The government in Punjab has launched a Japanese language education program for youth in Japanese with a view to improving the employability of young persons in the region, under the Punjab Skills Development Project.
It will increase the potential for candidates to learn Japanese and allow the Japanese Embassy to be connected to them.
The Minister of Industrial Training and Jobs in Punjab, Charanjit Singh Channi, said the first round of initial meetings with the Japanese embassy was concluded to introduce this project in conjunction with the Japanese embassy.
The system will train applicants between the ages of 18-45 and those with a minimum 8th pass credential.
The length of the course is 200 hours.
HE stated that in addition to qualification for the JLPT, candidates would also earn a qualification of PTU (Punjab Technical University) after completing the 200-hour training cycle in French, which is the basis for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) level clearing (N5).
The training will take place in two stages. The first phase of training was initiated by training trainers for PSDM, the Higher Educational Department, the Department of School Education, Technical Education & Industrial Training and IKG Punjab TU. By lots of lots in Punjab these master trainers in turn will educate the young people of Punjab.
The first stage of Master Trainer training has already started, with the training of a Japanese-language teacher, who has passed N-5 and N-4 stages of Japanese proficiency testing and has an interpretership certificate, having two batches with a combined strength of 37.