The first ever batch of apprentices graduated from the Bosch Technical Industrial Apprenticeship training centre in Viet Nam this week. — VNS Photo
Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, on April 20 announced the graduation of the first 17 apprentices at its Bosch Technical Industrial Apprenticeship (Bosch TGA) training centre in Viet Nam.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Vo Quang Hue, managing director of Bosch in Vietnam, said, “The graduation of Bosch TGA’s first apprentices marks an important milestone in the company’s commitment to help develop a highly skilled technical workforce in Viet Nam.
“We believe that by successfully completing the programme, which is based on German vocational training standards, our apprentices are capable of taking up specialist and managerial positions at Bosch manufacturing plants in the future.”
The Bosch TGA was started in Viet Nam in 2013 with only one discipline: Industrial Mechanics. Last year it started offering mechatronics.
The number of apprentices recruited annually is 12 per discipline. As of April there are 93 apprentices, 23 per cent of them women.
Bosch TGA was one of the first partnerships under the dual-vocation training framework of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Viet Nam.
The programme does not charge the apprentices any tuition fee, and offers a monthly allowance during the duration of their apprenticeship with Bosch.
Since 2013 the company has invested more than US$1 million in this dual-vocational training programme. — VNS