Only accredited sending organizations by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) are authorized to send Filipino trainees to Japan under the Japan International Training Cooperation Organization (JITCO) Skills & Technology Transfer Project.
Apart from issuing the accreditation, TESDA is the only sole government agency that is tasked to oversee the implementation of the TESDA-Japan International Training Cooperation Organization (JITCO) Skills & Technology Transfer Project.
The TESDA issued a statement emphasizing on the accredited Sending Organizations amid reports received that there are unaccredited groups conducting recruitment for Japan under the JITCO Project.
So the public maybe warned against these unauthorized groups, TESDA urged the public to be wary and to immediately check with any TESDA offices in the regions on the legality of their recruitment process.
The TESDA-Japan International Training Cooperation Organization (JITCO) Skills & Technology Transfer Project is a transfer of technology, skills and knowledge to trainees sent by Philippine companies through the sending organizations to companies in Japan via the accepting organizations.
Only the accredited Sending Organizations are authorized to select and dispatch trainees to Japan for enhancement of their skills.
Out of the 74 TEDSA-accredited Sending Organizations nationwide, seven of these are from Cebu. The Sending Organizations in Cebu are the Total Opportunities (TOP) Foundation, Inc., Technological Improvement Support (TIS) Foundation, Inc., Racdaes Foundation, Philippine Organization for Skilled Trainees (POST) Foundation, Inc., Human Enhancement Assistance on Resources and Training (HEART) Foundation, ES Youth Training Foundation, Inc., Cebu Project and Skills Information Exchange Foundation, Inc.