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Filipino expat in UAE pays it forward by helping hundreds find jobs

Instead of basking in his success and enjoying the fruit of his hard work alone, he shared it with others.

Filipino expat Jethroefel Esposo Ramboyong, 45, a telecommunications engineer at Etisalat, has done colossal commitments for his comrades living in the UAE and inspired numerous youths from Manila to go up against professional employments in the nation. 

The tale of Jeth, as he is affectionately called, is one that would resound with each Filipino here, if not all expats. He left home, not knowing precisely what the future would bring, and wandered out with a friend or a kin -  armed only with the goal to provide his family with "the great life". 

In the same way as other, he manufactured his profession from the beginning, he began little and drove forward. He was initial an expert doing all the preparation on the field for Etisalat, presently he is an undeniable designer getting ventures going at the firm. 

Yet, rather than lolling in his prosperity and getting a charge out of the product of his diligent work alone, he imparted it to other people. Ten years in the wake of going to the UAE, he established the first historically speaking association of Filipino hardware and correspondences engineers (ECE) in the nation in 2008. 

What's more, after quite a long time from that point forward, he has been helping several Filipinos - both youthful, wide-peered toward hopefuls and prepared specialists in the field - discover their place in the UAE. 

"We began with 32 specialists and now the affiliation contains more than 400 architects in the UAE," said Jeth. The association was first called Filipino Electronics and Communications Engineers Association (FECEA), at that point it turned into the UAE part of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of the Philippines UAE (IECEP), an affiliation that each new ECE graduate in the Philippines knows about. 

"We have stretched out help to those searching for occupations. We likewise enable them to overhaul their expert competency levels through leading courses and trainings, and bolster them in applying for expert ECE confirmations, Asean Engineering Registry, among others," he said. 

Jeth, father of two young ladies, has gone through 20 years working in Abu Dhabi and, presently, he is turned upward to by the Filipino people group in the Middle East as a transcending figure and promoter of demonstrable skill in the work environment. 


"I went to the UAE on September 12, 1998. I was the most youthful among the in excess of 300 specialists and architects enlisted amid a mass enrollment in Manila for Etisalat that year," he said. Being in a remote land out of the blue - with no companions - wasn't simple at first. In any case, as time passed, he figured out how to adapt up, particularly when he met the Filipino people group associations. 

"I connected with the Pag-iribang Bicolnon sa Abu Dhabi (a network of Filipinos who hailed from an area in the Philippines), which in the end turned into my first family in the UAE," said Jeth. 

In those days, the Filipino people group in the UAE was simply little - yet it was a tight-sew circle. 

"Filipinos at that point knew each other at any rate by face. At whatever point there was an occasion, you would see Filipinos from distant coming to Abu Dhabi to collaborate with one another. 

"Presently it's unique, the network has developed and Filipinos are wherever over the UAE," he said. 

Helping the community 

Jeth realized he could support the developing network and the new expats build up their aptitudes and in the long run prevail in their fields - thus he constructed an association that is currently called IECEP-UAE. 

Being the principal Filipino in the UAE to have passed the Asean Engineer Registry, he has propelled youthful architects to pursue their fantasies, communicating something specific that diligent work and assurance do satisfy. With IECEP, he has helped more than 400 designers secure positions. 

Jeth likewise started and led the first IECEP Middle East Convention in September 2011 in Dubai. He drove different talks and discourses with various associations and these have reinforced the notoriety of Filipino experts in the Middle East. 

His persistent endeavors to help the Filipino people group have won him two honors from Philippine associations, including the 'Bagong Bayani Award', which is given to model abroad Filipino laborers, and the 'Extraordinary Professional of the Year Award' in the field of hardware building.

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