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More than 21 percent of university graduates are working in fields unrelated to their major.

Vietnam: new destination for multinationals to set up R&D centers

Vietnam wants to upgrade foreign direct investment (FDI) quality by manufacturing products with higher hi-tech and added value, and multinationals are also striving to do this after many years in Vietnam.

30,000 Vietnamese studying in the US

The Minister of Education and Training and a Vietnamese delegation on September 19 attended the Education Summit in New York City chaired by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, with representatives from 200 countries and territories.

Vietnam lacks agricultural engineers

According to representatives of many universities with agriculture faculty, a few senior high school graduates want to enroll in the agriculture faculty resulting in admission scores plus insufficient recruitment quotas.

The good worker in the digital era

Truong The Dieu has gained praiseworthy achievements in recent years: he won a silver medal at WorldSkills 2019, got a Second-class Labor Medal, and became a Vietnamese Outstanding Young Face and Vietnam Vocational Skills Ambassador 2021.

Vocational schools struggle with admissions

Vocational colleges are struggling to meet admission quotas at a time of the year when students will have already started school.

Only 24.5 percent of workers certified

According to a report of the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), 24.5 percent of jobs in Vietnam were high-skilled as of 2020 while the remaining were low skilled ones.

Materials industry faces shortage of qualified staff, researchers

Vietnam has advantages to develop a materials industry but has not developed in line with its potential, Tran Tuan Anh, head of the Central Economic Commission, said at a conference held on April 10 in HCM City.

77 percent of Vietnamese workers still don’t have officially recognized qualifications

Vietnam’s labor productivity has been been surpassed by Laos and Cambodia is not far behind. Labor standardization and vocational skill development are facing ‘unprecedented’ challenges.

HCM City reaches vocational training targets

Vocational training programmes in HCM City have narrowed the gap between employers' expectations and employees' qualifications thanks to cooperation between vocational schools and businesses.

Vocational training graduates in high demand

Graduates of vocational schools have many job opportunities due to businesses' increasing demand for workers with practical skills.

1,000 labourers affected by Covid-19 receive free technical vocational training

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the German development agency, in cooperation with Vietnam’s Directorate of Vocational Education and Training and departments of Labour invalids and Social Affairs in eight cities

9+ model changes society’s view of vocational training

Formal training carried out hand in hand with vocational training for students graduating from secondary high school, known as the 9+ model, has gradually changed society’s perspective on vocational education.

Colleges, vocational training schools face new enrollment quotas

Many universities have changed enrollment methods, including higher enrollment quotas that will be based on students' high school records.

Occupational training goes hand in hand with labour market

Truong Anh Dung, directorate of Vocational Education and Training Department under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, talks on his department’s resolve to create a diverse occupational education network to meet labour market needs.

To mechanize Vietnam's agriculture, tractor drivers also need to be trained

In order to mechanize agriculture, Vietnam needs to have skilled labor force, experts say. Many workers in agricultural production need to be trained or should obtain degrees.

Australia helps train Vietnamese vocational education specialists

21 lecturers and specialists involved in quality assurance from vocational education and training schools across Vietnam have benefited from the “Informal Learning Opportunity in Vocational Education and Training Quality Assurance” course

Vocational education to reach ASEAN-4 level by 2030

Vietnam is striving to have its vocational education with the same level of ASEAN-4 countries by 2030, and reach the level of G20 countries by 2045. 

Businesses need to select suitable jobs for workers abroad

In the future, vocational training should be paying attention towards sending highly skilled Vietnamese workers abroad to do jobs with management skills, and gradually phasing out the catering of manual labourers such as builders and housemaids,

Ministries merger in the spotlight

Hoang Ngoc Vinh, former director of the Department of Vocational Training, talks of the creation of the Ministry of Education-Science and Technology.