In the afternoon of September 12, 2019, Dr. Phan Dao, Director of the European Cooperation Center, Ton Duc Thang University (ECC) and his colleagues visited and worked with the Provincial Committee of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic and signed a cooperation agreement on vocational education and training with the Province.
Attending the Signing Ceremony, there were Dr. Jiří Štěpán, Governor, Ms. MSc. Martina Berdychová, Deputy Governor, in charge of education, culture, and sports, and the Head of Education Department. The representative of ECC Center was TS. Phan Dao, Director and two associates Engineer Nguyen Them and engineer Chau Hoang; Especially attending the Signing Ceremony of the two representatives of the Embassy of Vietnam in the Czech Republic, Mr. Tran Vinh Bac, Counselor in charge of education, culture and press, and his wife. Having achieved this achievement, ECC has prepared for many years, especially after the visit to the Czech Republic by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, through which education and training were recognized as one of the five key areas of cooperation. latch between Vietnam and the Czech Republic.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Dr. Jiří Štěpán said that this is the first project in the field of vocational training, continuing the tradition of education and training cooperation between the Czech Republic and Vietnam; This is a pilot project of the Province and also of the Czech Republic from 1990 to present. This cooperation agreement allows Vietnamese citizens to go to the Czech Republic to study at Vocational College in the province. Especially after graduation, students will be introduced by the Province to work in factories in the Province in particular and the Czech Republic in general.
Dr. Phan Dao, thanks to the provincial leader Hradec Kralové for working with ECC to develop this pilot project, to the Vietnamese Embassy in the Czech Republic for supporting and helping the two sides with the project. Dr. Phan Dao said Ton Duc Thang University (Ton Duc Thang University, abbreviated TDTU), in recent years, has cooperated very successfully with Czech universities in many programs such as seminars, joint training programs and human, master and doctoral, research cooperation, student exchange; thereby contributing to constantly fostering friendship Vietnam - Czech. He believes the two sides will coordinate successfully to implement this project.
Mr. Tran Vinh Bac, Counselor of the Embassy, in his speech, conveyed the words of the Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Ho Minh Tuan, congratulating the Province and the European Cooperation Center, Ton Duc Thang University. are two leading units in vocational cooperation after two decades of hiatus. He said, “The Ambassador highly appreciated this training program project, considering it an opportunity for Vietnam and the Czech Republic to resume vocational training programs of the two countries from the 70s and 80s of the century. 20, in the context of the shortage of skilled human resources in the Czech Republic in many key industries from mechanics, electricity - electronics, construction, ... to service sectors such as home restaurant, hotel, health care. The Ambassador considered this a key project, one of the projects aiming to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the Czech Republic (Czechoslovakia) ". He wished the two partners successful implementation of the project.