THE PRIME MINISTER
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, May 28, 2020
Accelerating the development of occupationally skilled human resources, contributing to raising productivity and improving national competitiveness in the new situation
Over the past few years, the training, further training and preparation of occupationally skilled human resources have become a great concern of the Party and State and witnessed positive changes in awareness, enrolment size and training quality and effectiveness. The system of legal documents on vocational education has been step by step improved; the network of vocational education institutions has widely developed with diversified types and levels of training; training quality has been increased; there are more and more models of high-quality training and training based on actual needs of businesses, thus contributing an important part to human resource quality improvement and national socio-economic development.
However, the size, structure and quality of occupationally skilled human resources still fail to meet socio-economic development requirements, especially amidst the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, automation, electronization and digitalization trends, effects of Fourth Industrial Revolution, and international integration.
In order to take advantage of the golden population structure and accelerate the development occupationally skilled human resources, especially highly skilled ones, to raise skill levels of Vietnamese workers, contribute to raise productivity and improve national competitiveness in the new situation, the Prime Minister requests ministries, sectors and localities to concentrate efforts to do the following jobs:
1. Ministries, sectors and localities:
a/ To continue effectively implementing mechanisms and policies on vocational education development and development of occupationally skilled human resources; to enhance digital transformation and online training, attach importance to provision of re-training and constant training in order to create strong changes in the terms of size, quality and effectiveness of vocational education; to ensure that learners will acquire occupational skills, digital skills, soft skills, startup and foreign-language skills, etc. to match demand of the labor market. To strive for the target that Vietnam’s vocational education will approach the level of ASEAN-4 countries by 2030 and G20 countries by 2045;
b/ To well perform the task of forecasting demand for building and updating open data on occupationally skilled workers for each field, occupation and level of training, especially new occupations and skills and, and update data on a periodical basis; to enhance application of information technology in connecting supply-demand so as to improve effectiveness of training and employment of workers, including also those who return to the country after a period working abroad with a view to bringing into full play their strengths and increasing income combined with ensuring sustainable employment;
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