To be determined to disolve
weak vocational education and training (VET) institutions, which have operated
ineffectively for 3 consecutive years; simultaneously, merge VET institutions
with identical functions and tasks.
“In the past, World Economic Forum (WEF) had not ranked VET of Vietnam, recently we have been ranked under 90/158 countries. Compared to last year, this rank has increased by 10 levels”. This is the affirmation of Mr. Dao Ngoc Dung - Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs of Vietnam this morning (November 9th) when answering the question from Delegate Do Thi Lan (Quang Ninh Delegation).
Minister Dao Ngoc Dung said that after 3 years of reorganizing and re-planning VET network, our country now has completed the entire legal system. Localities have also reorganized and re-planned this network. The results achieved have exceeded the plan set out. "We have reduced from 1996 VET institutions to 1909, down 77 public institutions, so we complete the target plan by 2021 as prescribed", Mr. Dung demonstrated.
Students’ practice hours in a VET institution
Mr. Dung said that in the coming time, the planning will focus on rearranging VET centers in the direction of “3 in 1” or “2 in 1”. These are VET, continuing education, general education. These centers, in addition to the training and retraining functions, will also act as an extension of the training institutions.
“To be determined to resolve the weak VET institutions which have been operating ineffectively for 3 consecutive years; simultaneously, merge VET institutions with identical functions, tasks and training programs”, Mr. Dung emphasized. He said that in addition to the human resource training centers of localities; each city or province will mainly has 1 to 2 remaining colleges. These schools will delivery training in multiple industries/sectors, with multi-system from, college, intermediate and elementary levels. The planning will also encourage the establishment of private foreign-invested educational institutions associated with the use of human resources for the production and business sector of enterprises, in accordance with the revised Labor Code 2019; investment to develop a high-quality education system, key occupations already planned according to levels; promote international cooperation, mutual recognize diplomas and certificates with ASEAN countries and a number of highly developed vocational training countries, especially focus on Australia, Japan and Germany.
According to the Minister, the Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs sector set a target that our country will reach the advanced level of ASEAN by 2030, including 100 high-quality schools, 15 qualified schools equal to developed countries in G20, 50 schools approaching ASEAN level 4 and enrollment size increased 3 times compared to nowadays. Along with the comprehensive plan and creative ways of implemenation, Mr. Dung believes the set goals will be achieved.
(To be determined to disolve weak vocational education and training (VET) institutions, which have operated ineffectively for 3 consecutive years; simultaneously, merge VET institutions with identical functions and tasks.)