The south-western region has an increasing demand for human resources for the automobile industry (Illustrative image. Source: VNA)

Vinh Long (VNA) –
The Vinh Long University of Technology Education and Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV) launched a technical training centre in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long on October 2.

This is the first time TMV has expanded its training programme to the south-western region in order to meet increasing demand for human resources for the automobile industry.

In the first phase of the programme (2017-2020), TMV will support the university with modern equipment worth 80,000 USD to serve auto repair training.

Rector of the university Cao Hung Phi said the university is one of the leading auto training facilities in the south, which is tasked to supply hi-tech human resources, particularly for the south-western and southern regions.

Director General of TMV Toru Kinoshita said the centre is the sixth of its kind of the company in Vietnam. 

He said he believes that the Vinh Long University of Technology Education will become a key high-quality training centre that is able to provide skilled technicians for TMV in the future.

The Toyota technical training programme has been carried out by TMV since 2000 with a view to helping students from auto vocational training colleges access Toyota technologies.

So far, more than 2,500 students have received training under the programme, including 540 recruited to work in TMV agents nationwide.-VNA