As one of the five provinces/cities in the central key economic region, Thua Thien Hue has great potential and opportunities to attract investment and development. To meet the requirements of fast and sustainable socio-economic development, Thua Thien Hue is focusing on the development of human resources, especially high-quality human resources. Although technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Thua Thien Hue has been improved over the past few years to meet the local human resource needs, the linkage and cooperation between stakeholders, especially business sector, in developing and assessing the quality and effectiveness of TVET human resources are still limited.
Hence, on 18th May 2023, the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in Thua Thien Hue (Hue DoLISA) to organise successfully the workshop “Improving multi-stakeholder linkage in TVET to meet the demand of labour market in Vietnam”. The objective of the workshop is to
1) share on human resource development in Thua Thien Hue by 2025, with vision to 2030,
2) share on promoting training cooperation and fostering human resources in some key sectors,
3) share on national and international experiences on promoting stakeholder collaboration in TVET and
4) discuss the cooperation mechanism among the State – Enterprises – TVET institutes in TVET – Model of the Provincial TVET Council.
The Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam II” (TVET Programme) together with VCCI and Aus4Skills have an opportunity to exchange both national and international experiences in linkage multi-stakeholder in TVET, especially the Skills Councils mechanism. The council mechanism is a multi-stakeholder cooperation mechanism among the State – Schools – Enterprises, which will act as a bridge between all stakeholders and address skills gaps between demand and supply.
In the opening remark, Deputy Director of Hue DoLISA, Mr. Nguyen Huu Phuoc said this workshop was a premise for developing and forming a cooperation mechanism for multi stakeholders in TVET, contributing to the development of vocational education and training, creating high-quality human resources in the province.
The workshop gathered 70 participants from provincial government departments, leading enterprises, provincial business association, organisation of employers (VCCI), TVET institutions and international organisation (Aus4skills), etc. Together they discussed the Provincial TVET Council model as a solution to promote TVET, develop high-quality human resources of Thua Thien Hue, especially in key/prioritised sectors.