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Promoting cooperation in the field of vocational education between Vietnam and Singapore


On October 17, at the Presidential Palace, the Directorate of Vocational Education (under the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs of Vietnam) and the Institute of Technical Education of Singapore (ITE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in vocational education under the witness of Singapore President Halimah Yacob and Socialist Republic of Vietnam President Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Within the framework of the MOU, the two sides will promote cooperation in the following areas: Improving leadership capacity in vocational education; develop vocational education infrastructure; cooperate in building 03 national centers for high quality vocational training and practice according to the model of ITE Singapore; capacity development of teachers and vocational education staff; promote capacity development programs for students; internship programs for students in Singapore and Vietnam; ensure the quality of vocational education; certificates and degrees in vocational education; enhance the image of vocational education and share models and best practices for skills development.
Recently, the Directorate of Vocational Education has promoted cooperation with major agencies and vocational education institutes of Singapore, such as Singapore Polytechnic College (SP) in human resource training for 4.0 and Institute of Technical Education (ITE). 
ITE is a post-secondary institution established in 1992. It is a training facility for vocational and technical education for post-secondary students, adults and corporate learners and building national skill standards.  
The MOU marks the official cooperation between the two sides with specific areas to be identified. 
In the near future, the two sides will focus on promoting cooperation in the field of training, capacity building for managers and leaders of vocational education institutions, human resource training to meet 4.0 and especially sharing the ITE's experience and support in building high-quality vocational training and practice centers following the very successful model of "One ITE system, three colleges" in Singapore.