On Feb. 16, THACO College signed an agreement with Toprank Company (Japan) and GKM Vietnam Co., Ltd. on cooperation in high-quality automotive technology training and post-training work arrangement in Japan.

The program aims to train high-quality Automotive Service technicians for the Vietnamese and Japanese markets, at the same time deepening ties between the two countries in the vocational education.


Under the agreement, THACO College will enroll and train students in Automotive Technology during a 25-month high-quality program. In the first 15 months, the students will spend their training at THACO College to learn Automotive Technology, N4-level Japanese, Made in Vietnam Lean Management and Mindset Management. After that, Toprank Company will receive them as interns working at their automobile maintenance, repair and inspection centers in Japan in 10 to 12 months.


During the internship in Japan, students will actually receive an allowance equivalent to VND12-14 million. Once the internship ends, students are allowed to participate in the Japanese standardized service technician assessment exam. If they meet the requirements, they will be granted a specified skilled worker visa, by which after graduation, they can work in Japan for 5 years with an average income starting at VND20-25 million per month. After their working period in Japan, the technicians will return to Vietnam to continue working, contributing high-quality additions to the automotive service work force in Vietnam.

Mr. Shinichi Igarashi, CEO of Toprank Company and Mr. Nguyen Dang Minh, Chairman of GKM Vietnam highly appreciated THACO College's training model balancing between theories and practice and its student quality. As a result, both expressed the desire for long-term cooperation with the school.


Master Phan Tiem, President of THACO College said, through the cooperation program, we have had the chance to know actual requirements of Japanese businesses in auto repair and maintenance, thereby adjusting our curricula, teaching and learning methods and improving training effectiveness. For students, this is an opportunity for them to learn and improve their expertise at one of the five industry-leading countries globally, as well as learning the Japanese responsibility to the profession, customers and products.