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Deputy PM asks vocational schools to closely coordinate with businesses

Updated at Saturday, 11 Feb 2017, 09:46
The Hanoitimes - Vocational schools should focus on improving training quality and education establishments need to establish the close cooperarion with businesses to reach substantive changes, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said at a conference held by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) in HCM City on January 16.
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) organised a conference to improve the quality of vocational training, in HCM City on January 16.
 
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam attends the conference
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam attends the conference
Deputy Prime Minister (PM) Vu Duc Dam atttended the event.
During the conference, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Bui Van Ga said that the labour market is increasingly difficult and the traditional training is shrunking, so it is necessary to set up a educational training strategy to keep up with global standard.
According to Mr. Vo Quang Hue - CEO of Bosch Vietnam Co. Ltd., a representative of the German Business Association in Vietnam, in order to attract students, job training programs must help them have a solid career as well as create jobs and stable income.
He made recommendations on vocational training in Vietnam, which should have a breakthrough, especially parallel training through the cooperation betweeen vocational training schools and businesses.
MoLISA Minister Dao Ngoc Dung said vocational schools must improve training quality and ensure employment for trainees first so as to attract learners. If they fail, they will have to merge with others or shut down.
Speaking at the event, Deputy Prime Minister (PM) Vu Duc Dam highlighted that vocational training needs radical and substantive changes.
To improve the quality of vocational training, education establishments must have comprehensive autonomy in finance, personnel and curriculum, the Deputy PM said, adding that autonomy will give them momentum to better training quality and the teaching staff’s capacity to attract students.

 
At the Hanoi Vocational College of Industry. Photo: Pham Hung
At the Hanoi Vocational College of Industry. Photo: Pham Hung
He said that education establishments and businesses must also have close and substantive coordination. They should build workshops right at schools and classes right at firms to help learners practise what they have learnt.
At the conference, participants said many schools have struggled to draw learners or maintain operations as there is a fact that a lot of trainees after graduating were unable to gain a suitable job. Meanwhile, it takes much time and money for schools to improve their training.
Sharing the same view, Nguyen Thi Hang, Rector of the HCM City Vocational College of Technology No. 2, said manpower must meet the demand of export-oriented manufacturing amidst international integration. 
Relevant agencies should expeditiously design standards on vocational training which are in line with regional and international ones. It’s time to set up independent agencies for vocational training examination, she noted.
Translated by Thu Minh
Source: Kim Dung-Kinhtedothi.vn
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