With a view to drastically raising the quality of vocational education in the general education system, the Prime Minister on May 14 approved a scheme on vocational education and orientations for grouping students in general education during 2018-2025.
An industrial tailoring class for lower secondary school graduates at a vocational training center in Quy Chau district, Nghe An province__Photo: Bich Hue/VNA
Under Decision 522/QD-TTg, the scheme aims to step up the grouping of students in lower secondary and upper secondary schools into different vocational education levels in order to meet socio-economic development requirements of the country and localities as well as the requirement on improvement of quality of human resource training nationwide for regional and international integration.
Under the scheme, by 2020 Vietnam will have at least 45 percent of students graduated from upper secondary schools enrolled in collegial-level vocational education institutions. In the areas with special socio-economic difficulties, such portion is expected to be at least 35 percent.
During 2018-2020, around 55 and 60 percent of lower secondary schools and upper secondary schools nationwide respectively will have their vocational education programs associated with production, trading and service activities in their localities. By 2025, these targets will be 100 percent of lower secondary schools and upper secondary schools nationwide and 80 percent of schools in localities with special socio-economic difficulties.
Under the scheme, the country will build pilot models of vocational education and come up with orientations for grouping of students in general education institutions in a number of localities representing major economic regions where advanced vocational methods with participation by occupational education institution and enterprises will be applied.- (VLLF)