German firms launch vocational initiative

HO CHI MINH CITY, (PNA/VNS) -— The German Business Association (GBA) has launched an advanced initiative to help Vietnam improve its vocational training system.

The initiative will be based on a world-class dual vocational training system of Germany.

Certain training periods for students will be conducted at selected vocational training institutes and universities and will be combined with intensive mid-term practical experience phases of three, six or 12 months at German companies in Vietnam, according to a statement sent by GBA to Viet Nam News.

The first sustainable vocational training-partnerships between German companies in Vietnam and vocational training institutions have already started.

In southern Dong Nai Province, BOSCH Vietnam has begun its partnership with LILAMA 2 Technical and Technology College, while in Ha Noi MESSER and BBRAUN have started their partnership with the University of Technology and Education Hung Yen, according to GBA.

“German companies in Vietnam are making long-term investment in sustainable ways and we want to develop professional vocational skills of young people to provide them the best conditions to grow successfully with German companies in Vietnam” said Elmar Dutt, chairman of GBA.

In March, a Joint Declaration of Intent on Human Resources Development was signed by Germany’s Federal Foreign Office, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany and Viet Nam’s Ministry of Education and Training and Ministry of Labour Invalids and Social Affairs.