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Deputy Minister Le Tan Dung has an online discussion with the British Ambassador of International Education
9:56' 5/19/2021

On the afternoon of May 12, at the Headquarters of the Ministry, Deputy Minister of Labor,  Invalids and Social Affairs Le Tan Dung had an online discussion with Mr. Steve Smith - British Ambassador for International Education to discuss cooperation activities between the two sides in the field of Vocational Education and Training (VET). Attending the seminar were leaders of the Department of International Cooperation, Directorate of Vocational Education and Training.

Overview of the seminar

Speaking at the seminar, the British Ambassador for International Education congratulated the Vietnamese Government on having been well controlled in the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic, ensuring the effective implementation of the dual goal while preventing the spread of the virus , fight epidemics, protect people's health, and recover and develop socio-economic in a new normal state. As the UK's International Education Ambassador to help maintain and build cooperation on education at the national strategic level, strengthen cooperation with countries, including Vietnam, Mr. Steve Smith hopes that at the seminar, the two sides will discuss the draft Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation in Vocational Education and Training between the Vietnamese Government and the British Government to be signed in 2021.

According to the draft cooperation content, the proposed cooperation contents of the British side include: Developing policies on TVET, sharing professional knowledge, researching on human resources; attracting enterprises to participate in TVET; vocational practice; capacity building of staff at TVET institutions; promoting digital technology in online training, promoting skills related to the 4th Industrial Revolution; promoting cooperation between UK and Vietnamese TVET institutions; develop training programs, recognize qualifications and training programs within the framework of professional recognition in order to facilitate the movement of the Vietnamese workforce within ASEAN and globally…


Deputy Miniter Le Tan Dung speaks at the siminar

Appreciating the support from the UK over the past time, directly from the British Council in support activities on TVET, Deputy Minister Le Tan Dung welcomed the proposal to develop and sign a Government-level Memorandum of Understanding on GDNN. In particular, in the context of the development of TVET is one of the key areas for human resource development in Vietnam.

Deputy Minister Le Tan Dung said that the proposals stated in the draft MOU in the field of TVET between the two Governments are completely consistent with the orientation and priorities for the development of TVET in Vietnam.

Responding to Mr. Steve Smith's question about proposing activities that the UK could support and promote the development of TVET in Vietnam, Deputy Minister Le Tan Dung shared that in Vietnam, TVET is often underestimated compared to other countries with other educational programs. Vietnam's social psychology in general still attaches importance to degrees, not properly assessing the importance of TVET; The work of career guidance and streamlining of students after high school graduation has not been really effective and has not entered social awareness. Therefore, the enrollment rate in TVET institutions is still low compared to higher education.

“Currently, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs is developing and submitting to the Government for approval the Vocational Education Development Strategy for the period 2021-2030, with a vision to 2045, focusing on synchronously implementing 9 solutions. In which, the solution focuses on perfecting and improving the quality of institutions, renovating mechanisms and policies for TVET development; promote linkage of TVET with enterprises and the labor market; strengthening the conditions to ensure the quality of vocational education is the key solution in the coming time”, emphasized Deputy Minister Le Tan Dung.

In addition, according to Deputy Minister Le Tan Dung, strengthening cooperation on issues related to quality assurance and quality accreditation of TVET is also the content that the two sides need to promote cooperation in the coming time, because the UK is one of the countries with the strength of the education and training quality assurance system.

The Deputy Minister hopes and believes that the Memorandum of Understanding between the Governments of the two countries will be the basis and premise for promoting cooperation between the two sides in the field of TVET.

At the seminar, the two sides agreed to establish a Working Group at the technical level to develop a cooperation plan and supervise the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding after the signing. At the same time, the Working Group regularly discusses and communicates (through different forms: email, online meeting, face-to-face meeting...) to effectively implement the Memorandum of Understanding after signing and in a timely manner. advise leaders of the two sides to propose appropriate activities and remove difficulties in the implementation process.

According to molisa.gov.vn


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