UT-HCMC’s students took part in the training and field practicum program by Mekong Institute, Khon Kaen University and Thai Beverage Logistics Company in Thailand

From July 16th – August 15th, 2019, five students of Ho Chi Minh City University of Transport (UT-HCMC) took part in the practicum program in Thailand which was in the framework of cooperative project titled "Training and Field Practicum on Logistics and Supply Chain Management" organized by Mekong Institute, Khon Kaen University and Thai Beverage Logistics Company (TBL).

Joining in the program, there were 20 Vietnamese students from 04 Universities in Ho Chi Minh City, including: Ho Chi Minh City University of Transport, International University - Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, University of Technology – Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, and University of Transport and Communications – Campus in Ho Chi Minh City.

Thai Beverage Logistics Company (TBL) is a member company of ThaiBev Corporation - one of the profitable companies of Thai Land’s economy and is one of the leading companies in the field of producing beverages in Southeast Asia in particular and Asia in general. With the goal of expanding its market to Vietnam and looking for high quality human resources, TBL has collaborated with Mekong Institute and Khon Kaen University to recruit third-year and final-year students specializing in Logistics and Construction from universities in Ho Chi Minh City.

Delegation of Vietnamese students along with representatives from Consulate of Vietnam, Mekong Institute, TBL and Khon Kaen University sponsoring training programs on capacity development of Logistics and Supply Chain Management in Khon Kaen - Thailand

After all candidates had undergone a rigorous selection process, Organizing Board selected the best 20 students to attend the program. Five students of UT-HCMC were selected on the program, including: Nguyen Thi Thu Uyen - QL17B, Phan Thi Nhat - QL15B, Pham Tran Thuy Vi - QL15A, Nguyen Le Phuong Nam - QL15A, Dang Hoang Gia Duy - QL15A.

The course opening ceremony was celebrated solemnly on July 17th, 2019 with the presence of Vietnam Embassy in Thailand. According to the schedule, the first 2 weeks students would be learned about the basic knowledge of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (through 10 modules relating to all contents of the Logistics industry). The next week, students would be visited and worked in the most modern warehouses of TBL. The last day, they would deliver results, which they were learned, and propose improvements for the company on report session.

Delegation of UT-HCMC’s students with traditional Vietnamese costume was taking memorable pictures with Mr. Worapong Chitchong and Ms. Apinya Choohahirun - representatives of Thai Beverage

Through the course, students not only had more opportunities to work at Thai Beverage which is the leading corporation on Logistics in Thailand but also received scholarships of Master Program at Khon Kaen University.

Consulate of Vietnam attended and showed interest in Vietnamese students in Thailand and representatives of parties expressed their desire to have more training programs to enhance quality human resources and strengthen the friendship between two countries

Vietnamese students had the opportunity to study from distinguished professors at Khon Kaen University and CEO at Thai Beverage Logistics. This was a great opportunity for students to expand their own knowledge and skills.

A classroom at MI

In addition to studying in the class, students were paid an actual visit to TBL's warehouses, Tesco Lotus’s warehouses and Hong Thong wine production factory.

An actual visit to TBL’s warehouse in Korat

Besides, UT-HCMC’s students also prepared special gifts from Vietnam to give representatives of TBL, Khon Kaen University and MI after finishing the training program.

UT-HCMC’s students gave special gifts to representatives of three sponsors organized training programs

After stressful studying hours in the class, students took part in a couple of outdoor activities, such as having picnics, visiting the ancient pagodas, taking walks around a variety of trade centers from ancient to modern and from popular to luxurious, having a taste of traditional cuisine of Thailand, the wonderful land of the Golden Pagodas, thereby they could understand thoroughly about diverse culture and indigenous people in Thailand.

Vietnam students after the exciting visit trip to Khon Kaen City with Thai tour guides

This was a great opportunity to not only expand practical knowledge for students participating in the program but also confirm the prestige and quality of professional training of Logistics Management and Multimodal Transport of Faculty of Transport Economics, UT-HCMC; moreover, open up plenty of opportunities for the development cooperation between UT-HCMC and businesses.

"I’ve learned a lot about valuable knowledge, had practical experience in the spacious warehouses of TBL or put feet into cold storage and witnessed modern forklift trucks of Tesco Lotus. Certainly, with the useful knowledge I gained that would help me to develop in the field of Logistics", said Thu Uyen (a participant of the program).

The students exchange program "Training and Field Practicum on Logistics and Supply Chain Management" has been expressing interest in developing, enhancing the quality human resources on Logistics of Thai Beverage Corporation in the trend of increasing investment in Vietnam, confirming the possibility of international integration of UT-HCMC’s students and concurrently tightening the friendship between the two countries, Vietnam - Thailand.

 (News and photos: UT-HCMC’s students delegation participating in the program)


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