HCM City (VNA) - A Vietnam-Japan training and technology transfer centre was inaugurated at the Saigon Hi-tech Park (SHTP) in Ho Chi Minh City on June 14, marking an important milestone in cooperation between the park’s management board and Japanese partners in training international standard human resources.

The centre will launch advanced and high-quality training programmes, aiming to narrow the gap between university education and the real demand.

It will work to support technology transfer from Japanese enterprises to Vietnamese firms through enhancing technology business activities between the two countries’ partners.

It will also give consultancy to the two sides’ enterprises in recruiting labourers, and support SHTP in developing high-quality human resources serving socio-economic development in HCM City in particular and in Vietnam in general.

According to Le Hoai Quoc - head of the SHTP’s management board, VJTC will train high-quality human resources in specialised knowledge and practical skills, thus meeting the demand of human resources of high-tech enterprises in the era of Industry 4.0.

The centre will focus on robot and automation industry through implementing official development assistance (ODA) projects, which will be funded by the Japanese Government and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The centre is hoped to become the leading robot industry and automation-training centre in Vietnam in the next five years, and in Southeast Asia in the next ten years.

On the occasion, the SHTP’s training centre signed agreements with Nidec group, Mitsubishi Electronics Vietnam and Tan Phat Automation JSC on cooperation in training and developing human resources.

Founded in October 2002, SHTP has attracted numerous domestic and foreign investors, namely Intel, Samsung, Nidec, FPT, and Jabil. Its production output is expected to surge from 500 million USD in 2010 to 20 billion USD by 2020. 

From 2020, it is forecast to contribute more than 1 billion USD to the city’s State budget. -VNA