Youth training project offers a helping hand

Update: October, 23/2015 - 08:41
Disadvantaged people learn how to tailor at a vocational centre. About 400 youths who live under the most difficult conditions were selected to participate in the "Youth Vocational Training in Ha Noi" project. — VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tuan
HA NOI (VNS) — About 400 disadvantaged youth will receive free vocational training under a new project by the Ha Noi Vocational College and College of Urban Works Construction.

The project, entitled "Youth Vocational Training in Ha Noi", was launched in Ha Noi on Wednesday.

The three-year project, which started in September and continues until June 2018, will provide six-month courses in the automotive and welding sector, and 18-month courses on pipeline processing technology.

All selected students will receive financial benefits, but 400 youth who live under the most difficult conditions will be granted full scholarships. Others will receive a tuition fee reduction of 70 per cent.

In addition, all participants will enjoy free accommodations.

Upon completing the training programme, all participants will be able to access job opportunities. Seventy per cent of participants are expected to have a stable job within the first six months and be able to contribute their earnings to support their families within the first four months.

The project will upgrade three vocational training workshops: an automotive technology workshop, a pipe processing workshop and a workshop on safety in works and industry, which is a brand new field of study.

In addition, new modern facilities for the training courses will be added to meet the demand of the labour market.

The project will also invite domestic and foreign experts to help upgrade the teaching quality of lecturers.

In addition to gaining expertise, students will learn other skills in order to quickly adapt to the working environment after graduation.

The project, which aims to help thousands of young people escape poverty and unemployment, is sponsored by KOICA, Hyundai Motor Company, Hyundai Engineering & Construction and Plan International with a total budget of US$1.7 million.

The project marks the new development of Ha Noi vocational schools in enhancing international co-operation and increasing the quality of education in order to meet the demand of Viet Nam and ASEAN labor markets. — VNS