Government continues MoLISA control over vocational training

The government has confirmed that the management of the country’s vocational training system will stay with the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the management of the education system will remain with the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET).

Government continues MoLISA control over vocational training

With other ministries and agencies, MoLISA will continue to directly manage vocational training schools and colleges. 

It has also been asked by the government to accelerate a draft decree of investment conditions in vocational training. MoET, meanwhile, must speed up a decree on conditions in educational investments and operations.

MoET previously proposed the government transfer the management of vocational training systems managed by MoLISA to MoET. 

In an interview with VET on June 16, Mr. Hoang Ngoc Vinh, Director of MoET’s Professional Education Department, said that the management of vocational training systems in Vietnam has many overlaps.

“The parallel management between the two agencies belonging to the government creates inefficiency and the need for quality human resources is not met, and this hinders global integration and runs counter to the policy of the Party and the government,” he said.

Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, Ms. Dao Thi Hong Lan, told a press conference on June 16 that the ministry has rich experience in the field with more than 42 years of management over vocational training, while the sector was only under MoET’s management for eleven years.

Vietnam had 1,465 vocational training units as at the end of April, of which 189 are colleges, 279 secondary schools, and 997 training centers, according to the latest MoLISA report. 

New enrollments stood at 282,000 during the January-April period.

Over 1 million people of working age were unemployed in the second quarter of this year, according to MoLISA’s latest labor market bulletin. Some 286,000 of the 1,072,300 hold university degrees or higher while there has also been an increase in the jobless rate among highly-skilled workers.

Young people aged from 15 to 24 accounted for 47 per cent of the unemployed in the second quarter, the General Statistics Office announced on June 29. 

In the second quarter the total workforce was 54.36 million, 654,300 more than in the same period last year but down 43,200 compared to the first quarter.

VN Economic Times

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