Workers from Laos to upgrade skills in Japan

ASEAN+ June 14, 2018 01:00

By VIENTIANE TIMES
ASIA NEWS NETWORK
VIENTIANE

LAOS’ Employment Service Centre, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, will send local workers to Japan to upgrade their skills through the Japanese Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP).



The Employment Service Centre officially announced the scheme earlier this month, highlighting how Lao workers could enhance their skills under the programme. Applicants need to be in good health and able to participate in training according to the procedures of the TITP. The training will be in agriculture, livestock and fisheries and other industries.

Director of the Employment Service Centre, Khamsene Xayavong, told Vientiane Times last week about the importance of the training to help technical interns gain skills in Japan to improve their career prospects after returning home or continuing to work in Japan. “Those interested can register at the centre until July 5 and take part in a selection process on July 7 when there will be interviews by company representatives from Japan. Applicants will know the test results the same day,” he said.

If successful, they will participate in Japanese cultural and language training before departing for Japan.

The centre noted that under the TITP, Japan accepts young people and middle-aged workers from various countries including Laos, and fosters talented individuals who can contribute to the development of industries in their countries through the transfer of Japanese industrial and vocational skills, techniques, and knowledge.

 

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