Hanoi launches training workshops for disadvantaged youths

By Khanh An, Thanh Nien News

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The inauguration ceremony of two workshops at Hanoi Industrial Vocational College on February 24, 2016. Photo credit: Plan International The inauguration ceremony of two workshops at Hanoi Industrial Vocational College on February 24, 2016. Photo credit: Plan International

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Hanoi Industrial Vocational College on Wednesday inaugurated two workshops that are expected to offer training for hundreds of disadvantaged youths across Vietnam every year.
The automobile and safety construction industry workshops were sponsored by Hyundai Motor Company, Hyundai E&C, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Plan International non-governmental organization.
The workshops were upgraded from the school’s facilities and supplied with modern equipment in a VND12 billion (US$530,000) project.
The two facilities are expected to offer training to 200 disadvantaged youths nationwide.
Poor students who have finished junior high school can have opportunities to access modern machines and technologies to increase skills, Plan International said in a statement.
Glenn Gibney, director of Plan International Vietnam, said that youth empowerment is an important program of Plan International Vietnam.
“With the youth vocation training project, we hope that disadvantaged youth will have access to vocational training courses that meet the market needs, with the expectation that they will contribute to their family income and to the overall economic development of Vietnam after graduation.”
The renovation of two workshops was part of a project to support vocational training for disadvantaged youths from 2015-2018.
The project will grant scholarships to hundreds of students every year and help them find jobs after graduation.

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