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Ha Noi seeks training links with Germany

Update: March, 14/2014 - 08:54
A sewing class at the Vocational Training and Job Introduction Centre 1 under Ha Noi's Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. The city wants to boost training co-operation with German firms. — VNA/VNS Photo Dinh Tran

HA NOI (VNS)— Vice Chairwoman of the Ha Noi People's Committee Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc has said the capital city wants to introduce more vocational training in some key sectors.

At a working session with several German vocational training corporations on Wednesday, she said the city needed about 120,000-130,000 trained workers every year to serve about 150,000 local enterprises.

Meanwhile, Ngoc said many of the 80,000 high-school graduates every year sought jobs not a university education. However, the number of vocational training schools is insufficient to provide all the training necessary.

She suggested that German partners consider the possibility of on-the-spot training by German experts sent to Ha Noi.

Klaus Michel, director general of the Avesto Workers Supply and Training Group, suggested that Ha Noi work with the firm establish a Ha Noi-Berlin vocational training institute.

The centre, estimated to cost of about EUR20 million (US$28 million), would function as a centre for career advice to high-school graduates, as well as showcase Germany 's vocational training models.

Michel said that with its experience in training vocational teachers and labourers, the firm had expanded its network to countries such as China, India and the South Korea.

At the same time, Susan Strauch, head of the BTZ Hi-Tech Centre, said Ha Noi should simplify investment procedures to enable foreign firms to invest in the training sector. — VNS


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