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TVET Skills Trade Mission Viet Nam

Wednesday, 23 November 2022



The Department for International Trade (DIT) is pleased to announce a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) skills mission to Viet Nam. This important trade mission comes after the recently signed UK-Vietnam memorandum of understanding relating to TVET / skills.

The trade mission will be led by Jonathan Ledger, the UK Government’s Skills Specialist and will consist of UK registered organisations looking to establish new and build upon existing partnerships in Viet Nam.

Viet Nam’s skills system is developing at pace and the opportunities to support further positive change are significant. The UK is recognised as a key partner well placed to support the development and implementation of Viet Nam’s skills approaches through high quality skills collaboration and long-term partnerships.

Viet Nam aspires to develop into a modern, industrialised country by 2045 with industry to contribute 40% of GDP by 2030 and value-added high-tech products to reach at least 45% where vocational training is at the centre. 

Key challenges include the delivery of obsolete training compounded by absence of industry-led training programmes, lack of capacity and experience of teaching staff as well as low ratio of trained workers and training scale to actual demand.

UK registered TVET skills organisations are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) to join this trade mission. To allow for an in-depth programme, each institution can be represented by one person and should only submit one EoI for each organisation.

Outline Draft Programme:

The mission will take place in Hanoi across 3 working days.

  • Arrival into Hanoi: Tuesday 22nd November 2022
  • Trade mission programme: Wednesday 23rd November to Friday 25th November 2022.
  • Depart for UK: Saturday 26th November 2022

Engagements likely to include:

  • Roundtables and workshops with important Government ministries, agencies and key stakeholders, including the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET), Vietnam Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Agency.
  • Workshops and networking sessions with education institutions, key stakeholders, agencies and employers.
  • Education and cultural activities to see skills development activity in progress and to meet with other education institutions.

Selection criteria:

  1. UK registered skills organisations that are able to demonstrate a strong interest in developing skills partnerships in Viet Nam. (mandatory).
  2. Able to demonstrate robust employer engagement practices and to be able to demonstrate positive impact generated through skills delivery case studies (mandatory).
  3. Can articulate and present a clear strategy for developing a TVET / skills engagement portfolio in Viet Nam (mandatory).
  4. Can demonstrate background knowledge on the TVET and skills landscape in Viet Nam and / or the wider ASEAN region (desired).
  5. Are a UK skills organisation that has existing partnerships or ongoing discussions with Vietnamese institutions interested in TVET and skills collaboration (desired).

The deadline for responses is Sunday 2nd October 2022 at midnight (UK time)

  • 2nd October 2022: Deadline to submit EoI
  • 3rd October 2022: Review of EoIs
  • 4th October 2022: Notification of outcomes
  • By 14th October 2022: Initial briefing

How to attend this event

Please register below to atttend this event.