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GE constructs US$1 million first training laboratory for Vietnamese students

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:38 am

GE inaugurated its first training laboratory at University of Technical Education (UTE) in Ho Chi Minh City on December 9 in response to a growing demand for the education of Vietnam students to the power industry.

Representatives of GE and university at the inauguration ceremony ( Photo:GE Courtesy)

The training center contributes to GE’s efforts in improving education opportunities for Vietnamese students. In addition the long established program ‘Scholar-Leader Scholarship’ as well as Vietnam – US Education Task Force were sponsored by GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the General Electric Company.

The new laboratory is a high-tech facility for students, which they will be trained on the most advanced and ‘up to date’ Electrical Distribution and Control Equipment.

The total investment of this training center is over US$1 million. It helps with the integration of electrical equipment and systems, used in power distribution. It also protects and controls residential, commercial and industrial applications.

The equipment was donated by several businesses of GE. It is estimated that the newly opened center will attract more than 100 students per day.

Mr. Luis Ramirez, – CEO & President of GE Industrial Solutions said, “We are very excited that GE could help Vietnam students. It was great to find the students eager to study and find out how our equipment is manufactured, assembled and operated. Our initiative of establishing a training center was based on their requests, which has now turned into reality.”

Attending this inauguration were: Luis Ramirez – CEO & President of GE Industrial Solutions, along with James Fisher – CEO & President of GE Industrial Solutions Asia Pacific, Stuart Thomson, Bobby Lubana – General Manager SEA, GE Industrial Solutions  and Nguyen Dinh Manh Chien – Country Manager, Indochina of GE industrial Solutions, Le Thanh An, the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, Do Quoc Anh – Director General, Director of the Representative Agency of Ministry of Education & Training in the South and the faculty and the students of UTE.

Source: SGGP

More handicapped people receive free vocational training

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2010 at 2:21 am

Nippon Foundation helps open a training course for people with hearing impairment

In Uncategorized on October 29, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Nippon Foundation helps open a training course for people with hearing impairment

QĐND – Friday, October 29, 2010, 23:22 (GMT+7)

The Hanoi College of Pedagogy today opened a class for people with hearing impairment.

This is the second class for people with hearing disability operated under the auspices of Nippon Foundation (Japan) since 1999, according to Ohno, Nippon Foundation’s Executive Director in a press brief on October 28th in Hanoi.

The previous class was opened in Dong Nai Province and since then 15 students with hearing impairment have graduated from university.

Director Ohno said that such a project had offered people with hearing impairment the access to secondary and tertiary education.

Along with these meaningful classes, Nippon Foundation has carried out other charitable activities in Vietnam such as building an Independent Living Center for disabled people and offering artificial limbs for 45,000 veterans and people with mobile disability.

Source: KTDT

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

Five million disabled need more training

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2010 at 5:36 am

Five million disabled need more training

QĐND – Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 21:10 (GMT+7)

More mechanisms should be created to help Vietnam’s 5 million disabled people access job training to make sure they fully benefit from the new Law on People with Disabilities.

Disabled people make up 6.34 percent of Vietnam’s population.

The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs has asked ministries, organisations and individuals to make contributions to the draft decree, which is used to fine tune the law.

Nguyen Xuan Lap, deputy director of the ministry’s General Department of Social Protection, said those drafting the decree would clarify support policies for the disabled and enterprises that employ them.

According to the ministry, about 2.5 percent of the disabled has access to job training classes, but only 16,000 have permanent jobs.

Dang Van Thanh, vice-chairman of the Vietnam Association of Business and Enterprises for Persons with Disabilities, said the decree should refer to particular support available during training courses.

He said it should also raise the monthly support for disabled apprentices, which has remained at 540,000 VND since 2005.

Thanh said it is also necessary to create clear procedures to enable enterprises that employ handicapped people or are owned by handicapped people to access preferential loans and learn how to reduce tax or make themselves tax exempt.

According to Government decree ND81/CP passed in 1995, the number of disabled employees in larger enterprise should amount to 2-3 percent of total employees. If not, they are compelled to pay money to fund to create jobs for the disabled run by the local Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs departments. However, at present, the fund is accessible in only about 10 cities and provinces.

