Impact of International Transfer Projects in Developing Vocational Education & Training in Vietnam
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- international transfer; internationalization of VET; knowledge transfer; labor force; technology transfer; vocational education and training system
Vietnam has been attracting a lot of foreign investment in different fields as well as exporting numerous goods to the world. Therefore, in order to equip the labor force with good skills to adapt to the international standards, Vietnamese vocational education and training (VET) has been developing the system toward implementing a lot of international transfer projects to transmit technology and knowledge into training and practice.
As part of the BMBF (Ministry of Education and Research of Germany) funded research project Internationalization of Vocational Education and Training (IntVET,) this research initially study how Vietnamese VET system has been developed based on international transfer projects, then a study on deeply understand the VET system development and business models shall be conducted.
Despite the significant amount of researches on technology transfer in VET and international collaborations in higher education sector, little is known about the nature and characteristics or impacts of international transfer projects in developing VET system. Although international transfer projects in VET systems among developed and emerging countries have been fostering popularly, it is a phenomenon that existing research has neglected often.
Research design, approach and method:
A desk research and semi-structure interviews with six experts who have had experience and knowledge in the field of VET in Vietnam were conducted. The following topics were discussed:
History of Vietnamese VET system establishment;
Motivation and progress in implementing of international transfer projects into Vietnamese VET system;
Viewpoints on the adoption capability or innovation of Vietnamese VET providers toward implementing international transfer projects;
External factors that drive VET system investing and participating in international transfer projects;
Major challenges faced by the organization/government in the development of VET.
There have been many activities and positive effects of implementing international transfer projects toward how Vietnamese VET system developing in order to meet the increasing number of international standards. However, there are still several weaknesses which mainly come from the inconsistency of planning strategies and actions plan in development; social gap, norms and awareness toward VET; unmatched and not-adapted general capacity of Vietnamese VET teachers and learners to requirements set.
The actual results will be a basis for the following individual depth-interview with 20 Vietnamese VET providers toward pilot-based implementation of international transfer projects to study their business models’ success factors and innovation. The model then can provide meaningful feedback and data-based recommendations for continuous improvement of the Vietnamese VET system and may enable a broader view of the business models of vocational training providers in an international context to improve the long-term success of internationalization plans in Vietnam.
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TY - CONF AU - Nguyen Thi PHUONG AU - Dornberger UTZ PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/07 TI - Impact of International Transfer Projects in Developing Vocational Education & Training in Vietnam BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Challenges: Business Transformation and Circular Economy (ICECH 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 614 EP - 622 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.211119.054 DO - 10.2991/aebmr.k.211119.054 ID - PHUONG2021 ER -