Viet Nam News
BÀ RỊA-VŨNG TÀU – A training programme to improve workforce capacity for Vũng Tàu’s small- to-medium-sized businesses has yielded excellent results, according to the Vũng Tàu Department of Industry and Trade.
The results of the programme, organised by the department and the Sanjo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), were revealed at a meeting with SCCI and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on July 4.
The programme, organised from April last year to July, aims to improve managerial capability and workforce training ability for small- to medium-sized businesses in the field of mechanics and state officials involved in industrial development.
Three Vũng Tàu businesses took part in the programme: Huỳnh Đệ Windows Joint Stock Company, United Mekong Holding Company and Sao Vàng Joint Stock Company.
The companies received consultation from Japanese experts to help them deal with problems and increase productivity.
After the programme ended, the companies reported better results in management activities and higher product quality.
Huỳnh Đệ Company and United Mekong Holding Company said their growth rate for the first six months of the year was 20 per cent and 47.3 per cent higher than the same period last year, respectively.
In addition, the programme included a training course in Japan for seven industrial development state officials and the three businesses, as well as two training courses in Vũng Tàu that included participation of around 40 firms.
Prior to this, from December 2013 to February 2016, SCCI and the department organised eight training courses on workforce development in Việt Nam and Japan for around 95 officials and teachers at vocational schools and owners of mechanical firms in Vũng Tàu.
Nguyễn Thành Long, deputy chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, commended the programme for bringing improvements to workforce quality, and urged companies to pay more attention to its role in firms’competitiveness.
He also said the three firms should share their knowledge and experience in management with other small- to medium-sized businesses in Vũng Tàu. – VNS