Vietnam’s vocational training sector is seeking to fix its long-term problems and develop into a strength. Two students learn to operate a robot in Saigon Hi-Tech Park Training Center in HCM City.—VNA/VNS Photo The first problem is only 8 per cent of graduates from secondary school want to attend a vocational school. In addition, the structure of vocational training is currently unreasonable. Three quarters of vocational school students take short-term and primary course, while only 25 per cent take long-term and intermediate training. The data was revealed by the Vocational Education and Training Directorate, under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. At least 30 per cent of graduates from secondary school would need to learn in vocational schools by 2020 to meet labour market demand, said Nguyen Dac Hung, head of Vocational Education and Training Department under the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Publicity and Education. Additionally, there is a high demand for highly-skilled labourers, (mostly graduated from immediate and long-term training courses) to serve the national economy's development, according to Hung. The third problem is the number of enterprises co-operating with vocational schools to train labourers only accounts for 9.1 per cent. Causes Vu Xuan Hung, head… Read full this story
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