In future, training will be virtual via digitalization and simulation

VietNamNet Bridge - If Vietnam maintains the old training methods, its students will be unable to satisfy the requirements of the 3.0 industry revolution, let alone the 4.0 one.


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Jobless university graduates and businesses that cannot find workers are burning issues in Vietnam. Many of the graduates cannot meet employers’ requirements.

Businesses, or employers, say the majority of new graduates cannot be used immediately, but they need to undergo retraining. Therefore, many employers only recruit workers with one or two years’ experience, which cannot be satisfied by new graduates.

Meanwhile, schools, or trainers, accuse businesses of being irresponsible for the labor force they will use in the future. Why don’t businesses cooperate with schools to train students at schools, so that new graduates can set to work immediately?

If Vietnam maintains the old training methods, its students will be unable to satisfy the requirements of the 3.0 industry revolution, let alone the 4.0 one.

Mac Van Tien from the General Department of Vocational Training said that schools must not blame businesses for the low quality of their graduates, but they need to reconsider their training methods.

Tien warned that if schools continue training students with their old methods, their graduates won’t be able to satisfy the requirements of the 4.0 industry revolution.

The revolution is believed to have a strong impact on Vietnam’s labor market. Workers need to have high qualifications and knowledge in many different fields to be able to work in a competitive and creative environment.

Vietnam’s training establishments still cannot catch up with the times. They still follow the rigid outdated training method, refusing to reform.

“Go ahead for renovation. Virtual training, simulation, and digitalization of lesson plans will be the major training tendency in the future,” he said. “Managerial officers and lecturers also have to be professional and creative, who apply modern teaching methods and information technology in their teaching."

Tien also emphasized the importance of cooperation between schools and businesses in training students as one of the biggest concerns. In fact, the issue was first mentioned a long time ago, in 2006, when the vocational training law was launched. However, the link between them is still very lax. 

Mai Thanh Phong, vice rector of the HCMC University of Technology, believes that the sustainable connectivity between school and business must be a top priority, and only if this can be done, will graduates be able to find jobs and satisfy employers’ requirements.

Commenting about the training in the 4.0 industry revolution and the production of ‘global citizens’, Mai Van Tinh, a former high-ranking official of the Ministry of Education and Training, said ‘learning’ will be a social activity. The concept ‘e-learning’ will die and will be replaced with ‘lifelong learning’.


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