Thanh said measures are needed to speed up the establishment and operation of the fund throughout the whole country.

“The most important thing now is enforcement of the new law,” said Nguyen Thao Van, human resources manager of the Hanoi-based Nghi Luc Song Training Centre. She herself is also disabled.

Van said that although the State regulates support for the disabled during their apprenticeships, most apprentices receive no support, so they and their families have to manage by themselves.

She also recommended opening more training classes for the disabled. “The graduation certificates, granted at secondary school, do help them access better jobs besides the occupation certificate they earn at the centre,” Van said.

Since 2008, the centre has trained about 700 disabled people about computing and English, 30 percent of them found jobs with monthly payment of 3-4 million VND (150-200 USD).

She said this proves the effectiveness of the centre’s training model as well as the disabled’s ability to meet higher work requirements and not just be hired to do manual work, such as handicrafts.

The draft decree consists of four chapters covering regulations on the types of disabilities, levels of disabilities – and support in education, work and social welfare.

The draft proposes increasing monthly support for handicapped children and elders unable to look after themselves from 180,000 VND to 450,000 VND (10-23 USD). Those who take care of them will be given 270,000 VND (13 USD).

The Law on People with Disabilities was approved in June and will take effect next year. It replaces another law framed in 1998.

Source: VNA/ Photo: QDND

Source: QDND

Training course on waterway transport safety for children

In Uncategorized on October 21, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Training course on waterway transport safety for children

QĐND – Thursday, October 21, 2010, 19:32 (GMT+7)

A training course to ensure children’s safety on waterway transport opened in the Mekong delta province of An Giang on Oct. 20.

During the three-day training course, 50 provincial police will be briefed of the situation of the country’s waterway accidents over the past years, river transport safety policies and regulations on wharves and transport vehicles.

They will also make a fact-finding tour to river wharves in Long Xuyen city and discuss measures to prevent children drowning, particularly for those who have to go to school by boat.

The course is being held by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Ministry of Transport and Communication and the An Giang Traffic Safety Committee.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Universities told to improve their training

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 8:05 am

Improvements in Vietnam’s tertiary education must be in line with rules, appropriate to the reality and encourage creativity, said Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan.

Students of Ho Chi Minh City University of Science in a class

He made the statement at a meeting of the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) held on September 1 in Ha Noi to review the 2009-10 academic year and launch plans for the new academic year.

Deputy PM Nhan urged universities to continue improving the standard of teachers so that those at universities have higher qualifications than bachelor degrees.
He asked universities and colleges to foster training based on the demand of the society, and their current capacity to deliver education in certain core subjects.
Each school should offer at least one core subject demanded by the market, and also place emphasis on a subject which is its forte to offer according to international standards, he added.
He also stressed importance of evaluating instructors, which will ensure teaching quality. He said schools also need to send teachers abroad for training.

Tran Thi Ha, director of MOET’s Department of Higher Education, said there remained many weaknesses in tertiary education management. These included a lack of proper legal documents on higher education management, qualified teachers and poor infrastructure.

Some universities and colleges did not follow the compulsory regulations on reporting to MOET, with 39 per cent of the country’s universities and colleges having failed to file a report.

Representatives of universities and colleges at the meeting said current financial mechanism has caused difficulties for the tertiary education sector, adding that school fees are too low to cover training costs, and allocation of State budget for the sector is unequal.

Schools asked the ministry to give them more independence in terms of finance, infrastructure facilities, teaching and learning conditions, and enrollment.

Participants at the meeting also raised the issue of universities co-operating with foreign educational institution without asking for permission from MOET.

Nguyen Xuan Vang, director of the International Training Department, said that the ministry would issue new regulations to ensure stricter control.

Source: SGGP

Training young maths talents discussed in online chat

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 8:03 am

How to discover and nurture young mathematic talents is the theme of an online chat held Wednesday by Sai Gon Giai Phong, which was attended by education officials and school principles in Ho Chi Minh City.

