Project meeting “Monitoring trends in Vietnamese graduates employment”

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From 22nd to 25th March, the workshop of Monitoring Trends In Vietnamese graduates’ Employment (MOTIVE) project was held at National University of Art Education (NUAE), Hanoi, Vietnam. The project is funded by Erasmus+ and coordinated by AlmaLaurea (Italia). PTIT’s Vice President Vu Tuan Lam attend the project meeting.

Participants of the meeting come from Vietnamese partner institutions, including: Ministry of Education and Training; Hanoi Small and Medium Enterprises Association; Hanoi University; Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology; National University of Arts Education; Vietnam National University of Agriculture; Thai Nguyen University; Hanoi University of Home Affairs; Hanoi Tourism College and Halong University.

International partners and experts including AlmaLaurea (Italia); Barcelona University (Spain); University of Applied Sciences (Austria); International Consulting and Mobility Agency (Spain); National Agency of Evaluation and Accreditation (Spain) and University of Strathclyde (Scotland) join the meeting through the online channels due to restrictions caused by COVID-19.

MOTIVE project aims to research on Vietnamese graduates’ employment to give recommendations on policy innovation, strengthen capacities of Vietnamese higher education and reinforce the linkages between partner institutions and enterprises.

In the Steering Committee meeting session, leading representatives and cooperators of project partners discussed on the project state of art, studied the best practices of graduates tracking in European countries and the first quality report by Dr. Daria Luchinskaya, University of Strathclyde (Scotland) – MOTIVE project external expert. She stated that the project was carried out on schedule with important goals achieved and good media coverage.

Mr. Bui Tien Dung, Student Affairs Department, Ministry of Education and Training affirmed that the project result would be a crucial and precise source of information regarding the employment of Vietnamese graduates in order to help regulate and enhance the higher education policies. Since 2015, the Ministry has required educational institutions to report the percentage of graduates, who secured their employment after their graduation.

The project meeting sessions from March 22nd to March 25th was successfully held and achieved its goals. In the coming time, the project team will complete the questionnaire to carry out the survey on graduates, give priority to widen the enterprises network and connect them on to increase job opportunities for Vietnamese graduates.

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