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Viet Nam: Graduate welders earning as much as 10-year accountants

Viet Nam, 6 October 2009: Vocational training in welding, electric mechanics and programming providing attractive job opportunities, according to experts.

"Skilled welders and mechanics are being hunted by foreign-invested companies and export processing zones and they’re offering attractive salaries," said Cao Van Sam, deputy head of the Vocational Training Department under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).

A worker, after graduating from a two-year course in 6G advanced technology welding, can take home a monthly salary of VND10 million (US$540), said Tran Cong Tru, head of Lilama 2 Vocational College in Long Thanh, the southern province of Dong Nai.

In a country where GDP per capita (2008) was $960 a year, such pay is high, he said, adding it was equal the amount an accountant with ten years experience could earn at a joint stock company.

Source: Viet Nam News

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