A view of the online exchange titled “Discovering and nurturing young mathematics talents” organized by SGGP on Wednesday (Photo: SGGP)

Mathematic talent development is a long process, which must be conducted from primary schools and require continual training and nurture at higher grades, said Dr. Tran Nam Dung, lecturer from the HCMC University of Natural Sciences when opening the chat.

To know if having aptitude for mathematics, students should participate in mathematical competitions, do exams in reference books, and contact with experienced teachers for help, according to Dr. Nguyen Thanh Hung, vice principle of the High School for the Gifted.

The city’s education always pays attention to discover and nurture gifted students since primary grade. However, the training work still lacks of inheritance among schools, said Nguyen Hoai Chuong, deputy director of the Education and Training Department.

To train and encourage gifted students, HCMC schools usually gather them in special classes instructed by best teachers, exempt them from tuition fees and give scholarships.

The Government has built an Institute of Mathematics, costing thousands of billions of dong, which is expected to muster leading mathematicians in the world.

However, the number of Vietnamese mathematicians with research work of international stature is still limited, Mr. Chuong said. He hoped that the Government in future will have more effective policies to develop Vietnam’s mathematics.

Teacher Tran Duc Huyen from Le Hong Phong High School shared that right after discovering mathematics talents, his school granted them scholarships to study until they complete university.

The school also organizes scientific clubs to promote students’ passion to study and do scientific researches.

Source: SGGP

Hanoi opens training course for Vietnamese youth to join SSEAYP 2010

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 7:44 am

A training course for 29 young Vietnamese people who will join the Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP) 2010 was organized in Hanoi on October 11.

                    The SSEAYP 2008

This year’s program, themed “Youth Participation in Social Activities,” will offer the participants eight topics including learning about various cultures, environment, international cooperation relationship, school education, health education (HIV/AIDS prevention methods), cuisine, youth’s activities in the community and business’ contribution in the society.

The training course held by the Central Committee of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the National Committee on Youth of Vietnam (NCYV) will run until October 24.

The opening ceremony of the 37th SSEAYP 2010 will take place in Tokyo, Japan on October 27.

Source: SGGP

Vocational training for rural workers

In Uncategorized on August 15, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Vocational training for rural workers

QĐND – Sunday, August 15, 2010, 20:41 (GMT+7)

Government Project 1956 on vocational training for rural workers through 2020 is the biggest ever project targeting rural workers.

Over the past years, the Party and State have developed policies aimed at boosting agriculture and rural development by providing more job opportunities for rural workers. However, there is still a big difference in living standards between urban and rural areas. For this reason, the Government has issued Decision No 1956 approving a project (known as Project 1956) on vocational training for rural workers.

The project focuses on training cadres at communal level and rural workers in both the agriculture and non-agriculture sectors, and raising the quality and efficiency of vocational training to generate jobs and increase income for rural workers. This has contributed to labour and economic restructuring which helps boost the industrialisation and modernisation of agriculture.

The project aims to provide vocational training for around 1 million rural workers and 100,000 communal cadres each year. It is expected that nearly 10 million rural workers and 1 million communal cadres will be trained when the project ends in 2020.

The State has allocated approximately VND26,000 billion from its budget to carry out the project.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) have agreed to make a list of 180 agricultural sectors for which training will be provided at primary levels for rural workers and create vocational training materials for 2010 for 25 popular occupations in three regions across the country.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan, Head of the National Steering Board for Vocational Training, said the project has set a target to train 1 million rural workers per year over the next ten years. Consequently, it is essential to make drastic changes in labour training and restructuring in rural areas to provide human resources for the process of national industrialisation and modernisation.

According to the MoLISA, by the end of June this year, 44 centrally-run provinces and cities have adopted survey projects and five other provinces and cities finalised their surveys on their vocational training needs.

Nguyen Thi Hang, Director of the Thai Nguyen provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said her province plans to allocate investment capital to vocational training centres.

