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DATE AND TIME
Mon, 15 Jan. 2018, 08:00
Thu, 18 Jan. 2018, 17:00
Trade Mission, Hanoi Vietnam
The Department for International Trade (DIT) will lead a UK trade mission to Vietnam, focusing on vocational training opportunities.
Vietnam’s labour force is growing at more than 1 million people per year. It aims to become an industrialised country by 2020 but there is a shortage of skilled workers and technicians with practical training; only 27% of workers have training relevant to their job and only 15% have completed formal vocational training. The Vietnamese Government wants to tailor its vocational training to the needs of the business community and is promoting the expansion of vocational education and training provision and improvements to the quality of training.
This two-centre Mission will focus on opportunities within Vietnam’s priority industry sectors including: Automotive, Textiles & Garments, Construction, Hospitality, English Language, ICT and soft skills. The automotive sector is particularly important given the development of a domestic car manufacturing operation by a local conglomerate and a partnership between Sunderland University and Nissan.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
- Gain a detailed insight into the TVET opportunities in Vietnam.
- Pitch to potential clients and partners in 1-2-1 meetings, two-way workshop sessions and mini-exhibitions.
- Participate in networking events with key stakeholders.
- Undertake site visits to the Ministry of Education and Training and the Ministry of Labour.
- Develop their knowledge of the wider business environment.
Dates & Locations:
- 22nd– 23rd January, Ho Chi Minh City
- 24th – 25th January, Hanoi
Delegates should be UK-based private training organisations, FE, and HE institutions who offer training in the key areas of interest.
If you are interested in being a part of this exciting Trade Mission, please contact Le Hanh Le, DIT Vietnam, at Le.Le@fco.gov.uk. The deadline for applications is 11 December 2017.
The programme is free to attend, but spaces are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis. Participants are responsible for their airfare, accommodation, and insurance. DIT will provide local group transport to venues. Applications will be vetted.