Vietnam’s shift from a centrally planned economy to a market economy has transformed the country into one of the most dynamic emerging countries in East Asia. Continued economic growth is expected to correlate with an increasing demand for more skill-intensive, non-manual and non-routine jobs. As a result the need for promotion of human resources and skills development (particularly skills for modern industry and innovation) have been identified as one of the essential solutions for sustainable economic development.
The Minster and Vice Minister of MOLISA have requested UK and British Council’s support in the development of a framework to engage employers in setting up National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS), enabling the vocational system to better meet the needs of employers.
British Council Vietnam has been working closely with Vietnam Electricity (EVN), a state-owned enterprise in the energy industry to build a partnership proposal around the development of skills standards and frameworks for employer engagement.
As part of British Council Vietnam’s ongoing commitment to skills development across the country, one international skills partnership is available for funding. Two travel grants of £2,000 are available for successful applicants to meet, to discuss and plan a prospective partnership. Travel would need to take place between 4 -9 May 2015. The successful partnership application will be awarded up to a further £10,000.