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JCI Vietnam introduces reality TV show about job training
Tuesday,  4/24/2018, 14:55 

JCI Vietnam introduces reality TV show about job training

Thanh Thom

Le Thi Bich Tram (L), president of JCI Vietnam, shakes hands with Nguyen Thanh Danh, marketing and business development directorat FBNC channel

The Junior Chamber International Vietnam (JCI Vietnam) held a press conference on April 20 introducing its first national project “Kick-off to Future 2018” under the theme “Discover your potential” in HCMC. The project seeks to build up a reality TV show about job skill training for college students.

The percentage of unemployed fresh graduates has been on the rise in the past few years. For example, as many as 200,000 college degree holders struggled to land jobs as of early last year, mainly due to their inexperience in solving practical cases.

The “Kick-off to Future” project is aimed at developing soft skills for students before their graduation. This creates a dynamic and competitive environment for them to gain hands-on experience.

Founded in 2016, the project attracted the participation of over 3,000 students across the nation. Contestants have taken up opportunities to work at over 20 major companies including Vingroup, Techcombank, and Alchemy Asia.

Owen Lee, vice president of JCI World 2018, said that the project focuses on three main sustainable development goals of the United Nations – quality education, decent work and economic growth, sustainable cities and communities – which will be extended to all of 17 goals in the future.

“For all the JCI members who share the same vision, mission and creed, we should keep in mind to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change,” he stressed.

JCI Vietnam wants to spread its message that Vietnamese students not only need to acquire academic knowledge but also need positive thinking and other skills to grab better jobs. Therefore, the organization has decided to change the format of this year’s edition.

At the conference, JCI Vietnam clinched a memorandum of understanding with Finance Business News Corporation (FBNC) channel to develop Vietnam’s first reality TV show about leadership and economic development skills.

“‘Kick-off to Future’ will create an environment for young people to break out of their comfort zone and discover their potential. The project will act as a career launcher for Vietnamese students,” said the project’s manager Ho Ngoc Lan Anh.

The top 50 excellent students will appear in the show which is set to be broadcasted this October and November. They will receive soft skill training, experience the challenges of actual jobs, work with mentors and chief executive officers, and offer solutions to social issues.

Established in 2008, JCI Vietnam is a club under the HCMC Young Business Association. It has 150 members from four chapters – JCI East Saigon, JCI South Saigon, JCI Central Saigon and JCI Hanoi. These members are company leaders and positive young citizens within and beyond the association.

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