Left to right: Mr Huynh Thanh Khiet, Deputy Director of the Department of Labour; Mr Pham Ngoc Thanh, Deputy Director of the Department of Education & Training; Mme Beatrice Maser Mallor, Swiss Ambassador; Mr Alain Cany, Jardine Matheson Country Chairman; Mr Jujudhan Jena, Chief Executive of Jardine Schindler Group; Mr Ian Gibbons, British Consul General; Mr Othmar Hardegger, Swiss Consul General; Mr Raul Carbajal, General Director of Schindler Vietnam Limited attended the opening ceremony.
Ho Chi Minh City, 30th May 2016 – Located in Ho Chi Minh City, the Jardine Schindler Training Centre will be the first elevator and escalator professional training centre in Vietnam, dedicated to developing and uplifting the skills and capabilities of Schindler technicians and local contractors.
Alain Cany, country chairman from Jardine Matheson Vietnam commented that the company was very proud of this initiative from Jardine Schindler. “This is exactly what Vietnam needs to improve the skills and develop its working force," Cany said.
Meanwhile, Raul Carbajal, General Director of Schindler Vietnam Limited pointed out that the new training centre is a real game changer. “It will be our powerhouse of talent for the years to come, and key to our strategy in the country,” Carbajal said.
This training centre will replicate Schindler’s standards for technical, safety and soft skills training required by the company worldwide and by its clients in Vietnam. It includes three floors with more than 1,700 m2, four elevator training shafts, one escalator and four simulators, as well as five fully equipped training rooms and a client showroom.
According to Ta Huy Vu, New Installation Business Director from Schindler Vietnam Limited, the Training Centre represents Schindler’s long term commitment to safety, quality and to company’s clients, developing a top-class Vietnam work force that is fundamental to its business.
The training centre is equipped with four elevator shafts to train engineers and field technicians on the latest installation methods, maintenance processes and safety standards.
The Schindler trainers appointed to this facility come from a pool of 16 Schindler certified field engineers, capable of delivering up to 700 courses to more than 2,800 technicians, supervisors, project managers, contractors and apprentices, every year.
This new training centre complements other people development milestones by the company, such as the Apprenticeship Program established in 2014 in cooperation with the Cao Thang Technical College, to train the students and groom the next generation of field technicians. This year, Schindler will start a similar program with the Hanoi College of Technology.
About Schindler Vietnam Schindler Vietnam Limited was established in 1996, and is the Vietnam operation of the Switzerland-based Schindler Group, a leading global mobility provider of elevators, escalators and related services.
Schindler Vietnam Limited is one of the leading elevator and escalator companies in Vietnam. It is headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, with branches in Hanoi and Danang. Schindler supports sustainable urban development with safe, reliable and sustainable mobility solutions, moving more than one billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company’s success are over 57,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries. It is also the only company in the industry included in the “Vietnam 100 Best Places to Work” in 2015.