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Forum focuses on workforce supply, demand

Update: December, 11/2015 - 09:12
A vocational training for the youth in Can Tho City. — Photo

HCM CITY (VNS) — "Planning for Skills Training that Meets Labour Market Needs," a two-day event that ended on Wednesday, presented the process used to conduct labour market needs assessments in Binh Thuan, Hau Giang and Vinh Long provinces.

The policy dialogue is part of the Viet Nam Skills for Employment Project (VSEP), a $20 million project funded by Canada to help Viet Nam strengthen its technical and professional education and training system.

This year's policy dialogue began with a presentation on the recently conducted labour market needs assessment in Binh Thuan by a Canadian specialist who has helped several countries around the world align their hospitality/tourism programming with the country needs and the manager of a four-star resort hotel in Mui Ne.

Two Canadian college officials presented best practices at Canadian colleges in aligning college programmes with local and regional labour market needs.

The two sessions were followed by policy dialogues to engage stakeholders in discussions on the relevance to Viet Nam of these best practices from Canada and elsewhere and challenges facing their implementation.

The event concludes with the formulation of policy recommendations to improve human resource planning and better align the skills of the workforce with the needs of industry. — VNS

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