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Vocational education must be flexible, interconnected, modern and international integration
15:43' 6/29/2021

In order to meet the high-quality human resources and the lifelong learning needs of employees, in the coming time, vocational education must develop in the direction of openness, flexibility, connectivity, modernity and international integration. economic and inclusive.

At the conference to summarize the 8 years of implementation of the project "Building a learning society in the period 2012-2020" organized by the Ministry of Education and Training, Mr. Binh said that the scale and demand for lifelong learning at all levels of vocational education is very large.

 




According to calculations, the object of vocational education accounts for 75%-80% of the labor force. In order to meet the vocational training needs of workers, in the past years, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has synchronously deployed 3 levels of training: elementary, intermediate, college and training levels under 3 months with the image. formal and regular.

The network of intermediate schools, colleges, vocational education centers and secondary schools has about 1909 establishments. However, if including craft villages and enterprises participating in vocational training, the number must reach hundreds of thousands of establishments.

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has issued a system of policies to facilitate the mobilization of forces to participate in the vocational education system. In which, maximum autonomy is given to vocational education institutions, from autonomy in expertise, program development, training methods to enrollment quotas. Output standards of nearly 300 occupations with training levels have also been issued.


(Mr. Pham Vu Quoc Binh, Deputy Director of DVET, said that in recent years, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has advised the Government, ministries and agencies to issue policies to support school exemption and reduction. Fees for families of people with meritorious services, ethnic minorities, heavy and hazardous occupations, policies on tuition fee exemption and reduction for secondary school students studying at the intermediate level, military service youths, police officers, etc. credit policy for students with difficult circumstances...)

In order to integrate into the international labor market, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs aims to develop a high-quality training system, national, regional and international key occupations. Boldly pilot the transfer of training packages from developed countries such as Australia and Germany. Including the transfer of the program, assessment methods, teachers, and school administration.

Up to now, 12 Australian occupations and 22 German occupations have been transferred. After the transfer, learners get 2 parallel degrees, 1 degree issued by the Vietnamese school and 1 degree from the transferring country. Learners can participate in the international labor market because their qualifications are recognized.

Efforts in reforming the vocational education system have helped the enrollment in recent years always exceed the target. In the period from 2011-2020, the vocational education system enrolled 103% of the plan. Despite being affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, in 2019-2020, vocational schools still enrolled 101.9% of the plan.

However, in order to meet the needs of high-quality human resources and the lifelong learning needs of employees, Mr. Pham Vu Quoc Binh, Deputy Director of the General Department of Vocational Education and Training (Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs) ) emphasized, in the coming time, the development of vocational education must be in the direction of openness, flexibility, connectivity, modernity, international integration and inclusiveness.

The connection factor here does not mean only the internal connection between the vocational education system and other systems in the national education system, but also the connection between the vocational education system and the technical system. capacity, with other international systems.

Focus on high-quality training and retraining, skill improvement training, job transfer training, and adaptive training for the workforce in the labor market.

Thus, every year, tens of millions of people must be trained every year to adapt to changes in science and technology and changes in the labor market. – Mr. Pham Vu Quoc Binh emphasized.

In order to achieve this goal, Mr. Pham Vu Quoc Binh said that in addition to continuing to improve institutions and policies, increasing autonomy for schools, the prerequisite is to increase the participation of businesses in education. Vocational education and training, retraining, vocational training and adaptation training for people operating in the labor market.

“The goal is to turn businesses into vocational training and education institutions, deploying recognition of skill levels for employees. Skilled, trained and experienced workers have a mechanism to recognize their qualifications, whether they have passed school or not.” - Mr. Pham Vu Quoc Binh shared.
Source: DVET Office




 

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