From October 25th to October 28th 2021, within the frame of the project “Monitoring Trends In Vietnamese Graduates Employment” (MOTIVE), the workshop “Best Practices for Graduates’ Employments Survey in Higher Education Institutions amid Covid-19 Pandemic” takes place in Hanoi. It is hosted by Thai Nguyen University (TNU) and participated by representatives from the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam, project members and interested universities. Due to the development of the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference is held online via Zoom platform.
On PTIT’s side, Dr. Vu Tuan Lam – PTIT’s Vice President, the project’s Head of Steering Committee and other project staffs attend the workshop online.
Dr. Vu Tuan Lam – PTIT’s Vice President, the project’s Head of Steering Committee, and other project staffs attend the opening session of the workshop
In the workshop sessions, PTIT makes report on its employments Survey. Up to 26th October 2021, 70% of alumni who graduated in 2020 are surveyed on employment via emails, phones and other support channels like Facebook, Zalo… Monitoring alumni’s employment after graduating from 1 year or more is very necessary in order to support them to find jobs suitable with their training major, career and promotion. This is also one of the important criteria in evaluating and accrediting the training quality of higher education.
This is also one of the reasons that PTIT joins the MOTIVE project to support and connect its alumni with organizations/enterprises seeking for high qualified human resources.
On behalf of PTIT alumni graduating in 2020, Mr. Pham Hoang Anh, alumni from Faculty of Information Technology, is currently working at Momo E-Wallet Co.; and Ms. Nguyen Phuong Anh, majoring in Marketing, currently working at Vietnam Post Corporation (VNPost), attended the Workshop and presented their comments to the MOTIVE project’s survey and experience in job search after graduation.
On the first working day, attendants listened to the presentation “The participation of the Ministry of Education and Training in disseminating the results of the MOTIVE project to Vietnamese higher education institutions” by Mr. Bui Tien Dung, senior staff of Political Education and Student Affairs Department, Ministry of Education and Training and Work Package 7.2 Quality Report by Prof. Daria Lucisnkaya.
Ms. Dang Thi Phuong Thao, Hanoi University – National Coordinator presented a report on the development and expansion of the MOTIVE project to universities and colleges in Vietnam. Based on that, the workshop participants discussed the communication plan and follow-up activities to be taken within the scope of the project.
Dr. Vu Van Linh, Director of the Political Education and Student Affairs Department of the Ministry of Education and Training delivers speech at the workshop
Dr. Dorel Manitiu, Project Coordinator, AlmaLaurea (Italia) delivers speech at the workshop
Delegates from local and abroad attend the zoominar
The workshop members agreed that until the next workshop, each member university will introduce and communicate to other higher education institutions to participate in the MOTIVE project. At the same time, participants also need to engage more enterprises to participate in the project. It is expected that in November 2021, partner institutions will complete the survey by increasing contact with students via phone, email and social networks. The Vietnam National University of Agriculture will be the focal point to gather data and prepare the report on the graduates’ employment status.
MOTIVE project funded by Erasmus+ 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. This is a systematic project on the basis of multilateral partnerships, between educational institutions in Europe and universities around the world. Participants from Vietnam include: 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; Halong University; Academy of Journalism and Communication.