The report on vocational training, orientation and employment for children aged from 15 to 18 years old aims to assess the situation of employment and determine the demands for vocational training and orientation of children from 15 to 18 years old. The report collected data from 5 target groups: out-ofschool children (331), high school students (363), vocational training institutions (47), parents (65) and enterprises (72). It applied both quantitative and qualitative research methods in assessing the situation in 4 localities: Hanoi, Dien Bien, An Giang and Kon Tum from January to August 2019. Some key findings are highlighted as follows:

Vietnam Vocational Education and Training Report 2015 is a publication co-developed by NIVET, Federal Institute of Vocational Education and Training (BiBB), and GIZ as a further step to the Vietnam Vocational Training Report 2013-2014. As the country underwent many important changes in 2015 with the establishment of ASEAN community and was at the first year of new VET law implementation, this report was produced to mirror the status of Vietnamese VET system under these implications. The new inclusion of 2015 VET report was the new chapter about Cooperation with enterprises in VET sector which stressed the importance of a vital relationship in developing collaborative training programs and meet the fast-changing demand of the labor market.

Hanoi - October 25th 2017, under the framework of the research mission "Skills and information of the labor market" conducted by working team from World Bank (WB Vietnam), General Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (GDVET) has cooperated with the working team to launch the workshop "Autonomy and cooperation with enterprises in VET sector". The objectives of the workshop is to share the gain results, experiences and solutions for further cooperation in the coming time.

Hanoi – On March 28th, 2017, Workshop “Finalization of TVET Report Vietnam 2015 and Preparation of TVET Report 2016” has been started in Hanoi Club Hotel which gathered all relevant stakeholders from National Institute for Vocational Training (NIVT), Program Reform TVET in Vietnam (GIZ), German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) along with experts from Vietnam Institute of Educational Sciences, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), and University of Education – Vietnam National University.

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.

Hanoi - As part of the collaboration project to ensure the successful implementation of the National Qualification Framework (NQF) in Vietnam with focus on learning outcomes development for selected occupations and sectors, British Council together with Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and General Directorate of Vocational Training (GDVT) co-organized a policy dialogue "Vietnam Qualification Framework Development and Implementation" on early February 24th 2017.


The objective of TVET is to develop a qualified and demand-orientated labor force. Vocational training has to equip the trainees with appropriate knowledge, skills and attitude according to the respective occupational standards reflecting the needs of the business sector to enable the graduates to obtain decent employment or to create self-employment after the training.

On 27 November 2014, the Law on Vocational Education and Training was passed by the National Assembly Term XIII at its 8th Session and came into effect since 1st July 2015.  The new law has legalized many important issues related to the fundamental and comprehensive reform of vocational training, which were previously mentioned in Decree No.29-NQ/TW of Central Committee Term XI. It can be said that the changes of the Law on Vocational Education and Training has created a totally new look for the whole education system and particularly Vocational Education and Training (VET) system in Vietnam.

This article below will elaborate one of the major changes in the new VET law, it is the reform of training levels and system of VET.

On 27 November 2014, the Law on Vocational Education and Training was passed by the National Assembly Term XIII at its 8th Session and will come into effect from 1st July 2015. It can be said that this law has strongly legalized the viewpoint of fundamental and comprehensive reform of education in general, of vocational education and training in particular as in the Resolution no. 8th, the Central Committee Term XI, has solved various constraints of the reality, has brought in a new aspect for vocational education and training of Viet Nam, meeting the requirements of integration regionally and internationally.

Construction Mechanics Technicians work primarily in industrial branches of the: equipment technology, steel and metal construction, mechanical engineering, vehicle manufacturing, as well as in branches of the building construction industry. They work independently and in teams and manufacture and assemble their products in workshops as well as on sites.

Metal Cutting/CNC Technicians work primarily in industrial branches of the: mechanical engineering, steel construction and light alloy construction, vehicle manufacturing and foundry industries. They work primarily indoors in factory buildings, machine shops and workshops of the metal trades, where they manufacture on conventional and computer numeric controlled.

Industrial Electronics Technicians install electrical components, equipment and systems in the field of electrical power supply, industrial plants, modern building equipment and automation technology. They maintain them regularly, extend and modernize and carry out repairs in case of faults and malfunctions. Furthermore, they install cable routing systems, power and communication lines as well as electrical equipment of machines with related automation systems.

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