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Samsung trains 207 Vietnamese consultants

Choi Joo Ho, general director of Samsung Vietnam, speaks at a ceremony in Hanoi on November 15 – PHOTO: SAMSUNG VIETNAM

HANOI – Over the past two years, South Korean tech giant Samsung has trained 207 Vietnamese consultants and advised 40 local firms that wanted to enhance their production activities, to boost the country’s supporting industries.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade, in collaboration with Samsung Vietnam, held a ceremony in Hanoi on November 15 to mark the closing of a training project for Vietnamese consultants in 2018 and 2019.

In the global economic integration process, to deeply engage with global supply chains requires Vietnam’s supporting industries enterprises to improve their processes, management and quality control to increase their production efficiency. In this regard, human resources play a critical role.

This project was set up to meet the urgent need to create a core team of Vietnamese consultants with in-depth skills and experience that can improve production and quality among Vietnamese firms. The consultants are expected to be able to replace their foreign peers.

Among the 207 trainees, 60 people demonstrating the best performance were selected by Samsung to join advanced courses in South Korea.

In addition, the 40 firms that received consultancy services from the tech giant have reported their production outcomes, which include increasing their productivity by at least 70%, reducing their stage error rates by 50% and increasing the accuracy of their production plans.

Speaking at the event, Choi Joo Ho, general director of Samsung Vietnam, said that the firm takes pride in cooperating with the Vietnamese Government to improve the competitiveness of Vietnamese businesses and to ensure the development of local supporting industries.

“The success of this cooperation project on training Vietnamese consultants for the supporting industries will be the premise for us to continue implementing other larger-scale cooperation programs to affirm our commitment to becoming one of the leaders in developing Vietnam's supporting industries,” he said.

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai spoke highly of the project. He urged Samsung Vietnam to expand its training model and raise the number of consultants next year.

Since July this year, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has selected 46 trained consultants to join a scheme offering consultancy services to an estimated 62 local firms active in the manufacturing, processing and supporting industries.

Run by the Center for Industrial Development Support, the scheme is expected to be completed by late this year.

In the spirit of sustainable and long-term cooperation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and Samsung have signed a memorandum of understanding in South Korea on the training of 200 molding engineers over the next four years.

Source: 16/11/2019, The Saigon Times

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