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CanadCanada supports Vietnam in skills traininga on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding for a skills training project, supporting Vietnam in ensuring qualified labor supply.

Canadian Ambassador Deborah Chatsis and Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Cao Viet Sinh signed the MOU for the Vietnam Skills for Employment Project.

Building on the success of the Vietnam-Canada Community College Project in Tra Vinh Province, the project will focus on strengthening the management and leadership of technical and vocational education training institutions.

Through the project, two training centers of advanced management will be created to facilitate the strengthening of the management and leadership capacities of local training institutions.

A Canadian executing agency will be selected through a competitive process, and will work with the lead partner, the Vietnam National University in HCMC, as well as the provincial governments of Hau Giang, Binh Thuan and Vinh Long.

Other partners include community colleges in these provinces, the National Institute for Education Management and the Vietnam Association of Community Colleges. The Ministry of Education and Training and the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs will provide strategic guidance for the project.

This project will strengthen Canada-Vietnam relations via technical and vocational training programs, according to an announcement from the Canadian embassy.

“Community colleges have played an important role in Canada in ensuring the availability of skilled labor and establishing institutional linkages between trainers and employers,” Ambassador Chatsis said in the announcement.

“This approach could be equally effective in Vietnam, where increasing the pool of skilled labor is essential to ensure sustained and equitable economic growth,” the diplomat added.

(Sai Gon Times)

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