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Central city boosts manpower supply for Japan

Update: October, 16/2020 - 17:44


Japanese professor Yasuhiro Yamada (second left) is appointed as the representative of Đà Nẵng City-based Đông Á College in Tokyo, Japan. Photo courtesy Phương Chi 

ĐÀ NẴNG — Japanese professor Yasuhiro Yamada has been appointed the representative of the Đà Nẵng-based Đông Á College in Tokyo, Japan to boost education co-operation between central Việt Nam and Japan.

Vice-rector of Đông Á College, Lương Minh Sâm, confirmed the appointment to Việt Nam News, saying his was the first college in central Việt Nam to establish a representative office abroad.

He said professor Yamada had experience as chairman of the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) offices in Hà Nội, Paris, and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) in Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Việt Nam in the past years.

Sâm opening a representative office in Japan was part of the strategic education programme to tackle the labour deficiency in Japan, while improving basic knowledge and skills for Vietnamese students by studying and working in Japan.

The college has inked co-operation deals with four universities and 72 businesses in Japan in education and manpower supply, and other partners in Germany, Singapore, Taiwan (China) and South Korea.


A Japanese lecturer teaches nursing skills to Vietnamese students during a practical session at Đông Á college in Đà Nẵng. Photo courtesy Phương Chi 

It plans to send 3,000 graduates of 15 industries including hospitality, hotel, restaurant, business management, information technology, control and automation, automobile engineering, and electronics to work in Asia, Europe and Japan in 2025.

Yokohama, Japan began recruiting nursing graduates from the college to work at medical centres in Japan from 2019.

Đông Á College is the only education centre in central Việt Nam supplying human resources for the Japanese labour market.  — VNS

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