More Vietnamese interns to be sent to Japan

Wednesday, 22/06/2022 10:46
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed by Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and Japan’s International Manpower Development Organization (IM Japan) relating to the technical intern training program for Vietnamese interns in Japan.
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The new MoU will seek to expand the criteria selection for interns who participate in the scheme and will greatly improve their benefits. Candidates in the program will range from 18 to 30 years old as opposed to 20-30 years old previously. They are expected to supply an additional young and dynamic workforce and contribute to resolving employment issues locally.

Over 7,734 Vietnamese interns have been sent to Japan under an agreement signed between the MOLISA and IM Japan since 2006, Minister Dao Ngoc Dung said at the signing ceremony.

According to the Minister, employees participating in the scheme pay no service fees, only pay individual fees (for visa granting and medical examinations), and receive support in terms of tuition and dormitory fees during the training.

Minister Dao Ngoc Dung emphasized that the MoU will open up opportunities for those who are in poor and disadvantaged households in rural, remote, and isolated areas to access the program.

For his part, Kanamori Hitoshi, President of IM Japan, proposed that Vietnam’s MOLISA co-ordinates to expand the Special Skilled Workers Program in the future./.