Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Korean language test for labourers of the manufacturing sector, who are willing to work in South Korea under the Employment Permit System (EPS) programme, will be held this Saturday and Sunday.
This was announced by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) yesterday.
The ministry assigned Việt Nam’s Centre of Overseas Labour to cooperate with the Human Resources Development Service of Korea (HDR Korea) to conduct the test this weekend.
More than 21,600 candidates will take the test at four venues in Hà Nội, HCM City and Vinh City of central Nghệ An Province.
The number of labourers to be selected is 2,100, based on their scores. Selected candidates must score at least 80 out of 200 points in the test.
Việt Nam’s Centre of Overseas Labour is the only agency permitted by MoLISA to send Vietnamese labourers to South Korea under the EPS programme.
Đặng Sỹ Dũng, deputy head of MOLISA’s Overseas Labour Management Department said that HDR Korea will set the questions and mark the test independently.
The test results will be published on October 17 on the website of Việt Nam’s Centre of Overseas Labour at http://www.colab.gov.vn, the EPS programme website at http://www.eps.go.kr and the EPS-TOPIK website at http://eps.hrdkorea.or.kr/epstopik.
MoLISA and the South Korean Ministry of Employment and Labour will also conduct the Korean language test for labourers of the fishery sector on November 19 and 20 to select 1,300 candidates to work in South Korea under the EPS programme.
Registration will open on October 17-20.
The test’s registration qualifications and related information are available at www.dolab.gov.vn and www.colab.gov.vn.
MoLISA said those who fail the test for the manufacturing sector can take the test again in November.
Việt Nam and South Korea re-inked the memorandum of understanding in May this year, resuming permission to Vietnamese labourers to work in South Korea under EPS.
The initiative is restarting after three years of restrictions by South Korea on Vietnamese labourers due to the high rate of illegal Vietnamese workers in the country. — VNS