To meet the increasing employment demand, besides investing in facilities, actively renovating vocational training and standardizing teachers, Vinh Phuc Vocational College has promoted cooperation with businesses and international partners, and improved the quality of vocational training toward regional and world standards. Our reporter has an interview with Mr. Nguyen Trung Thien, Vice Rector of Vinh Phuc Vocational College, about this issue. Hoang Tham reports.
How have you enhanced domestic and international cooperation in vocational training?
Since its inception, we have received much support and assistance in vocational training from international organizations through international cooperation programs and projects such as the Vietnam Vocational Technical Assistance Project (TVET). We have established close relationships with German organizations like German Development Cooperation Agency (GTZ) in Vietnam, German Reconstruction Bank (KfW), DED and CIM technical consultation and expert support organizations, and InWEnt Technical Training Agency.
We also have regular contacts with other international agencies like the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the British Council and the Embassy of Japan. We have signed a training cooperation agreement with Seoul University (South Korea) and planned a training cooperation plan with Portland State University. In particular, the school is being selected as one of 13 schools entitled to the ODA loan of US$11 million funded by the Government of Japan, coordinated by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
International training cooperation has helped us access new advanced training forms and modern facilities, enabling us to raise training quality and upgrade training methodologies. Hundreds of our teachers have been sent for training in Australia, Germany, Malaysia, Japan and others.
How have you boosted cooperation with businesses in human resource training?
Our relationships with businesses have become more substantial and productive.
Currently, we deploy many cooperation methods with businesses like inviting them to join appraisal boards and graduation boards to assess curricula and training programs. Therefore, all students have practical experience with enterprises as expected. We have a close relationship with more than 50 enterprises in the province and in the region such as Samsung, Toyota Vietnam, Piaggio Vietnam, Vietnam Precision Mechanical Company 1 (VPIC1), Viettel, Primer Vinh Phuc and COSMOS.
Our training cooperation is being expanded intensively and extensively for long-term interests. To date, more than 95% of graduates are recommended employment opportunities or businesses directly contact us to recruit our students, who are usually paid a good salary. In the coming time, we will actively seize opportunities, strengthen international cooperation, and improve training quality to become a high-quality vocational school in the national and regional education system.
Source: Vietnam Business Forum