Programme overview


Viet Nam is one of the fastest-growing countries in Asia. The growing industry, the service sector and the digital economy are driving this development.
However, there are risks to long-term growth, as there is a lack of skilled workers. Women, people with disabilities and ethnic minorities are less likely to be employed in decent employment. Another negative effect of economic growth is the high consumption of resources as well as the environmental and climate impact.
Viet Nam‘s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system contributes to the socially just, green and digital transition. However, the TVET system and the skills of graduates do not yet fulfill the requirements of the twin transition towards a carbon-neutral economy, carbon-neutral and increasingly digital economy and aspires to leave no one behind.


The Vietnamese TVET system is increasingly oriented towards supporting a socially just, green and digital transformation of the economy (Just Twin Transition).


The programme’s main activities include:

  • Policy Advice: We advise policymakers on how to further develop the legal framework for cooperative vocational
    education and training towards the socially just, green and digital transition.
  • High Quality TVET Institutes: We support 30 criteria-based selected TVET institutess in offering inclusive and needs-based education and training on environmental and digital skills. These qualify skilled workers for the energy and forestry industries and the related management of wastewater, as these are key areas for the green transformation.
  • Business Cooperation: We promote the establishment and expansion of cooperation between TVET insitutes, the business sector and state management. The cooperation is intended to increase the relevance, quality and attractiveness of vocational education and training.
  • Inclusion: We promote gender equality and inclusion in the TVET institutions and in cooperation committees. Social stereotypes and barriers to access to TVET for vulnerable groups are explicitly addressed in skills development measures and in the development of an inclusive regulatory framework for vocational education and training.
  • Digitalisation: We support the ecosystem for the digital transformation in TVET through policy advice, digital competence development and tailoring digital solutions from macro to micro level.
  • Greening: We advise policymakers and vocational schools on the integration of greening aspects into the policy framework as well as into vocational education and training offers. A green training module has been developed and will be further disseminated. Vocational schools are advised on their transformation towards green campuses.
  • Labour migration: We advise the responsible Department of Labour
    under MoLISA as well as vocational schools. A model for development-oriented vocational training for skilled workers in climate relevant industries is developed. The measures help to increase the chances of trainees on Vietnamese and international labour market and to improve the image of TVET.