Fostering Cooperation, Improving Human Resource Development

2:18:26 PM | 7/5/2020

Quang Tri province has always paid close attention to developing human resources together with job creation and supporting worker recruitment and training to enhance the local business investment environment.

Vietnam Business Forum has an interview with Mr. Phan Van Linh, Director of the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, on this matter. Ngoc Tung reports.

To meet local vocational training requirements, how have you improved the quality of vocational training institutions?

Stemming from local practical requirements for human resource training, Quang Tri province has focused on reviewing, arranging and developing the network of vocational education institutions, with a particular focus placed on training effectiveness and reasonable scale. We have rearranged, merged or dissolved underperforming or inefficient units, and merged facilities to upgrade their capacity and reduce redundant vocational education units in the same area.

In addition, we have actively built a self-financing and investment roadmap for public vocational education institutions; encouraged and facilitated enterprises and investors to set up vocational education institutions and engage in vocational training.

To date, Quang Tri province has 13 public vocational education institutions and 15 private facilities. The quality and effect of vocational training has been positively improved. Vocational education institutions have gradually shifted training programs to mirror what the market needs, generating highly skilled workers to meet human resource needs for local socioeconomic development and international integration.

In 2019, the province provided vocational training for 15,443 people (reaching 106.5% of the plan) to raise the rate of trained laborers to 60.27% (100.9% of the plan), the rate of workers with professional vocational training to 43.2% (101.9% of the plan), and the rate of certified laborers to 30% (100% of the plan).

In the past time, the Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs of Quang Tri has also regularly supported businesses in finding, consulting and recruiting workers, and acted as a bridge linking workers and vocational training institutions with employers. Could you tell us more about this?

Along with investors’ support policies, we have actively helped businesses to seek labor resources and recruit workers, foster training and improve skills for their workers to better serve business operations.

Specifically, we have organized monthly job fairs at the Quang Tri Job Service Center or mobile job fairs in remote, disadvantaged localities; established satellite job exchanges in Huong Hoa district and Quang Tri town; and requested relevant units to survey labor demand and supply, as well as worker training needs of local enterprises.

Besides, every year, we organize conferences for vocational training institutions and enterprises to sign agreements on vocational training and worker employment, and orient training towards what enterprises need. Furthermore, we periodically organize dialogues with local businesses to jointly remove difficulties and facilitate their business development.

What solutions will you take to further improve the "Labor training" component index in the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) ranking and promote support for businesses and investors?

In the coming time, we will further direct local vocational training institutions to mobilize resources, invest in facilities and equipment to improve vocational training quality; focus on associated training based on orders from businesses; and prepare human resources for the next investment wave. We will foster coordination with businesses in enrollment, training and recruitment.

We will also strengthen dialogues and signing events for vocational training institutions and enterprises in vocational training and employment for workers. We will implement policies on supporting enterprises in vocational training for laborers, according to the Resolution of the Provincial People’s Council.

On the other hand, we will regularly report results, quality, trades, modes and number of trained local workers on the mass media for businesses to understand; improve the effect of organizing job placement exchanges, create favorable conditions for employers and job seekers to reach transactions; foster international cooperation in vocational education; and coordinate with relevant departments to organize International Cooperation Workshops on Vocational Education with Savannakhet (Laos) and Mukdahan (Thailand).

In addition, the department will build a scheme on planning Quang Tri public vocational training network, supported by the concurrent establishment of Quang Tri Technical College, based on the merger of Quang Tri Vocational Training School, the Agriculture and Rural Development School and the Vocational Training Department at the Quang Tri Center for Farmers Vocational Training and Assistance. We will develop and implement mechanisms and policies to encourage the socialization of vocational training in the province.

We will further review administrative procedures to propose the Provincial People’s Committee to simplify documents and shorten service time in accordance with local practices. Up to now, the labor and employment field has 17 administrative procedures, including 15 procedures implemented by the department. All procedures follow the single-window mechanism. One procedure is being implemented at Level 3. Four have shorter service time than regulatory duration; and two procedures simplify records as prescribed.

In particular, the province will maintain 100% of procedures to be carried out in line with approved processes, time and documents. No delay and inconvenience to organizations and individuals are permitted in resolving administrative procedures.

Source: Vietnam Business Forum