Nagasaki begins manpower drive in central Việt Nam

November 21, 2020 - 07:55
Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan will begin recruiting first year students from central Việt Nam to work and study in healthcare services from 2021


Representatives of Đà Nẵng's Đông Á College with their Japanese partners (on screen) from Nagasaki, Japan sign a Memorandum of Understanding on manpower recruitment and human resources training for Japan's labour market. VNS Photo Công Thành 

ĐÀ NẴNG — Nagasaki Prefecture in Japan will begin recruiting first year students from central Việt Nam to work and study in healthcare services from 2021.

The Vietnamese students will also receive language lessons, accommodation and long-term employment in Japan in the future.

Director of the Healthcare and Social Welfare Bureau of Nagasaki, Nakata Katsumi, made the announcement during an online ceremony to mark the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on human resources training and recruitment between Nagasaki and the Đà Nẵng-based Đông Á College on November 20.

It is the seventh city in Japan to sign a recruitment agreement with a college in Đà Nẵng.

“We are very happy and will welcome the first students from central Việt Nam to Nagasaki for working and studying. Nagasaki will offer the most favourable conditions and priorities for Vietnamese students with skills training, education and working opportunities,” Nakata Katsumi said after the ceremony.

“Nagasaki and Việt Nam has a prolonged historic relationship, and Đà Nẵng is a part of Việt Nam that Nagasaki has built very close ties with,” he said, adding that Đông Á College and Nagasaki University had previously inked a comprehensive co-operation agreement.

Chairman of Đông Á College Council Lương Minh Sâm said more than 200 students from the college had already been working in Japan, and at least 500 more students would be sent to Japan next year.

He said the second batch of qualified students in nursery services had been recruited for 18-month contracts at the Kameda medical centre in Chiba Prefecture.

A Japanese expert (second left) instructs Vietnamese students from central Việt Nam in a practical session at Đông Á College in Đà Nẵng. Japan will employ manpower from central Việt Nam for labour market in the coming years. VNS Photo Phương Chi 

Japanese companies employed nearly 300 students from the college at a recruitment day in September, and those students will be working in different services and industries in Japan for one year.

Partners from Japan and the city-based college previously established the Japanese Culture and Language Exchange Centre in Đà Nẵng to provide education opportunities for 2,000 students in central Việt Nam.

Yokohama, Maebashi, Chiba, Fukuoka and Shizuoka and 72 businesses from Japan have also agreed to recruit human resources from central Việt Nam.  

The college sent representatives to Tokyo to boost education co-operation between central Việt Nam and Japan last month.

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