The Vietnam-Korea Vocational College of Technology in northern Bac Giang province officially inaugurated and launched its 2014-15 academic year on November 24.
The opening ceremony saw the presence of Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea (RoK) to Vietnam Jun Dae Joo, Chief Representative of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Vietnam Chang Jae Yun, local officials, teachers and students.
Construction of the school started in March 2012 with a total investment of US$16 million, including US$10 million as non-refundable aid provided by the RoK Government.
It enrolled over 400 students for the majors of automobile technology, electrics, electronics, mechanism and information technology for the 2014-15 academic year.
At the event, Ambassador Jun Dae Joo described the inauguration of the school as a manifestation of the growing cooperation between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) in recent years.
He expressed his hope that the school will provide high-quality, skilled human resources for businesses nationwide.
On her part, Minister Chuyen emphasised the need for the school to work together with businesses and experienced engineers in designing curriculums to meet market demands.
The Vietnam-Korea Vocational College of Technology is among the 40 vocational training centres nationwide selected to receive State investments to train high-quality skilled labour for the country.