Over 1,000 trainee caregivers sent to work in Japan
  • | laodong, | November 13, 2020 10:09 AM
Vietnam has sent more than 1,000 trainee nurses and caregivers to work in Japan over the past recent years.


An overview of the conference.

On November 12, the Department of Overseas Labour held a conference to review the cooperation programme to bring trainee caregivers to work in Japan in accordance with the Vietnam-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement during the 2012-2019 period.

Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Ba Hoan said the programme followed strict requirements from selecting, training to managing the caregivers sent to Japan. The Department of Overseas Labour closely worked with the Japan Embassy in Vietnam to carry out the Japanese Training Course for 1,610 candidates.

1,340 of them were sent to work at hospitals and nursing homes in Japan for a monthly income of JPY130,000-150,000 and other allowances.

The caregivers from Vietnam proved their skills via Japanese National Nursing Exam. The pass rate was 37% for nurses and 91% for orderlies, higher compared to the average rate of 10% and 30% for nurses and orderlies from other countries.

The demands for nurses and orderlies in Japan are still high. The authorities in both countries believe that with close co-operation, more Vietnamese nurses and orderlies will be sent to work in Japan, boosting the countries' relationship.

They will also help in Vietnam's development after returning from Japan.

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