The first foreign national in the “Shipbuilding and Marine Industry” field has passed the ” Specified Skilled Worker No.2″ examination, which is obtained by passing the examination after passing the Specified Skill Worker No1.
Because Specified Technical Skilled Worker is a new residence status that started in 2019, and because Specified Skilled Worker No.1 allows five years of residence, there are still a few foreigners in Japan who hold Specified Skilled Worker No.2
As of September 28, 2023, there are 12 foreign nationals with the specified technical skill 2 in the construction field.
With the recent simultaneous acceptance of three foreign nationals in the shipbuilding and shipbuilding fields, the number of Specified Skilled Worker No.2 foreign nationals nationwide has increased to 15.
Once a foreigner becomes a ” Specified Skilled Worker No.2’’,
he or she can call on family members (children and spouse only), and his or her stay in Japan will count toward the 10-year period required to apply for permanent residency. The period of stay will also be indefinite.
For the employer,
the cost and effort will also be reduced because support for the employed foreigner is no longer necessary after becoming a No. 2. (Regular support is required during the period of Specified Skilled Worker No. 1.)
The number of specified skilled worker, which started against the backdrop of a domestic labor shortage, continues to increase every year.
The number of foreign nationals in the Specified Skilled Worker No.2 category, who are considered to be skilled technicians, is expected to increase in the future.
For more information on the ” Specified Skilled Worker ” status of residence, please click here (past blog link).
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Below is a news excerpt
Hiroshima Prefecture is currently working to improve the environment necessary for the smooth acceptance and workplace establishment of foreign nationals with specified skills in order to support companies in the prefecture that are having difficulty securing human resources.
(Head office: Onomichi City, Hiroshima Prefecture; Representative: Hideki Miyaji), a company selected for the “Model Company Support Project for Accepting Foreign Nationals with Specified Skills” conducted by Hiroshima Prefecture, became the first company in Japan* to pass the “Specified Skill Test No. 2 (Welding) in the Shipbuilding and Marine Industry” this fiscal year, and three other companies also passed the test. This is the first time in Japan* that a student has passed the “Specific Skills Test No. 2 (Welding) in the Shipbuilding and Marine Industry.
In addition to efforts to deepen exchanges with the local community, the model project supports efforts to improve the Japanese language skills and techniques of foreign nationals with specified skills, as well as to help foreign human resources take root in Japan.
News Source: Tuesday, September 26, 2023 5:16 PM BIGLOBE News Economy
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