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German company lends support to job skills training

BHS Corrugated of Germany will continue to assist the Lao-German Technical College in Vientiane to train young people in the skills needed for the international job market.

Confirmation of the continued assistance was made on Wednesday when BHS Corrugated presented equipment worth 50,000 euros (more than 430 million kip) to the college.

The equipment was handed over by Mr Johannes Zeck on behalf of BHS Corrugated to the Director of Lao-German Technical College, Mr Somlith Virivong. The German ambassador to Laos Mr Michael Grau was also present. According to a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the college and BHS Corrugated last year on skilled labour development, the company would provide 430,000 euros (more than 3.9 billion kip) for training programmes within three years.

The project will include the purchase of technical equipment, engineering and English textbooks, scholarships, the provision of German teachers for the college, and the training of college lecturers in Germany.

A group of 44 outstanding students from Sikeut Lower Secondary School in Naxaithong district, Vientiane, were selected to receive scholarships under the project. They will take three-year courses in electrical and mechanical studies at the college. BHS Corrugated will also offer opportunities for students to undergo on-the-job training at the company's facilities in Germany.

BHS Corrugated is the world's largest provider of solutions for the Corrugated Industry. Its main characteristics include competence, innovation and a passionate commitment to excellence, thus making it a strong and reliable partner in the industry.

The delivery of more than 400 complete corrugators around the world highlights expertise in developing, installing and servicing equipment for a wide range of markets - a comprehensive pool of experience rounded out by the delivery and installation of hundreds of wet-ends and dry-ends and thousands of individual units in nearly 100 countries, according to the company's website.



By Viengdavanh Banhphahaksa
(Latest Update
January 06,

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