The provincial Party Committee has asked Party organisations at all levels to guide vocational training for rural workers. Thai Nguyen has held a conference to implement Project 1956 and basically finalised a survey on its vocational training needs. The province has selected three key districts to carry out the project and the department has estimated the expenses for the project to submit to the provincial Department of Finance. In addition, Thai Nguyen has planned to provide money for vocational training centres to help them purchase material and facilities under the project, said Hang.

Mai Xuan Tri, Deputy Director of the Khanh Hoa provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs pointed out three major difficulties in implementing the project. First, workers in remote and mountainous areas are finding it difficult to choose an occupation to learn. Second, workers in coastal areas also face difficulties arranging time for vocational learning. Third, many rural workers are still hesitant and wondering whether they will be able to find a suitable job after training.

Vu Dinh Khang, Director of Hai Phong City’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs said Hai Phong has completed the survey in the two key districts of Vinh Bao and Hai Duong. Vinh Bao is an agricultural district so its economy is restructured slowly while An Duong has experienced rapid urbanisation and has some major industrial parks.

” We will try our best to carry out Project 1956 effectively in these two districts as a pilot model. The model will be replicated in other districts in the near future.”, Khang said.

Nguyen Thi Nham, Chairwoman of the Phuoc Buu Township Farmers’ Association in Xuyen Moc district, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province said that currently, most of the rural workers in Phuoc Buu Township are unskilled. Workers aged over 40 are particularly keen on vocational training despite their low educational level. Phuoc Buu has around 600 agricultural workers needing vocational training but many do not want to learn and do new jobs far from home. The preferential credit loan programme for rural workers in Project 1956 will satisfy only those who have just finished vocational training and want to do agricultural jobs.

Pham Thi Hang, Head of the Section of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in Kim Dong district, Hung Yen province, underlined the importance of helping workers change their conception of finding jobs after vocational training through disseminating of information. Vocational training centres should introduce jobs with stable incomes. If attention is paid to propaganda activities, vocational training and learning under the project will be implemented more efficiently, Hang noted.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

S.Korea conducts anti-missile training amid N.Korean warning

In Uncategorized on August 7, 2010 at 11:20 am

SEOUL, Aug 7, 2010 (AFP) – A major South Korean naval exercise went into its third day Saturday, the defence ministry said, as North Korea issued a fresh warning against what it termed “a prelude to a war of aggression”.

The drill far south of the disputed maritime border in the Yellow Sea, was focused on defence against North Korea’s guided missiles and submarines, the ministry said.

A South Korean Marines K9 Thunder 155mm Self Propelled Howitzer fires during a military exercise in Baengnyeong Island, near the disputed Yellow Sea border between the two Koreas, on August 6, 2010. AFP

The exercise is one of a series planned in coming months in a show of force against the North, which the South blames for a deadly torpedo attack on one of its warships in March.

A total of 4,500 troops, backed by 29 ships and 50 aircraft, are being mobilised for the five-day drill.

“Some 20 Navy ships carried out anti-missile training in the Yellow Sea,” a military official was quoted as saying by Yonhap news agency.

Saturday’s drill included anti-aircraft and anti-submarine battles in the Yellow Sea as batteries stationed in an island near the sea border continued live-fire training.

Pyongyang has denied responsibility for the March sinking of the corvette Cheonan near the disputed sea border in the Yellow Sea. The incident killed 46 sailors and sharply raised tensions.

Its official daily Rodong Sinmun said on Saturday the naval exercise in the tense Yellow Sea was aimed at triggering an armed conflict to start a war of aggression.

“The anti-submarine exercise… is a prelude to a war of aggression against the North,” it said.

The North’s military has threatened “the most powerful” retaliation if the South triggers a conflict during the exercise.

“Our warning is not empty talk,” the paper said without elaborating.

This week’s manoeuvres came after South Korea and the United States last week carried out a massive joint naval and air drill in the Sea of Japan (East Sea).

The joint drill was relocated from the Yellow Sea separating China and the Korean peninsula after Beijing protested.

But Seoul and Washington said future drills would be held in both the Sea of Japan (East Sea) and the Yellow Sea.

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said on Thursday future joint drills would once again involve the USS George Washington and the aircraft carrier would carry out exercises in the Yellow Sea.

Source: SGGP