Signing cooperation contract in training mechatronics and industrial mechanic with VINFAST

30.10.17

Hanoi, 27th October 2017

German Industry and Commerce Vietnam and VINFAST have signed the cooperation contract in dual vocational training program in mechatronics and industrial mechanic. VINFAST is our first local company in Vietnam in this dual vocational training program. In the previous years, together with BOSCH VIETNAM, B.BRAUN, MESSER GAS, all key German investors in Vietnam, we did organize successfully different dual vocational training projects, which based on DIHK German vocational training standards.

We believe that by successfully completing the program, our apprentices – VINFAST workforces are capable of taking up specialist and afterwards managerial positions at VINFAST manufacturing plants in the future. This signing contract event and this cooperation mark an important milestone in the VINFAST’s commitment to help develop a highly-skilled technical workforce in Vietnam.

Dual vocational training system according to German standards is viewed as the most effective and unique system where the apprentices could attend theory class and receive on-the-job training at a company. Such programmes offer plenty of opportunity for on-the-job training and work experience. Programmes usually last between two and three and a half years and comprise theoretical as well as practical elements. There you get to apply your newly acquired knowledge in practice, for example by learning to operate machinery. You will get to know what your company does, learn how it operates and find out if you can see yourself working there after completing your training.

In addition, as you might know that Germany is the Europe's largest economy, the world's second largest exporter, a leading location for research and development: Germany offers expertise and competence in many fields of endeavor.  Automotive industry, mechatronics and industrial mechanic are the key sectors of Germany in which Germany plays a major role in setting the global agenda and economic cooperation. I think that we could share this successful and valuable experiences to Vinfast and to Vietnam on purpose of having skilled and qualified employees of Vinfast and contributing to a praxis-oriented vocational training system in Vietnam.

VINFAST

Vietnam’s property conglomerate Vingroup has launched a new division called VinFast which is set to become the nation’s first home-grown car maker. Vingroup announced on September 2 that it will invest a total of $3.5 billion in a large vehicle production facility in the northern city of Haiphong where it plans to produce 500,000 vehicles – cars and electric motorbikes – in the country annually by 2025.