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Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) and UNIDO organize a high-level seminar to discuss actions to enhance the quality of the vocational training system for industry and trade in Viet Nam

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hoithaodaotao3Ha Noi, 16 July, 2012 - The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) carried out today the seminar ‘Experiences to Enhance the Quality of the Vocational Training System for Industry and Trade in Viet Nam’. The aim of the seminar is to contribute to the current debate on the status of the vocational training system in Viet Nam, to present the challenges that lie ahead, and to learn from good international practices.

Over the last years, the government of Viet Nam has engaged in a major reform to increase the access and quality of training, making it more demand-oriented while seeking financial sustainability. These efforts are starting to pay off. According to recent surveys, 80-85 per cent of workers hired by enterprises have vocational training, and more than 70 per cent of trainees from vocational schools find jobs after graduation.

However, according to the Viet Nam Industrial Competitiveness Report 2011, a joint publication by MoIT and UNIDO, Viet Nam’s current education and vocational training is still far from supplying the high quality skills demanded by industry today. Viet Nam lacks the needed collaboration between government institutions, academia and the private sector to succeed in guiding and shaping the formation of vocational training curricula that meets the demand of industries. Lack of funding has led to shortages in training material and obsolete training methods that do not mach practices of countries with well-established vocational training systems.

Mr. Tran Tuan Anh, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam, invited the international community “to support MoIT in overcoming the limitations and speed up vocational training development in Viet Nam to respond to the requirements of industrialization and modernization’.

Mr. Manuel Albaladejo, UNIDO Industrial Development Officer, pointed out that “with the growing pace of technological change, the spread of information technologies and the intensification of global competition, the need for specialized technical skills has become even more pressing if Viet Nam is to move up the technological ladder and become more competitive”.

This seminar is a collaborative effort between MoIT and UNIDO in the context of the One UN funded programme ‘Building National Capacity in Industrial Diagnosis and Trade Competitiveness Analysis (FB/VIE/09/09)’. The seminar benefited from the participation of national and international experts in the field of skill development and vocational training systems.

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Le Huu Phuc
Deputy Director General
Department for International Cooperation
Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT)
Phone: +844-22 20 23 60
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Mr. Patrick Gilabert
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Vietnam Country Office
Phone: +844-38 22 44 90
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