KOICA supports VN in providing vocational training for disadvantaged people
15:48 | 22/08/2020

VGP - The Directorate of Vocational Education and Training under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Republic of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in vocational training in Ha Noi on August 21.

The Directorate of Vocational Education and Training under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Republic of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in vocational training, Ha Noi, August 21, 2020.

The MoU will serve as the foundation for the implementation of a joint project to support disadvantaged groups in Viet Nam in developing their labor skills, creating stable livelihood and better integrating into the society.

The project is expected to benefit Agent Orange/dioxin victims, women, the disabled and the poor by developing an open and flexible vocational training system, especially in remote and poor areas, providing training opportunities to people from ethnic minority groups, welfare beneficiaries and vulnerable people, contributing to poverty reduction.

Addressing the signing ceremony, Director of the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training Truong Anh Dung hailed the strategic cooperation between Viet Nam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) over the years, especially in the field of labor and employment.

Along with providing Viet Nam with US$74 million, the RoK has assisted Viet Nam in developing the model of Viet Nam-RoK colleges, which has produced fruitful outcomes.

The RoK has also assisted Viet Nam in skill training for the WorldSkills Competition, he noted.

For his part, Cho Han Deog, KOICA Office National Director stressed the significance of training skilled work force, especially for disadvantaged groups. The signing of the deal is expected to help Viet Nam show better performance in the field, he said.

Statistics from the Department of Social Assistance showed that Viet Nam has more than 6.7 million disabled people, 58% of whom are women.

The country is providing assistance to more than one million disabled people, while forming a network of welfare facilities to provide care and rehabilitation services to the disabled.

Alongside, various support policies in vocational training and employment as well as capital provision have been implemented to ensure all disabled people get support.

Viet Nam has ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Convention 159 of the International Labor Organization on vocational rehabilitation and employment for disabled persons, strongly affirming the country’s commitment in making sure that disabled people face no discrimination in labor and employment./.

By Hoang Ha

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