HCMC focuses on improving manpower quality

People’s Committee in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday organized a seminar “Training international-level manpower for the period 2020-2030” with the presence of Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, Chairman of People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong, Deputy Education Minister Le Hai An and Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung.

HCMC focuses on improving manpower quality

According to the municipal Department of Education and Training, by July, 15 higher educational facilities in the city have been accredited by the Ministry and international organizations which provide 117 training program and 163 interdisciplinary joint training programs with the US, the UK, France, New Zealand, the South Korea, Belgium and Taiwan ( China).
Presently, around 5,000 Vietnamese students and more than 2,000 international students are pursuing interdisciplinary joint training programs in educational institutions in the city and over 1,500 international lecturers are delivering speech in university halls in Vietnam.
Speaking at the seminar, Chairman Phong said that being the most developed city countrywide, Ho Chi Minh City has been serving as the country’s economic focal point. It houses the best national universities and research facilities which helps improve manpower quality which is one of the city’s seven breakthrough programs comprising urban planning and development; human resource quality, administrative reform, growth quality and economics’ competitiveness improvement; and traffic jam and accident, flooding, environmental pollution reduction.
Director of the Department of Education and Training of HCMC Le Hong Son said that quality of student learning tops the country resulting in high employment rate of 95 percent. Additionally, lecturers are graduates from foreign education facilities or international lecturers.
However, tuition fees in international training programs are higher than normal ones; a few students are pursuing. Moreover, there has been no policies to attract those studying abroad and lack of orientation for interdisciplinary joint training programs with international universities; accordingly, implementation effectiveness is not as good as expected.
When it comes to raising human power quality in high school , Deputy Director of the Department of Education Le Hoai Nam proposed synchronous revamp of teaching and learning, education management and labor employment. Another solution suggested by Deputy Director Nam was to call for social contribution to education sector in addition to the city’s state budget and create favorable condition for educational institutions to exchange experience.
Regarding high education, Vice President at Vietnam National University Vu Hai Quan said that only 22 percent of Vietnamese laborers are trained plus illogical structure of labor in the society resulting in redundancy and inefficiency in labor market which need contributions of many agencies to solve.
To improve manpower, the city ought to raise English teaching and learning quality and build more research centers and high education schools with adoption of technologies.
Deputy Minister of Education and Training Le Hai An informed that the Ministry is working out a plan awaiting the Prime Minister’s approval. If approved, it will work with competent agencies and enterprises to review training programs as per the national level.
Especially, the Prime Minister has approved two projects “ Improving higher education in the period 2019-2025” and “Improving lecturers and mangers in high education institutions for the period 2019-2030” which serve as basis for promote higher education with the aim to satisfy the city’s demand of skilled manpower.

By THU TAM - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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