From November 23rd to 26th 2020, the project “Monitoring Trends in Vietnamese Graduates’ Employment” (MOTIVE) organized a training workshop at Post and Telecommunications Institute of Technology (PTIT), 122 Hoang Quoc Viet. The project is supported by Eramus+ fund of the European Union for period 2020-2022 through the Association of Universities Alma Laurea (Italy).

From Vietnam National University of Agriculture, there were MOTIVE project Board members from Faculty of Agronomy, Faculty of Information Technology, International Cooperation Office, Agricultural University Press and Center for Public Relation and Student Supports.

Attending the training workshop were domestic partners, including Department of Political Education and Student Affairs - Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), Hanoi University (HANU), National University of Arts Education (NUAE), Post and Telecommunications Institute of Technology (PTIT), Academy of Journalism and Communication (AJC), and Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA), etc.

Foreign partners consisted of the Alma Laurea Inter-University Consortium (Italy), Barcelona University (Spain), FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences (Austria), Incoma International Migration Consulting (Spain), National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation Aneca (Spain). Due to travel restrictions during Covide-19 epidemic, foreign partners participated in the training online.

Hiệp hội các trường đại học AlmaLaurea tham gia cuộc họp qua phần mềm trực tuyến

Alma Laurea Inter-University Consortium attends the online meeting

At the opening session, Mr. Bui Van Linh, Director of Department of Political Education and Student Affairs, affirmed that the project results would be the vital information in developing policies, statistics on the number of employed students after graduation, and building an information channel between universities and enterprises. Based on that, the employment of graduate students could be improved thanks to the consultation to build essential career skills for students to meet the demands of the labor market.

Ông Bùi Văn Linh, Vụ trưởng Vụ Giáo dục chính trị và Công tác học sinh, sinh viên phát biểu tại phiên khai mạc cuộc họp

Mr. Bui Van Linh delivers a speech at the meeting opening session

Mr. Vu Tuan Lam, Vice president of PTIT, delivers a speech at the meeting opening session

Mrs. Dang Thi Phuong Thao, Director of Italian Cultural and Language Center, HANU - the project’s national coordinator shared that “This data system helps the MOET to assess monitoring trends, the labor market demands, to assess which occupations are needed by the society, to compare the educational quality between universities, thereby, more accurately setting targets for universities. This can be considered as an important tool for university quality accreditation in Vietnam”.

Bà Đặng Thị Phương Thảo, Đại học Hà Nội trình bày về hoạt động quản lý dự án

Mrs. Dang Thi Phuong Thao, HANU, presents the project management activities

During the training period, participants listened to the project overview and reports; project management; equipment procurement; communication and dissemination of project results; instructed students to log into the database system, etc. Project members discussed the coordination mechanism, information exchange and agreed on the roadmap for the next training workshops and the progress of implementing work packages as committed.

Bà Đỗ Hải Yến, Học viện Bưu chính Viễn thông giới thiệu tổng quan dự án

Mrs. Do Hai Yen, PTIT, introduces the project’s overview

Mr. Vu Thanh Van, PTIT, presents the project’s media works.

Mr. Nguyen Phuong Thong presents the Lab-movie project.

In the upcoming time, the key tasks for universities participating in the project is to continue to guide and encourage students to register their information in the online database system. Therefore, students can access the to create an account and update information on the system. When updating information, students will have the opportunities to connect with employers related to their fields of study. Universities also need to create a plan to strengthen connections with employers on the system to increase the attractiveness of this platform to students.

The “Monitoring Trends in Vietnamese Graduates’ Employment” project (MOTIVE) funded by European Union Eramus+ fund through Alma Laurea Inter-University Consortium (Italy) aims to investigate the employment status of graduates in Vietnam, thereby providing recommendations to reform policies, improve the quality of higher education in Vietnam, and promote the cooperation between universities and enterprises.