|The prime minister has approved a vocational training reform project that will cost VND232 billion (US$10.4 million). — Photo vov.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — The prime minister has approved a vocational training reform project to be funded by official development assistance from the German government.
The project will cost more than VND232 billion (US$10.4 million) in total, of which VND223 billion (US$10 million) will be the ODA from the German government.
The remaining amount will contributed by similar funds of Viet Nam.
The labour, invalids and social affairs ministry will be in charge of the project, which will be implemented from 2016 to 2018.
The project will provide support in drafting the regulations and guidelines of the vocational training law, as well as in improving the capability of vocational teachers and management personnel.
The requirements for a green economy (in accordance with the green development strategy) will be incorporated in the need-oriented education in the fields of mechanical technologies, electrical and electronic engineering, and mechatronics as per German standards.
The pilot projects for such programmes will be carried out in the form of co-operative education.
The project will assist the Lilama 2 vocational college (an outstanding pilot vocational centre in Viet Nam) in developing a need-oriented education programme.
It will also raise awareness about vocational training by helping the vocational training general department, pilot vocational centres, as well as businesses participating in the pilot projects in implementing advertisement campaigns and developing informative documents.
Further, the Ha Noi people's committee will spend VND70 billion (US$3.1 million) in supporting vocational trainees this year, with priority being given to vocation training and providing jobs to people with disabilities.
It is part of the city's project to provide vocational education to more than 30,000 rural labourers in the 2016-20 period.
Of these, more than 15,500 and 14,400 labourers will be trained for agricultural and non-agricultural jobs, respectively.
It is expected that 80 per cent of the trainees will find jobs.
The target groups of the project are rural labourers, with preferential policies for people who have done meritorious services to the country, people with disabilities, as well as the poor and minority people, besides people whose agricultural lands have been taken away by the state.
The city is directing concerned departments, divisions and industries to evaluate the cost and select vocational training centres in order to effectively implement the project. — VNS