On March 5, 2021, in Hanoi, Director General of the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) Truong Anh Dung had a meeting and worked with Ms. Park Mihyung, Head of Delegation, International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Agency United Nations Migration in Vietnam and Mr. Michael Croft- Chief Representative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Vietnam. Also attending were representatives from the Department of Continuing Education and the Office of DVET.
At the meeting, Director General Truong Anh Dung highly appreciated the interest, good relationship and desire to work closely with the IOM Office and the UNESCO Office in Vietnam in developing the field of Vocational Education next time.
The Director General emphasized the importance of developing the Vocational Education system and developing vocational skills for workers in Vietnam. The Director General also shared some of the difficulties and challenges the system is currently facing, especially in raising the society's awareness of the VET sector, and improving the quality of VET in Vietnam so that it can follow suit catch up with other countries in the world and the challenges of investment resources for TVET in Vietnam. The Director General wishes that UNESCO and IOM will support and cooperate closely with VET in a number of areas such as: (i) Innovation, development and raising of awareness, management thinking capacity; (ii) Improve the quality of TVET through consulting on the development of a modern and innovative system for the next 10 years, in which the support consultants on innovation and digital transformation are the focus; (iii) Develop a system of approaching developed countries, which focuses on the mutual recognition of training quality and qualifications between Vietnam and countries in the region and the world, among Vietnamese TVET institutions South and other countries and (iv) Training in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, especially the transformation of training methods from face-to-face to distance and online training.
At the meeting, Mr. Dung also shared that in 2021, DVET will continue to organize vocational skills exams for workers, students and students; organized vocational skills week - in response to the annual Vietnam Labor Skills Day (October 4) and look forward to the participation of representatives of UNESCO.
and IOM in this celebration week.
Overview the meeting
Representative of UNESCO, Mr. Michael Croft also expressed his gratitude and was very touched by the sincere reception of the General Department of Vocational Education and Training for the delegation, and emphasized that this was also the first time in the position of Chief Representative of UNESCO. UNESCO representative in Vietnam visited and worked with the General Department of Vocational Education. Talking at the meeting, he expressed agreement with the contents shared by the Director General and said that these are also the contents that UNESCO is interested in and ready to cooperate with. In it, Mr. Michael emphasized three main areas that UNESCO can support and cooperate in the coming time: training, capacity building for managers at all levels, and support in strategy and planning development. , manage the TVET system; promoting and building cooperative relationships of public-private partnerships, cooperation with enterprises in TVET; assistance in regional and international recognition of qualifications.
Director General Truong Anh Dung presents souvenirs to Mr. Michael Croft - Chief Representative of UNESCO
Ms. Park Mihyung, Head of the IOM Delegation, also expressed her gratitude for the warm welcome of the Director General to the Delegation and emphasized that the VET development priorities shared by the Director General are also in line with the priorities in the plan. cooperation of the IOM. Ms. Park is also very happy to have connected the meeting with the participation of UNESCO today and looks forward to working closely with the DVET and UNESCO in the future, especially in the implementation of other activities upcoming cooperation between the parties. The contents related to improving management capacity, communication and digital transformation, digital skills are very important not only in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic but also a trend for future skills development. future of workers. After today's meeting, IOM will update information and content for the project proposal “strengthening digital skills and extra-cognitive capacity for Vietnamese youth” expected for the next 5 years and send it to the DVET for coordination. At the meeting, Ms. Park also shared that IOM will now coordinate with Microsoft to support the DVET in piloting a training program to improve information technology capacity for students of institutions.
Mr. Truong Anh Dung presents souvenirs to Ms. Park Mihyung - Head of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) delegation to Vietnam
Director General Truong Anh Dung thanked and highly appreciated the priorities and cooperation plans of UNSECO and IOM in developing TVET and skills for workers in Vietnam. Mr. Dung looks forward to piloting the training program to improve IT capacity for students with the participation and recognition of Microsoft's qualifications as shared by IOM. From there, formalize this training program and disseminate it throughout the system in the future.
The parties agreed that after the meeting, they would continue to exchange and closely coordinate to develop a cooperation plan between the DVET, the IOM Office and the UNESCO Office in Vietnam for implementation during the next time.
The office of DVET