The outcomes of a Republic of Korea (RoK)–funded project on improving the capacity of vocational training centres for women were reviewed at a conference in northern Thai Binh province on December 3.

The RoK Ministry of Gender Equality and Family has implemented the project since 2001 with the aim of improving Vietnamese women’s access to employment and stabilising their lives.

A wide range of refresher courses and programmes were held to better the effectiveness of women–related work and teach the Korean language to officials at job placement centres.

The project helped connect workers and businesses, and more importantly enabled labourers to find suitable employment.

As part of the project, a job fair held in Thai Binh province attracted the participation of more than 100 enterprises that registered to take on over 15,000 workers.

The project also piloted the model of mobile job consultation programmes in many communes in Can Tho city.

Addressing the review conference, Vice Chairwoman of the Thai Binh People’s Committee Cao Thi Hai highlighted the achievements of the project and suggested maintaining the project to raise women’s role in socio-economic development in the coming time.-VNA