Union Minister for Industry addresses ASEAN-China vocational education exhibition and forum


The opening ceremony of the ASEAN-China Vocational Education Exhibition and Forum was held yesterday in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China. Union Minister for Industry Dr Charlie Than addressed the ceremony online.
At the opening ceremony, the Union Minister said the Ministry of Industry is one of the ministries that has continuously cooperated with the People’s Republic of China for mutual economic and social interests. No.2 Industrial Training School (Mandalay) was established in 2005 with the assistance of the People’s Republic of China, and more than 1,600 skilled workers have been trained. According to the Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation for the development of Myanmar signed between two governments on December 30, 2015, 85 million Chinese Yuan was provided to upgrade the training school. Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is one of the six priority areas of the Comprehensive Education Sector Review (CESR) in Myanmar.
The Union Minister added the implementation of the Ministry of Industry for the human resource development in Myanmar with goals and objectives to produce qualified skilled workers. Eight technical training schools have been established with the support of international partners and more than 1,000 trainees are being trained annually.
He called on all parties to work together for the development of technology and vocational training, as innovative TVET education will address the prosperity and continuous improvement of the region.
The exhibition and forum were held to enhance the cooperation between the People’s Republic of China and ASEAN nations in the field of vocational education, to provide opportunities for mutual learning and exchange of knowledge, as well as to enhance friendship and partnership between member countries. — MNA

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