The Ha Nam Vocational College in the northern province of Ha Nam on July 15 opened vocational training courses designed specifically to meet the demand of Japanese enterprises operating in the locality.

These are first courses in the framework of a project which aims to train 1,000 skilled workers for Japanese firms in the period of 2014-2016, focusing on industrial electrical engineering, automotive technology and welding.

They will also take lessons on Japanese language and culture as well as the 5S quality management system, which is usually applied in Japanese firms.

Nakagawa Ryoichi, director of the Investment Support Centre of Japan said these courses are the first of its kind in the country, which are hoped to provide Japanese businesses with workers who have both skills and thorough knowledge of Japan’s corporate culture.

In order to ensure the quality of the courses, the school invited Japanese experts working in companies in the locality to join in teaching.-VNA