Growing demand for vocational training in Viet Nam

As reported recently in the ICEF Monitor, based on local and international news sources, there is growing demand for vocational education and training in Viet Nam, driven by a rising unemployment and, I would add, underemployment, rate among university graduates, and the technical needs of the economy.  This shift represents a sea change in perceptions … Continue reading Growing demand for vocational training in Viet Nam

What’s Hot

…in Vietnam’s English language media as it relates to education.  Below is a sampling of articles that have recently appeared on English language newspaper websites here starting with the newest.  Why I quit? (Low salary is not the only thing that urges state employees to quit. If they are just working for money, many excellent … Continue reading What’s Hot

Vocational Education & Training in Vietnam: Opportunities & Untapped Potential

Last summer, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it was providing $70 million in loans for the Viet Nam Skills Enhancement Project, which will offer training programs in priority industries in cooperation with the private sector. As in other countries, vocational education and training is “low prestige” and therefore not attractive to most high … Continue reading Vocational Education & Training in Vietnam: Opportunities & Untapped Potential

In the News

Here are links to some recent education-related articles in Vietnam's English language media.  Most deal with issues related to vocational education & training and higher education quality.  Vocational credit to be transferable to colleges (3.11.10, Viet Nam News) With current mechanism, even Einstein would fail to become professor in VN (29.10.10, VietnamNet) Colleges lack quality facilities (27.10.10, Viet … Continue reading In the News