VietNamNet Bridge - University students have been warned of the rising unemployment rate as the 4.0 industrial revolution is changing jobs. Students will be asked to register their applications for school in MarchNgo Tuan Lam, a 12th grader in Hanoi, is of two minds about following higher education after finishing high school or going to vocational school. He has to make a decision soon because students across the country will be asked to register their applications for school in March.Lam knows he won’t have the opportunities to apply for top-tier universities. He is not sure if he can find a job with a bachelor’s degree from a less prestigious school. Local newspapers report that though the economy has warmed up and the unemployment rate has decreased, the percentage of unemployed bachelor’s degree graduates is still on the rise.Ngo Thi Ngoc Lan from Navigos Search, a recruitment consultancy firm, estimated that the number of university graduates remaining … [Read more...] about Unemployed university grads far exceeds jobless vocational school grads
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VietNamNet Bridge - Some people say that university graduates are so unprepared for work that they don’t even know how to fill out job applications and compile official documents. Nguyen Phuong Anh, a third-year student of the Hanoi Foreign Trade University, said it is not a too difficult work to write an application for job. “I believe that students don’t know how to compile documents simply because they are not taught soft skills at schools,” she said. Anh still has not finished school, but she has a part-time job in her training major. “I have learned a lot at my job. There are many things you can learn when you are at work, which you cannot learn when you are at school,” she said. Do Duc Thanh, deputy director of Yamguchi Vietnam, said that the majority of new university graduates lack soft skills because of the training followed by schools. “Students at Vietnamese schools cannot learn to accumulate knowledge, while they don’t have … [Read more...] about Uni grads unable to fill out job applications – who is to blame?
VietNamNet Bridge - Many bachelor’s degree graduates don’t have basic skills to undertake their works if they don’t receive retraining. Many of them cannot even fill out applications for jobs or compile official dispatches in an acceptable manner. Nguyen Duy Dat from the Trade University cited a World Bank’s survey as reporting that workers’ skills and readiness are the major concern for employers. Most employers find recruitment a big challenge because many candidates don’t have suitable working skills. Dat said many employers told him that they were disappointed as many bachelor’s degree graduates are even weak at basic skills such as communication, teamwork, document compilation and time management. “I was told that some university graduates even cannot write an official document in a right way,” Dat said. However, Dat said, there is good news that many students have been aware of the importance of the skills and they try to … [Read more...] about Uni grads unqualified, employers complain
The Hanoitimes - Vietnam does not lack schools for secondary school graduates, but the country lacks adequate career guidance for students. All provinces and cities have vocational guidance centres, vocational training centres and intermediate vocational schools (2-3 year training). According to the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), however, the percentage of secondary school grads who attend vocational schools is very low. In 2006-2007, only 3.1 percent of students went to vocational training centres and 1.4 percent went to intermediate vocational schools, while the figures were 2.5 and 1.8 percent for the 2007-2008 academic year. Dr. Nguyen Tran Nghia, Headmaster of HCM City Technical Workers School, noted: "The top choice for secondary school graduates is high school." As a result, Vietnam must still organise high school entrance exams, but state-owned high schools can only accept 80 percent of applicants and vocational schools cannot attract enough … [Read more...] about Secondary school grads ignore vocational schools
For Duan Can, a graduate in electronic engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology, a half year of work on an graduate-school application has brought offers to attend three leading US universities. "The biggest surprise was the offer from Stanford University because it only admits the most talented Chinese students every year," she said. … [Read more...] about More students look to US for grad school