Cooperation in education & training in APEC - engine of manpower growth
(VNF) – The working session on Human resource development themed Capacity Building Network (HRDWG-CBN) is jointly held by the Ministry of Education of Vietnam and partners in APEC EDNET network in two days Feb 21-22.
In the working session, APEC economies share the view that education and training is one of the determining factors to socio-economic development. In details, delegates have exchanged opinions and experiences on several related topics, including: the APEC education strategy, cross-border training reinforcement; Tertiary training quality enhancement; issues in APEC education conformity assessment; APEC universities coordination for assistance and training technology transfer.
Education and training play a vital role in boosting the development of each country in the APEC community. It provides required knowledge and skills to ensure the quality of the workforce, in order to increase productivity and competitiveness in regional and global labour market.
Education and training is also APEC's engine of growth toward civilized, stable and prosperous society in which the people are committed to realize those goals.
Overview of the working session on APEC Human resources development (photo: VNF)
Particularly, APEC community pays special attention to lifting up the education qualification of disadvantaged group – the strategy which has proved its effectiveness in promoting social and economic growth and stability. Without the supports for women and young girls in education and training as well as gender equality, APEC members cannot achieve sustainable GDP growth.
In order to foster investment in human capital, APEC community is continuing to carry out its action plans, step by step striving to hit the goal of 1 million students being exchanged each year by 2020. The program will focus on: granting scholarships for students, organizing workshop for female entrepreneurs, foster training in financial service and making IT work-support application accessible for more employees./.
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