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Improving the quality activity of sending and receiving Vietnamese trainees going Japan for working


To celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam - Japan and to promote co-operation of dispatching and receiving technical trainee Vietnam to Japan, on September 10, 2013, in the Ho Chi Minh City, Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs in collaboration with the Japan International Training Cooperation Organization (JITCO) organized international Conference on "Improving the quality activity of sending and receiving Vietnamese trainees going Japan for working”

     Attending the conference were Deputy Minister of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thanh Hoa, leaders of some units of the MOLISA, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Industry and Trade, some Departments of Labour, more than 70 enterprises having dispatching laborers of Vietnam. On the Japanese side, there was attended by representatives of JITCO, IM Japan, the representative of the Consulate – General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City and 20 Japanese businesses.
     Deputy Minister Nguyen Thanh Hoa said that Vietnam began to implement the program of sending Vietnamese trainees to Japan in 1992 on the basis of the Memorandum on “Program on sending and receiving foreign trainees to training in Japan" was signed between the Ministry of Labour and the International Cooperation Agency of Japan (JITCO). Through this program, Japan supports vocational training skills for the part of youth in the developing countries, including Vietnam to improve skilled qualification, provide opportunities for employees to access the methods and modern production lines, and can contribute positively to the development of the country when returning home.
     After more than 20 years of implementing this program, the MOLISA has introduced for JITCO 127 dispatching businesses which are reputable & eligible ones. Vietnamese businesses have sent more than 40 thousand trainees to work in most areas in Japan such as: electronic, mechanical processing, sewing, seafood, seafood production, agriculture etc…

     At the conference, representatives of the Department of Overseas Labour (MOLISA) reported preliminary the results of the Vietnamese laborers to work overseas, and also raised the obstacles and the limit of the sending businesses and the receiving units, such as management fees, airfare, training working, brokers money ..., receiving trainees businesses increasingly less pay for the dispatching business in Vietnam so the enterprises must cope with difficulties and unfair competition with each others.
     The conference attendees also heard presentations of the Consulate - General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City, JITCO, Yodogawa SME Promotional Cooperative Society, Esuhai Company and Vietnamese enterprises related to sending trainees to Japan for working in the past.

     The delegates of the conference also highlighted the limitations and proposed solutions to enhance effectiveness of this collaborative program through the improvement quality of trainees; connection of supply and demand for the sending and receiving trainees in the future between Vietnamese business and Japanese business to share information for sustainable partnerships in the future.