Rural living standards still very low in VN A survey released on Wednesday reveals a large and persistent gap in development outcomes between residents living in mountainous and lowland regions. The survey was produced after more than 3,700 households in 12 cities and provinces nationwide were polled last year. Called Viet Nam Access to Resources Household Survey, it has been conducted every two years since 2002. The latest one shows that income for most rural households continues to come from farming and livestock, especially in the north and central highlands. In addition, members of small ethnic groups have much lower access to essential goods, such as safe drinking water and high quality housing. At the same time, richer households are much less likely to own agricultural land for any of their income. According to the Institute of Policy and Development Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD), farming is still relevant to how households earn income and accumulate … [Read more...] about Rural living standards still very low in VN
Manufacturing skills standards council
(VEN) - Vietnam currently offers aformal vocational training system based on on three levels, short-term courses, intermediate, and college level. Until now nearly 1,700 vocational training schools throughout the country provide training to more than 1.6 million workers a year. Vocational training programs meet practical production demands, so the quality and efficiency of training positively improved. Domestic skilled workers have achieved international standards, meeting the high-quality requirements by the labor market. … [Read more...] about Strengthened cooperation in skilled manpower training
The Vietnam Glass and Ceramics for Construction Corporation (Viglacera) is the only Vietnamese enterprise to have been granted the "International Skills Partnership of the Year" award. The award was presented at the annual International Conference on Skills Development "Bringing the Learning Home 2015," organised by the British Council in Birmingham, UK, on November 17, 2015. Competing against a diverse range of very successful skilled projects from 25 countries, the project between Viglacera and Proskills UK found its way to the elite shortlist. "Bringing the Learning Home" is the British Council's annual conference on building its international partnerships in the field of industrial skills development. The award proved the efficacy of Viglacera's development strategy in training and development for sustainable human resource development. 2015 was a remarkable year for the strong development of Viglacera, especially in terms of international integration in all aspects of … [Read more...] about Viglacera receives British Council award
The Lilama 2 Vocational Training College, the first Vietnamese school to be accredited as a member of the European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training, is providing free three-year trainings for students in the southern province of Dong Nai. The college, located in Long Thanh district, offers international training programmes certified with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). After graduating, students will receive the British Accreditation Council’s qualifications which are accepted in 100 countries around the world. Vice Rector of the College Le Quang Trung said that for the 2014-2015 academic year, the school has enrolled 175 students in mechanical tool manufacturing, industrial electronics and welding. From now to 2016, the school plans to enrol an additional 400 students residing in Dong Nai. Lilama 2, one of the first Centres of Excellence for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Vietnam, … [Read more...] about Vietnamese school provides free int’l standard vocational training
Economic development is not a linear formula for each and every country to blindly follow, and one of the most important stepping stones, the industrial revolution, seems to be coming loose as technology and automation are reshaping production and trade. 70 per cent of Vietnamese jobs are at risk of automation (Source: Huffingtonpost) The developed world has made leaps and bounds by industrialisation and building out low-skill, labour-intensive manufacturing lines to stand where they are now. Many lower-income countries jumping on the bandwagon later on have achieved spectacular economic growth by shifting to low-end manufacturing that is exceptionally labour-intensive, like textile and garment and footwear production where workers coming from low-productivity smallholder agriculture could be easily trained to … [Read more...] about Automation spelling doom for manufacturing hotspots?