Technology graduates find jobs easily: reports

The worst university majors for jobs were forestry and aquaculture (82.7 percent) and social services (82.3 percent).

More than 97 percent of graduates from technology schools can find good jobs within 12 months after graduation, according to Hoang Cong Dung, deputy director of the Center for Training Support and Manpower Supply, an arm of the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET).

The center, after analyzing reports of 183 universities, concluded that the lowest rate of graduates finding jobs was 80.4 percent (environment related majors).

Technology graduates find jobs easily: reports



The worst university majors for jobs were forestry and aquaculture (82.7 percent) and social services (82.3 percent). Meanwhile, the top degree for getting hired right out of university was technology, with 97.3 percent.

Some technology schools confirmed that the number of graduates each year are not enough to satisfy demand. Technology firms, which suffer from a labor shortage, have visited schools to recruit third-year and fourth-year students. Some of the firms even sign contracts with schools when they begin enrolling students.

The report cited that more than 10 majors which have high percentage (90 percent or more) of graduates find jobs easily, such as business and management (94.9 percent), architecture and construction (94.6 percent), transportation service (94.4 percent), hotel service, sports and personal services (94.1 percent), and computing and IT (93.9 percent).

The worst university majors for jobs were forestry and aquaculture (82.7 percent) and social services (82.3 percent). Meanwhile, the top degree for getting hired right out of university was technology, with 97.3 percent.

 

A report released in 2018 by VietnamWorks, the largest job service provider belonging to Navigos Group, named the 10 most wanted majors in the future with information technology leading the majors.

The report showed that the demand for workers in the information technology industry in the last three years increased by 47 percent. This was explained by the fact that the number of firms in the field has increased by 69 percent compared with 2012, while the number of software firms alone has increased by 124 percent.

Meanwhile, the number of workers available has increased by 8 percent per annum only. It is estimated that by 2020, the industry would lack 500,000 workers.

Nguyen Hoang Lan, a student in Hanoi, said she applied for the University of Trade’s e-commerce faculty, though she loves literature.

“At first, I intended to apply for the Hanoi National University’s Literature Faculty. However, my parents wanted me to choose economics. They said social sciences are useless,” she said.

The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) reported that nearly 200,000 university graduates stay unemployed, a relatively high figure if compared with the number of university graduates every year. 

Tien Phong

Average income of VN workers increases while unemployment rate drops: report

Average income of VN workers increases while unemployment rate drops: report

The total average income from all jobs of wage earners increased in the first quarter of this year, while the unemployment rate dropped significantly during the period, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).

More than 280,000 people receive unemployment allowance

More than 280,000 people receive unemployment allowance

A total of 280,084 people have received unemployment allowance so far this year, and more than 13,600 people were supported with vocational training.

 
 
 
 
 
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