Cooperation with the business sector is a key factor in demand-based Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Viet Nam. To achieve this goal, the Vietnamese-German “Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam”, commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the Directorate for Vocational Education and Training (DVET) of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA ) and the Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Hanoi on 26 April 2018. The cooperation with the business sector focuses on three key areas: 1. Involving the business sector in the development and implementation of TVET (amongst others joint development of occupational standards and training programmes, in-company training phases and participation in assessment and certification); 2. Green TVET and 3. Improving the image of TVET.
Mr. Vo Tan Thanh, Vice President of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), Director General of VCCI in Ho Chi Minh City, emphasised that “it is important to increase the contribution by the business sector in training qualified and skilled workers to strengthen Viet Nam’s international competitiveness”.
The MoU includes several specific measures to be implemented this year. These include, amongst others, the further training of in-company trainers and the establishment of industry boards at TVET institutes comprising teaching staff, trainees and representatives of companies.