Hyundai Motor Group, South Korea’s largest automaker, said it held an opening ceremony of the Hyundai-KOICA Dream Center inside Hanoi Industrial Vocational College in Vietnam on Feb. 24. The center has opened in four months after it started construction in Oct. last year.
The Hyundai-KOICA Dream Center is a vocational school jointly established with Hyundai Motor Group, Hyundai Engineering & Construction, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Plan International to nurture experts in the automobile repair and construction sectors in Vietnam and help them get a job. As part of Hyundai Motor's global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) effort, the company has opened its first technical center in 2013. The new center, following the openings of previous centers in Ghana, Indonesia and Cambodia, is the fourth Dream Center.
Renovated by Hyundai Motor Group and the KOICA, the new center consists of two main buildings located in the campus of Hanoi Industrial Vocational College with a total floor space of more than 992 m². It will offer two separate courses; a course on auto repair skills and a course on construction skills. The center will produce 50 automobile mechanics and 300 to 1,500 experts in construction every year.
An official from Hyundai Motor Group said, “The Dream Center will provide training programs to Vietnam students and help job creation. Through a synergy between affiliates in the car and construction sectors, the group plans to offer support to underdeveloped countries.”