"Enhancing the scale and quality of vocational education and training (VET) is the key to economic development and the involvement of the business sector is the decisive factor to do so", Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed at the National Forum "Skilling Up Vietnam” in Hanoi on November 16, 2019. So far, this is the biggest forum on a skilled workforce that was co-organised by the Ministry of Labour Invalids and Social Affairs, Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and relevant ministries.
“This training was very useful for my work and the successful planning and coordination of training activities by colleges in our city”
Eleven leaders from relevant departments of the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET), Ho Chi Minh City Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (DoLISA Ho Chi Minh), and 9 Vocational Colleges who are supported by the Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam” have successfully completed the further training course on vocational education institution management and cooperation with enterprises in Germany from 17 to 27 September 2019 under the Bund Länder Programme “Capacity Development for Energy and Resource Efficiency: Hessen – Vietnam”, jointly implemented by “Programme Reform of TVET in Vietnam” and partners in Hessen Federal State.
Speaking about the further training course, Mr. Dang Minh Su, Head of Vocational Education Division, DoLISA Ho Chi Minh said: “This training was very useful for my work and the successful planning and coordination of training activities by colleges in our city". Mr. Tran Trung Dung, Vice Rector of Ninh Thuan Vocational College emphasized: “The training course helps me gain a deeper understanding of the importance of engaging the business sector in ensuring that our training offers are practice-based and demand-driven. We also have a chance to learn more about the German standard school management models”.
During the further training, participants participated in seminars on the German vocational education system, its quality management model, change management, planning management in the age of Industry 4.0 They also paid working visits to the German Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), various vocational schools and enterprises which provide practical training, Chambers of Crafts(HWK) and business associations.
The delegation members were honoured to welcome the visit of Mr Dao Ngoc Dung, Vietnam Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs. “Minister Dao Ngoc Dung shared, “I do appreciate the GIZ's activities in coordinating the implementation of the German dual training model into the system of Viet Nam, and this is also a policy of importance for the Vietnamese government."