New policies and measures to manage Vietnamese laboures and trainees abroad have been introduced at a seminar in Tokyo, aiming to improve the efficiency of Vietnam - Japan cooperation programme in labour training that began 1992
The April 15 event was attended by 20 Vietnamese labour exporting companies and 120 Japanese employers. It was jointly held by the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), the Vietnamese Embassy and the Japan International Training Cooperation Organisation (JITCO).
Addressing the seminar, JITCO President Toshio Takano said he appreciated the close coordination between Vietnamese and Japanese relevant agencies in managing labour export.
The number of Vietnamese trainees sent to Japan has been increasing rapidly, with 3,300 Vietnamese trainees in 2007, Takano said. He said JITCO would do more to further increase the figure in the future.
MoLISA Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said Vietnam over 16 years had sent more than 30,000 labourers to Japan for training and technical practice in fields such as electronics, mechanics, garment and processing industries.
The training curriculums and types of work in Japan were very suitable for Vietnamese trainees, Ngan said. The workers learnt valuable skills and performed well when they returned to Vietnam . Vietnam appreciated the efficiency of the training cooperation programme and wished to boost the cooperation in the coming time.
The seminar also gave Vietnamese labour export companies and Japanese employers an opportunity to share their experiences and offered suggestions for improvements in the labour export environment. The Japanese employers complimented the diligence and intelligence of Vietnamese trainees.
Before the seminar, Minister Ngan met with Japanese Justice Minister Kunio Hatoyama and Minister of Health, Labour, and Welfare Yoichi Masuzoe, attended a working session with the JITCO and visited Vietnamese trainees in Tokyo on April 14.
Minister Ngan will attend another seminar on sending Vietnamese trainees to Japan held by the Japanese Association for International Manpower Development of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (IMM) in Osaka city on April 16.