«The Technical Internship Training Program»
The Technical Internship Training Program (TITP) is a retraining program for foreign youth that provides decent employment opportunities in Japan. The goal of the project is to transfer Japanese professional skills to foreign technical trainees for the development of the economies of their countries and of Japan as well. The internship allows foreigners to learn skills in various branches of Japanese industry through labor relations. The State Internship Program was first established in 1993 and certainly plays an important role in international cooperation.
The Technical Internship Training Program (TITP) Q&A
What is TITP?
Technical Intern Training Program (TITP) is a training program providing employment in Japan. The program is run by the Japanese government, so it allows Russians to work in Japan for up to 5 years, studying Japanese technologies in the workplace and receiving a good salary. The aim of the program is to transfer Japanese professional skills in various industries to foreign workers for the development of the industry and economies of their home countries.
Who can participate in the program?
Men/women must be aged 18 years or older.

Qualities: Discipline, resistance to stress, absence of bad habits such as alcoholism, drug addiction and gambling addiction.

No criminal record.

Applicants must be physically and mentally healthy.

A prerequisite is the completion of 11 classes of secondary school or an institution of secondary vocational education (that is, there must be an 11-year education).

An important requirement for Japanese employers is the lack of tattoos.
Does health matter for participation in the program?
An internship candidate must be physically and mentally healthy. There should be no HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis B or C or any other viral or infectious diseases. To participate in the program, it is important that you have no problems with hearing, vision, or weight. For example, the candidate should not be deaf, color blind, dystrophic, etc. It is also highly recommended to have your teeth treated before departure.

A medical examination of the state of health should be carried out only in a reliable state medical institution.
How is the selection of candidates held?
The selection of candidates, based on the criteria described in the section "Who can participate in the program?", is carried out by the specialists of our company, as well as directly by employers from Japan at the interview.
How long is the Technical Intern Training?
There are three levels of training: for a one-year period, 3 years, and 5 years, if the Japanese organization is ready to extend the technical intern training for such a period.
What is the result for the technical intern trainee at the end of the program?
After completing the TITP, the trainee must return to Russia. Our company will help to find a suitable job in his/her home country.

Benefits of taking the Technical Intern Training in Japan:

1. Decent employment in Russia. Japan is a country where innovative and advanced technologies are widely used. Therefore, after gaining skills and work experience here, our clients will be able to find a good job in their home country.

2. Upgrading qualifications and skill levels. Trainees in Japan will certainly improve their qualifications and skill level. Thus, in other countries (China, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines) it has already been proven that workers who have completed training in Japan have even higher qualifications and greater skills than workers with a specialized university education. This is due to the continuous training of trainees directly at the production site.

3. Stable job and high income during the TITP. Trainees in Japan have a stable job with a fairly high average salary of more than $1,500 per month. It should be noted that the salary of technical trainees is not lower than that of the Japanese themselves. Such a salary allows the trainee to improve his financial well-being, and the experience gained in Japan will help him to find a decent job after returning to Russia. Also, a good salary makes it possible to earn capital and use it in the future to create one's own business.

4. Other benefits of TITP in Japan:

+ Good working and living environment, guaranteed safety.
+ Ability to study the Japanese language.
+ Access to the world's leading technologies and innovative manufacturing processes.
What is pre-dispatch Education for Technical Intern Trainees?
Before dispatch we teach candidates the initial level of a Japanese language intensive course. The course is 198 academic hours. Training takes place in a group, which allows you to develop conversational skills on everyday topics. In addition to the Japanese language, the curriculum includes classes on Japanese culture, etiquette, daily life in Japan, and this makes the adaptation of life in Japan for Russians much easier.

Technical intern trainees are trained by an experienced teacher with 12 years of work experience, who graduated from Buryat State University with the qualification "Orientalist-philologist, translator-referent of the Japanese language", who has a Ph.D. in philology, a law degree, and a teacher's certificate of additional education in the Japanese school "Subaru" in Japan. Also, the Japanese language teacher has a JLPT N1 certificate, and graduated with honors from the Buryat State University and completed an annual internship at Wakayama University under the program of the Japanese Ministry of Education "Nikkensei."

Moreover, students are given the opportunity to regularly practice language with native Japanese speakers, both directly, with those living in Ulan-Ude, and remotely with a teacher from Japan.

What educational materials are used for training?
Our company trains candidates using the Japanese language textbook "Minna no nihongo". Its pages simulate a variety of situations from daily life in Japan. As practice shows, it is "Minna-no nihongo" that is an excellent assistant for foreigners, not only in learning the language, but also in understanding the culture and mentality of the Japanese people.

In addition, we use materials from the textbooks "Marugoto" from the Japan Foundation and "Read, Write, Speak Japanese" by E.V. Strugova and N.S. Sheftelevich.
If I have already participated in the program, may I go again?
No, unfortunately re-participation is not possible. Even if you received a visa under the TITP program and did not go for an internship, you will not be able to get a visa again.
How are the technical intern trainees protected?
First, Japan Work is an approved and thoroughly inspected company by the Russian government that is authorized to send trainees to Japan. In addition, a Japanese government accredited partner company takes care of the foreign workers during the internship. In other words, these organizations are under the control of the Russian and Japanese governments, thus excluding fraudulent actions against technical intern trainees.
If a trainee has any questions or concerns in Japan, where should he go?
Our company helps you over the course of your stay in Japan. We are available at any time to provide the required support. Also trainees are supervised by our partners located in Japan.
Are your company's Japanese partners reliable?
Our company cooperates only with serious, proven partners. If the company has any problems, we will not send our technical trainees there.
How is the entire pre-departure and training process conducted?
After completing their training in Russia and successfully completing an online interview with a Japanese employer, candidates are sent to Japan. Upon arrival, they continue to study the Japanese language, as well as study the rules of safety in the workplace, the rights of technical intern trainees under Japanese labor law, the peculiarities of Japanese culture, etc. within one month. During this time they are paid the so-called "allowance". After that begins a training program at the hosting company. The duration of the internship can be 1 year or 3 years, with a maximum of 5 years depending on the effectiveness of the intern.
Where do the technical intern trainees live? What are the living conditions?
Typically, the hosting Japanese company provides residence for the trainee. This is usually a room in a nice dormitory. There are Wi-Fi, lounges, sports grounds and everything you need for a comfortable life. Places of residence for trainees are located in areas with a developed infrastructure: within walking distance of shops, including stores that are open 24-hours a day, pharmacies, medical clinics, banks, post offices and public transport stops.
Where do trainees eat?
There are many different cafes near the residence, but to save money, people usually buy food themselves and cook in the kitchen. However, the hosting Japanese companies provide them with lunch.

Special topics on how a Russian can save on food in Japan and what products are better to choose are included in the training course from our company.
What is the salary for technical intern trainees?
The average intern's salary is 820 yen per hour. Under Japanese labor law, full-time work is no more than 8 hours/day. But as desired, a trainee can work overtime, then an additional 25% is paid for each worked hour.

Since employment under the Technical Trainee program is official, the salary is transferred by the hosting Japanese company once a month to the technical trainee's bank account. Thus, unofficial payments are excluded, and the trainee is socially protected.
How does the technical intern trainee get to Japan?
The technical intern trainee will fly to Japan by plane. Interns from Russia are accompanied by our employee who oversees the group until their final placement in Japan.
Is vacation provided for technical intern trainees?
Yes, since the employment is official, the trainee is granted annual leave.
What if a technical intern trainee becomes sick?
If the trainee is unable to work due to illness, then he is granted unpaid leave.

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