13/03/2014 | 11:44:08

Hanoi keen on enhance training cooperation with German firms

Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc (right) and Klaus Michel, Director General of the Avesto Worker Supply and Training Group (left) (Photo: VNA)

Vice Chairwoman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc has said the capital city wants to introduce more vocational training in some key sectors.

At a working session with some German vocational training corporations on Mach 12 in Hanoi , she said the city needs about 120,000-130,000 trained workers every year to serve about 150,000 local enterprises.

Meanwhile, a large number of the total 80,000 high school graduates every year do not take university education and begin seeking jobs, while the number of vocational training schools is still few, she noted.

Ngoc also proposed that the German partners consider the possibility of on-the-spot training, with German experts sent to Hanoi to support the training of workers, in line with the city’s long-term strategy in the field.

Klaus Michel, Director General of the Avesto Worker Supply and Training Group, suggested that Hanoi work with the firm establish a Hanoi-Berlin vocational training institute.

The centre, with an estimated cost of about 20 million EUR, will serve as a centre to give career advice to local youngsters and consultations to high-school graduates, as well as showcase Germany ’s vocational training models.

With its experience in training vocational teachers and labourers, the firm has expanded its network to some countries like China , India and the Republic of Korea, he said.

At the same time, Susan Strauch, Director General of BTZ Hi-Tech Centre, said Hanoi should simplify investment procedures to enable foreign firms to invest in the training sector with a longer-term vision.-VNA

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