DHL helps disadvantaged youth forge careers

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DHL helps disadvantaged youth forge careers
DHL Express, the world’s leading express and logistics service provider, recently organized a Career Counseling Day for thirty-six high school students and four teachers from Southern SOS Children’s Villages Vietnam, an independent and non-governmental child welfare organization.
Comprising three days of intensive training which includes career counseling workshops and professional interview preparation sessions, this is the fourth year that Deutsche Post DHL (DPDHL) has supported students from SOS Children’s Villages, and the second time such an event has been held in Ho Chi Minh City.
Following the success of the previous years, Career Counseling Day 2014 was organized and hosted by DHL-VNPT Express, DHL Supply Chain and DHL Global Forwarding.
DHL-VNPT Express General Director, Mr.George Berczely said: “Our society depends on our youths and this is why our three business units have joined forces yet again to invest in the education and training of young people in Vietnam.”
“We provide this training program to help underprivileged students prepare to enter the workforce and gain a competitive edge. This program focuses on career guidance and job qualification training to maximize the students’ experience and skills,” DHL Global Forwarding Vietnam Managing Director, Clement Blanc, said.
DHL Supply Chain Vietnam Managing Director,Jan Willem Winkelhuijzen, said: “After three years, the DHL group had employed 9 students from the program. We are proud to have them with us. This shows that our practical program makes a difference and we are strongly motivated to continue offering the program in the future.”
SOS Children’s Villages Vietnam Vice National Director, Tran Thi Kim Dung greatly appreciated the Career Counseling Day organized by DPDHL as it provided its youths with a higher chance of securing a better job and to become role models for others youths in SOS Children’s Village Vietnam.
“One of the major benefits of the program is its positive impact within our youth community,” she said. “The students who get access to the professional workplace share their experience with others at SOS Children’s Villages. It is a very valuable contribution to the development of our students.”
Since 2010, SOS Children’s Villages has partnered with DPDHL as part of its GoTeach (championing education) program, one of the Group’s corporate responsibility programs. The purpose of GoTeach is to improve educational opportunity and employability of youths.

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