Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Nearly 1,400 educational managers and lecturers received training from experts from six different schools of the United Kingdom (UK) during the past three years.
This is part of the co-operation programme on building and developing a system ensuring quality between Việt Nam and the UK.
The conference closing the programme was held on Friday in Hà Nội by the British Council Việt Nam and the General Department of Vocational Training under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
The programme is part of the international co-operation project to ensure quality in several vocational training colleges, which will be invested into high-quality colleges. The project was signed between the British Council in Việt Nam and the General Department of Vocational Training in 2015.
Also under the programme, 68 educational managers and lecturers from Việt Nam went to the UK to study about developing skills and building up a system to ensure quality. Three national conferences were held with the participation of nearly 500 representatives and experts on vocational training.
Nearly 250 new tools of the system ensuring quality were set up at 183 faculties of different schools in Việt Nam.
Associate professor, Lê Quân, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said that vocational training colleges in Việt Nam studied and applied effectively the UK model of ensuring quality.
The colleges’ capacity had improved, the culture of ensuring quality was set up in schools and the lecturers’ professional skills also improved towards international quality, he said.
Giles Lever, UK Ambassador to Việt Nam, said, “Quality assurance is at the heart of a successful education or training system, it is the guarantee of trust in the system, so that students and employers alike have confidence in the qualifications gained and awarded.”
Việt Nam’s attractiveness to foreign investment, as well as the development of Việt Nam’s own private sector, would only be sustained if the country can produce workers with the right skills, relevant to the employer’s needs, he said.
Danny Whitehead, director of the British Council Việt Nam, said that the British Council is honoured to have worked with the General Department of Vocational Training during the past three years.
The British Council hoped to support Việt Nam to internationalise the vocational training system, to increase opportunities for graduate students to find jobs, he said. — VNS