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Launching Ceremony of the Project on promoting Logistics industry linkages with vocational education and training in Vietnam


 On April 14, the Australian Embassy in Vietnam and Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) cooperated to organize a Launching Ceremony of the Project on promoting Logistics industry linkages with vocational education and training in Vietnam.

In the speech at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs Le Tan Dung highly appreciated the cooperation and support from Australia’s Government in the implementation of project “Promoting Logistics industry linkages with vocational education and training in Vietnam” in the period 2021 – 2025 with the goal of completing the policies on vocational education with the model in which the participation of logistics business will equip to the trainees the essential capacity in the field of Logistics.

According to Deputy Minister Le Tan Dung, the project will contribute to promoting the cooperation between the two countries’ Governments in the field of vocational education and human resource development. Moreover, the Project also has a special important meaning in the context of Vietnam’s vocational education system in general and Logistics industry, in particular, has faced many impact of Covid-19 pandemic, and the higher and higher requirement of the industrial revolution 4.0
“In Vietnam, logistics is identified as an important service industry of the national economy that supports connectivity and economic development. A skilled workforce is key to developing the logistics industry. With the onset of Aus4Skills VET Phase 2, I strongly believe this is another step to realise a shared vision of Australia and Vietnam to upskill the workforce in Vietnam,” said Deputy Minister of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs Le Tan Dung.
For her part, Mrs. Bridget Collier, Australian Acting Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam said: “Australia remains committed to supporting Vietnam’s next stage of development, including through strengthening the skills of Vietnam’s workforce. A skilled workforce will help ensure that domestic industries can remain competitive, which is critical to advancing Vietnam’s economic growth and post-pandemic recovery. Australia is pleased to share with Vietnam, through the Aus4Skills program, its own experience in building a dynamic, industry-led VET system”.
Over the past four years, Aus4Skills strengthened the engagement of Vietnam’s logistics industry in VET to help ensure that students graduate with the skills required by logistics employers.
Since 2017, more than 5,300 Vietnamese vocational students have benefitted from improved teaching quality in colleges supported by Aus4Skills. Enrolments in logistics courses in these colleges have increased eight-fold. Graduates from these colleges are in higher demand due to their job readiness.
This next phase of support, valued up to 13.8 million AUD (10.26 million USD) commenced in 2021 and will see this successful model extended over four years (2021-2025). The programme is designed to help Vietnam upskill its workforce – a crucial ingredient for Vietnam to meet its ambitious 2045 target of being a high-income country. This work will focus on the logistics sector. Logistics is a priority for Vietnam as it is expected to contribute 8-10 percent of GDP by 2025. It is also a sector Australia has considerable experience in.
Australia’s assistance, provided by the Aus4Skills programme, will focus on continued cooperation with MOLISA’s Directorate for Vocational Education and Training, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, colleges and industry partners. The project activities, with continued linkages and inputs from industry, will offer professional development for Vietnamese vocational teachers, managers and leaders, frameworks to ensure quality training and curriculum that matches the needs of industry. Australia’s support will also continue to provide access to training and employment in the logistics sector to women and people with disabilities. Logistics has traditionally been viewed as an industry for men, despite the skills and capabilities that women offer.