More than 21 percent of university graduates are working in fields unrelated to their major.
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.
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.
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
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.
Many universities have changed enrollment methods, including higher enrollment quotas that will be based on students' high school records.
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.
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.
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
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.
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,