JICA helps HCM City train human resources for industries - Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
 
HCM City (VNA) – The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has funded a human resource training programme in Ho Chi Minh City, aiming to help the southern largest economic hub improve the quality of industrial production.

The programme, jointly implemented by the Asia Technical Cooperation Network (ATCN), the Ho Chi Minh City Export Processing and Industrial Zones Authority (HEPZA) and Tri Dung Business School, officially started on July 11.

The four-year programme will include five courses in Vietnam and one practical training course in Japan for nearly 400 trainees, who are technical workers, engineers, enterprise managers operating in key industries, and lecturers of vocational schools in the city.

According to Pham Huy Thong,  deputy head of HEPZA, trainees will be provided with knowledge of applied techniques, problem-solving skills, Japan’s Kaizen thinking (continual improvement), which are hoped to better production quality and investment effectiveness in businesses, especially in small- and medium-sized enterprises.

They will also have access to production lines and learn about management experience in Vietnamese enterprises and Japanese firms operating in Vietnam.

Japanese Consul General in HCM City Kawaue Junichi said the programme is of significance in cooperative relations between Vietnam and Japan. The Japanese Consulate General is always willing to support human resource development in HCM City in particular and Vietnam in general, he stressed. 

Early this year, the first course of this kind was organised for 68 trainees from 36 units operating in rubber, plastic, food processing, and mechanic industries.-VNA