at Regional TVET Conference in Viet Nam
On 10th and 11th of October, at the Regional TVET Conference in Viet Nam held in Hanoi, the Viet Nam Vocational Training Report 2011 was presented to the public. This is the first Vocational Training Report in Viet Nam, providing facts and figures on the current state of TVET in the country. The Report isa result of the successful trilateral cooperation between the Vietnamese National Institute for Vocational Training (NIVT), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB). At the Regional TVET Conference, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Duong Duc Lan, Deputy Director, Deputy Director of the General Department of Vocational Training, Assoc. Prof. Mac Van Tien, Director of NIVT, Dr. Horst Sommer, Director of the Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam, GIZ, and Professor Hubert Friedrich Esser, President of BIBB, agreed: the Report’s publication marks an important milestone in Vietnamese-German Development Cooperation in TVET.
Only extensive preparation and support made the Viet Nam Vocational Training Report 2011 possible. From end of 2010, NIVT was supported by GIZ and BIBB through a number of technical workshops to develop a proposal for development of the Vocational Training Report 2011, defining development procedures, basic structure and indicators of the Report. After this proposal was approved by the General Director of the General Department of Vocational Training, Dr Nguyen Tien Dung, preparation entered the next stage in early 2012. With the support of GIZ and BIBB, data was collected and content further concretized. In nine months, with tireless efforts of the management team and researchers of NIVT, leaders and officials of GDVT, together with close cooperation and significant technical support of experts of BIBB and GIZ as well as useful contributions of experts of the Vietnam General Statistics Office (GSO) and the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), the Vocational Training Report 2011 was completed, published and launched.
NIVT aims at developing and publishing the Viet Nam Vocational Training annually, in the frame of trilateral cooperation. Focusing the extensive data compilations on 12 major topics, the Viet Nam Vocational Training Report 2011 successfully provides a rich picture of the Vietnamese TVET system. Particular features, major advantages and challenges of the TVET system in the current stage are pointed out in the Report. Based on those, from the research point of view, authors of the report provide recommendations, which aim to improve capacity and effectiveness of the TVET system. The report is a tool to provide official, reliable and synthetic information together with in-depth analyses on various fields of the TVET system to policy-makers and TVET researchers and practitioners. Based on the provided information, the report will facilitate the process of policy-making as well as monitoring and evaluating TVET policy implementation to achieve the set objectives. However, the Report not only serves national readers such as leaders and officials of GDVT, MoLISA as well as researchers and practitioners working directly in the TVET system, but, with an English-translated version provided also, it serves international readers, who are interested in TVET in Viet Nam, as well.
The Vocational Training Report 2011 is the first annual report on TVET in Viet Nam. The next annual reports will, in the frame of trilateral cooperation, continually be developed based on the lessons learnt and experiences drawn from the development process of this report. Essential supporting measures of the Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam and BIBB in this context are focused on improving the research capacity of NIVT personnel, for instance through providing training opportunities at BIBB headquarters in Germany. With this, the cooperation promises to produce better quality for the next annual report – the next milestone for trilateral cooperation, and for Vietnamese-German Development Cooperation as a whole.