Schools, enterprises join hand to train students for abroad working

The Department of Overseas Labor under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Tien Phong newspaper yesterday jointly held a seminar of how to improve labor quality to work overseas.

At the seminar, Vu Van Tien - head of the Continuous Training Department under the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training – said that to improve labor quality, schools and enterprises should join together.
Enterprises will provide information of studying program and working opportunities in each market to schools which will make good preparation for students.
Schools will liaise with enterprises to provide vocational training to help students in studying and working well when they perform abroad. Simultaneously, schools should cooperate with labor export companies to send students to foreign countries to work and study.
Under the cooperation programs, graduates can improve studying and working quality overseas, contributing in the country’s growth.
According to the Department of Overseas Labor’s statistics, the rate of trained laborers overseas was 35 percent before 2006 but now it is 50 percent.
The Ho Chi Minh City Center of Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labor Market Information’s figure showed that 46 companies and branches in the city are eligible to send Vietnamese laborers to work abroad.
It is forecast that demands of skilled workers will increase. From now to 2025, of around 110,000 Vietnamese people will go abroad to work annually.

By THANH HUNG – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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