More employment opportunities for students in central Vietnam hinh anh 1University students join an employment session in central Vietnam. (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNS/VNA) - An employment promotion centre has been launched in Ho Chi Minh City offering job opportunities at foreign direct investment (FDI) businesses for students in central Vietnam after they graduate.

It’s the first job promotion centre in HCM City with an aim of attracting high quality staff from the central and central highlands region.

The centre, which was jointly established in cooperation with social support service 3S company; Akane human resources development company and Da Nang-based Dong A University, plans to supply 30 percent of graduated students to the FDI enterprises in the southern region each year.

Chairman of the council and vice rector of Dong A University Luong Minh Sam said the cooperation in human resources supply will create more employment opportunities for students in central Vietnam.

“Southern region is a huge labour market with more than 18,000 FDI projects in HCM City, Binh Duong, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Dong Nai, Long An, Tay Ninh, and Binh Phuoc provinces and petroleum projects,” Sam said.

“We have inked educational co-operation plans with Liverpool John Mores University (UK), Satakunta University of applied Science (Finland), Lincoln University and Angelo State University from the US in providing English-speaking human resources for both FDI and enterprises abroad.”

He added that Japanese, Korean and Chinese language training courses will also open up opportunities for jobseekers.

Students will be able to take part in one-year on-the-job training with businesses before signing labour contract after graduation.

According to statistics from the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Dong Nai, Binh Duong and HCM City were three key destinations for hi-quality labourers as the three localities have hosted more than 12,000 FDI projects worth 112 billion USD.

In March, more than 200 students from Dong A University were recruited to work in Japan.

Partners from cities and businesses in Japan, Germany, Singapore and Taiwan also inked agreements on the recruitment of students from central Vietnam.

Several universities in central Vietnam built up the ‘Twinning programme’ with universities from China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, the US, Germany, France and Australia to create more employment opportunities for students.

The ‘Twinning programme’ offers a three-year education in Vietnam and one year abroad or a two-year course in Vietnam and a two-year session in foreign countries.

A recent survey from Da Nang University unveiled that from 75 percent to 94 percent of students at universities and colleges in Da Nang were successfully employed by both local and foreign businesses six months after graduation./.