The Central Training Institute in Saigon is currently relieving the civilian personnel problems of the U.
Student drives jeep.
Class in traffic safety.
Class with truck.
Woman drives fork lift.
Men with bulldozer.
English class in classroom.
English class in audio lab.
Secretary at desk.
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Background: The Central Training Institute in Saigon is currently relieving the civilian personnel problems of the U.S. Army in that area by turning out skilled workers. The Institute trains vehicle operators, skilled laborers, interpreter-translators and clerk-typists.
The Institute is administered by five Department of the Army civilians and is staffed by forty-two Vietnamese teachers. The courses vary in length from a few hours to sixteen weeks.
The largest number of students have gone through the two-week vehicle operator course. The course includes driver safety, driving through the obstacle course, and maintenance and car of vehicles. Upon completion of this course each student is given a Vietnamese Government license. Many of the student are women.
Modern equipment is used in the language courses. The interpreter-translator course is divided between classroom exercises and work in an audio language laboratory. All students are given some English language training, and the gratitude may receive a ten percent bonus in his pay if his job requires the use of English
This training and development program not only provide skilled personnel to work in U.S. Government facilities, but will leave a foundation of skills to help build an industrial economy in the Republic of Vietnam.