonging to the technical sector to land jobs either locally or abroad that would propel them towards productivity and self-reliance, hence contribute to the progress and development of the province.

The awarding of said certificates was made during a simple ceremony held last July 7, at the Capitol Convention Center attended by personnel of CamSur Employment Center (CSEC), CamSur’s lead agency in providing assistance to jobseekers, as well as representatives of, the agency processing the necessary documents and ELJARS Training Center that will provide additional inputs and trainings to successful applicants for them to meet the standards of the employer in Australia.

Recipients of the certificates first undergo a “barrier test” – evaluation which normally costs around P25,000 that was assumed by the provincial government upon the sponsorship of Villafuerte and son, Miguel “Migz” as a boost to the applicants in their aspiration to work in Australia.

To immediately follow the trade test is the actual training to be conducted by ELJARS under the supervision of a competent instructor from the principal in Australia.

The top 20 in the trade test will have the priority to undergo the ELJARS training and will automatically comprise the first batch of welders to be deployed to Australia.

Meanwhile, spokesperson of said at least 3,000 Filipinos are currently under their employ in Australia while around 300 families of their workers are now living with them in Australia.  - FERNANDEZ/MMEC

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