Hanoi - Within the chain of APEC events in Vietnam in 2017, NIVT organize the workshop “Skills, Education and Training in Digitalized Economy” on March 22nd 2017.

With the aims to review existing studies of ILO, World Bank and other international organizations of education, training and skills development, identify issues faced by education and skills development systems regarding effect of digitization to education and skills to meet modern economy, and provide skills, challenges and opportunities, differentiating between economies based on their levels of economic development, the workshop gathered many senior experts in the field of labor and employment from GDVT, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), Bosch Vietnam Ltd., and international organizations (International Labor Organization – ILO, GIZ, World Bank Vietnam) to focus on specific competences and qualification requirements in light of Industry 4.0, the need to make skills recognition inclusive and promote better integration, and, lastly, to make recommendations for policymakers, companies and social partners among APEC economies. 

In the welcoming remarks, Dr. Vu Xuan Hung – NIVT’s Director gives an general look of the 4th technological industrial revolution, the changes and challenges of Vietnam labor market and regional market under the revolution impacts, and the significance of skills development in response with these changes.

Focusing on skills development under Industry 4.0 context, Dr. Nguyen Quang Viet – NIVT’s Deputy Director delivers a presentation on “Competency and Qualification Requirements in relation to qualification-relevant dimensions of Industry 4.0” to analyze the impacts of Industry 4.0 towards the skills requirements of the employers, and give skills development solutions for the employees under a fast-changing world.

Dr. Nguyen Quang Viet discuss skills development issues under Industry 4.0

Discussion about future of work, opportunities and challenges of APEC cooperation in education and skills development, Mr. Obert Pimhidzai – Senior Economist from World Bank Vietnam, Ms. Kim Cleary – Education and Science Counsellor of Australian Embassy, and Ms. Miranda Kwong – Labor Economist of ILO Hanoi Office have portrayed an insightful view into the future labor market with critical questions raised among skills, education and training issues.

Ms. Kim Cleary - Education and Science Counsellor, Australian Embassy in Vietnam presents opportunities and challenges of APEC cooperation in education and skills development
Mr. Obert Pimhidzai – Senior Economist from World Bank Vietnam points out world of work changes under an increasingly digitalized world

Many useful experience are also shared among the participants especially from industry representatives such as solutions to integrate industry 4.0 in education from Mr. Le Tri Tin – Sale Country Manager of Bosch Vietnam Ltd., suggested ways to address the manpower demand of the enterprises in digitalized economy from Mr. Tran Chi Dung – Deputy Director, Bureau of Employer Activities – VCCI.

From the side of NIVT, Assoc.Prof. Mac Van Tien – NIVT’s senior expert gives an overview of Vietnamese VET system under Industry 4.0 and possible pathways of development for upcoming VET system under exposed challenges.

In the end of the workshop, Dr. Nguyen Quang Viet – NIVT’s Deputy director sums  up all the remarks of the workshop and address thanks to all the contributions from participants.

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