Australia promotes skills standards development in Vietnam
A skills development roundtable opened in Hanoi on May 29th as part of a series of events aimed at strengthening Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Vietnam, led by the Australian Government in partnership with the Australian Industry Skills Councils.
The event brought Government and industry representatives together with training providers to exchange ideas about priorities, challenges and strategies for engaging with industry in the future, under VET reforms in Vietnam.
“The development of human capital is a key feature of Australia’s engagement in Vietnam. Much of our focus to date has been on higher education reforms, but this project, funded by the Australian Government’s aid program, marks a significant shift to greater collaboration in VET reforms, recognizing its importance for Vietnam’s future development,” said Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Hugh Borrowman.
The project mainly aims to share Australia’s experience in how to better connect the VET system with industry so that training matches industry needs. This is important for fostering economic growth and productivity across ASEAN member countries.
The Australian Government is providing around AUD1 million to help build capacity in the development of occupational standards through shared expertise between Australia, the Philippines and Vietnam.
Officials from Vietnam’s General Directorate of Vocational Training also participated in a five-day technical workshop in Sydney in March this year./.