DX has become an inevitable trend and triggered comprehensive changes to organizations and individuals regarding new ways of working and living in the digital environment. DX potentially brings in new business and training models, new products and services, and new opportunities in the digital world. The Vietnamese Government attaches great importance to DX. DX is also an overarching solution of the Development Strategy of TVET in Vietnam during 2021-2030 with direction to 2045.
Due to impacts of the changing world of work, the 4th Industrial Revolution, the increased autonomy and competitiveness in education and training, and especially the COVID-19 pandemic, TVET is required to develop “a more flexible, open, adaptive and responsive training system” in order to quickly cope with such external changes. In addition, Vietnam currently has 56 million people in the working age. The TVET system in Vietnam is capable of providing training for 2.2 million learners/year only. Meanwhile, the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) targets to scale up the training capacity to 12.000.000 learners/year in 2025.
The given context shows great needs, opportunities, and potentials that DX can bring to TVET in Vietnam. Scaling up TVET training can be achieved by initiating digital platform solutions. The enhancement of openness, flexibility, adaptability and responsiveness for the TVET system can be enabled by developing digital learning and shared resource platforms. Big data, AI, IoT, and cloud solutions will form a strong foundation for digital governance and administration of TVET, and online teaching and learning activities, and learning analytics to inform academic policies, innovation of training content and student services.