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Signing Ceremony of the MOU on the technical internship training program for Vietnamese technical interns in Japan

21/06/2022

 “The Memorandum of Understanding on the technical internship training program for Vietnamese technical interns in Japan will expand the subjects, with the higher requirements and towards the nonprofit direction. All for the youth” Minister Dao Ngoc Dung emphasized at the Signing Ceremony of the MOU on the technical internship training program for Vietnamese technical interns in Japan between the Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs and International Manpower Development Organization, in Japan (IM Japan). The event was held on June 20, in Hanoi.

At the event, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung said that, in 2006, the Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and the International Manpower Development Organization, in Japan (IM Japan) signed the Agreement on dispatching Vietnamese interns to the technical internship in Japan. The Agreement has been re-signed in 2010 and 2016. Up to now, the two sides have selected, trained, and dispatched 7,734 interns who are students, and youth from 81 poor districts to study in Japan.

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Minister Dao Ngoc Dung emphasized that this program is non-profit with the Procedure of selection ensuring open information, public, and transparency on the mass media. Employees participating in the scheme pay no service fees, only pay individual fees (for visa granting and medical examinations), and receive support in terms of tuition and dormitory fees during the training. The program made conditions for many Vietnamese labourers, especially in poor households, rural areas, and mountainous, remote areas…
Sharing at the event, the Minister said that the Japanese associations and businesses have taken good care of the interns. In addition to the general policies of the State and IM Japan program, associations and businesses also have specific policies to support and create conditions for interns to have an income.
At the meeting, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung said that many interns have opened their own businesses when coming back hometowns and create inspiration for the other interns and develop locations' economy.
Minister Dao Ngoc Dung highly appreciated the visit of Mr. Kanamori Hitoshi the President of IM Japan to Vietnam. The Minister hoped that the new MOU between MOLISA and IM Japan would be effective, exemplary, and create conditions for Vietnamese labour to live and develop their careers in Japan.
At the Ceremony, Mr. Kanamori Hitoshi – President of IM Japan said that the companies receiving Vietnamese interns highly appreciated the hard-working, capacity, and good discipline of Vietnamese interns. IM Japan wanted to continue cooperating with the Department of overseas Labour, Center of Overseas Labour in order to make the program have been increasingly developed, bring benefits for Vietnamese interns such as high income, saving capital to make their owned businesses, contribute to developing their household economy and the country after they come back hometown.
The Memorandum of Understanding adds a number of contents to expand the selection subjects and improve the benefits for interns participating in the Program to help the Program attracting more young and dynamic workers, and at the same time continue to contribute to solving employment problems for local workers.
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