New R/D Signed and Consultations Held with the Vietnamese Government Contact Organization
On November 25, 2019, while a JITCO delegation headed by JITCO President Hiroaki Yagi was visiting Vietnam, JITCO signed a new Record of Discussions (R/D) with Vietnam’s Department of Overseas Labour (DoLAB), Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) regarding the Technical Intern Training Program and the Specified Skilled Workers Program.
Following the recent signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation regarding specified skilled workers between the government of Japan and the government of Vietnam, this new R/D signed with Vietnam is intended to promote and facilitate the sending and receiving of technical intern trainees and specified skilled workers, and to establish a formal relationship between JITCO and the sending country in relation to these two systems.
JITCO believes that the signing of this new R/D will contribute towards a further strengthening of the support services that JITCO provides for supervising organizations, implementing organizations, registered support organizations, the organizations with which specified skilled workers are affiliated, and other stakeholders. More specifically, JITCO should be able to offer a wide range of services that include the provision of more comprehensive information about sending organizations, the promotion of communication and exchange between receiving organizations in Japan and sending organizations, promoting the enhancement of the quality of the sending organizations (which in turn will contribute towards promoting and facilitating the operations of the receiving organizations in Japan), the provision of information regarding existing rules and procedures in Vietnam, and the prevention, in advance, of various types of issue that could arise in relation to Vietnam, etc.
In the future, JITCO will be seeking to put in place a framework, in regard to the relationship with sending countries and sending organizations, etc., that is aimed at promoting and facilitating the activities of all stakeholders, and which will include the signing of new R/Ds with additional sending countries besides Vietnam.
In addition, on November 25, 2019, on the same day that a courtesy visit was made to the Deputy Minister of the Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), JITCO held consultations with Vietnam’s Department of Overseas Labour (DoLAB), MoLISA. JITCO explained the current status of the Technical Intern Training Program and the Specified Skilled Workers Program, as well as the role played by JITCO, etc. DoLAB expressed the hope that JITCO would continue to provide support for the sending of technical intern trainees and specified skilled workers from Vietnam, in response to which JITCO noted that it was working to realize a further strengthening of various types of support provision.
On November 26, a seminar for sending organizations was held. Besides DoLAB personnel, the attendees at the seminar also included around 300 representatives of sending organizations. During the seminar, JITCO explained the Specified Skilled Workers Program, the differences between the Specified Skilled Workers Program and the Technical Intern Training Program, the current status of the Technical Intern Training Program, the role that JITCO will be playing in the future, etc.
Reference materials: The materials used in the seminar, in Vietnamese (Tiếng việt): SEMINAR DÀNH CHO CÔNG TY PHÁI CỬ(1) SEMINAR DÀNH CHO CÔNG TY PHÁI CỬ(2)
- The R/D signing ceremony
- Consultations with DoLAB
- The seminar for sending organizations