The country’s biggest visa consultancy takes its nationwide orientation caravan international through its first #LearnEarnLive OFW Meetup in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
DUBAI, UAE – In its continuing efforts to reach even more Filipinos, #WorldConnectGO (WorldConnect Grand Orientation) – the company’s year-round national orientation caravan – held its first ever overseas leg in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
About 60 Pinoys attended the free orientation, consultation, and assessment this Friday, August 10th at the Swissotel Al Ghurair in Deira, Dubai City.
The company’s president and CEO, Cathy Altarejos, especially wanted to reach the overseas Filipino workers toiling and working hard away from their families across different parts of the country.
“WORLDCONNECT, a decade ago, was born out of my own struggles and experiences as an OFW myself. I understand more than anyone the choice most Filipinos have to make even to this day, and that is to try and make a living by leaving the country for another where pastures will be greener, so to speak. And this comes at the big expense of having to be away from your home and especially your loved ones. Our program has an alternative albeit pathway we’d like to share to our kababayans all over the world,” Altarejos said.
The company’s flagship program, the “Learn, Earn, Live” program is an alternative pathway that sets you into boosting your qualifications through international study in developed nations like Australia, Canada, or New Zealand as the first step. And while studying, you are allowed to work part-time and you can earn not only a steady income but also local work experience – a job application advantage you can never acquire if you apply for direct employment in these countries.
Dubai currently has the largest Filipino population in the UAE which accounts for 450,000 of the more than 600,000 Filipinos who live in the Emirates. Majority of this number is composed of migrant OFWs (overseas Filipino workers) in various fields including architecture, construction, energy, healthcare, real estate, telecommunications, tourism, and domestic work.
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