Three study tours [Taiwan, 15-19 July 2014; Australia, 21-25 July 2014; Malaysia 7-13 September 2014] attended by 38 participants, 21.1% female.
Detailed implementation plan for management training and budget estimates are being prepared.
The development of the VTIS is cancelled. The consultant completed the system design specifications in November 2011. In 2012, GDVT received financial support from MOLISA to complete an on-going development of a software. Thus, PMU proposed the cancellation of this activity in This was approved by ADB in its letter dated 20 Sep 2013. The Loan Review Mission, 1-4 Dec 2014, also noted the cancellation.
Accreditation system: Prior to 1 July 2015, the regulation of vocational colleges and academic colleges were under separate laws. Starting 1 July 2015, both vocational and academic colleges are governed by the VET Law, but GoV has yet to decide which ministry [MOLISA or Ministry of Education] will be in charge of VET. A joint circular on program accreditation between MOLISA and MOET is envisaged, but this could delay program accreditation activities. Rather than wait for the joint circular, it was agreed during the Loan Review Mission, 7-14 March 2016, that PMU will cooperate with GDVT's Agency of Vocational Training Accreditation.
Status of accreditation of programs: GDVT has submitted to MOLISA to implement the accreditation of 20 programs and apply the cost norm regulated in Curricular 102/2013/TTLT-BTC-BL TBXH.
National skills standards for 15 occupational programs had been issued as follows: Decision No. 1305 issued by MOT, 21 Jun 2011, for automotive technology, exploitation of marine machinery and ship control; Decision No. 4837 issued by MoIT, 22 Sep 2011, for computer network administration, computer programming, database administration, industrial electronics, electrical installation techniques and industrial control, industrial electricity, mechatronics, operation repair of refrigeration equipment and welding; Circular No. 01/2014/TT issued by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, 15 Jan 2014, for food processing and hotel management [culinary]; Decision No. 3316 issued by MIT, 14 June 2012, for metal cutting.
Professional standards for teachers and principals: Aprroved. Circular No. 30/2010/TT-BLDTBXH on standards for vocational teachers issued on 9 September 2010.
Pre-service training activities has been cancelled according to the MOU of ADB Mission on Jan 2014. Gender-responsive training will be included in the teacher training activities (DT04 and DT05)
Study on teacher incentives and new cost norms completed [package TV09]. PMU has transferred the outputs of Study on teacher incentives and cost norm for the related department under GDVT. Currently, GDVT issued the guidance circular to develop and set up the cost norm for technical in vocational training.
Six international Industry Specialists and an equal number of National Specialist
counterparts were fielded to develop the equipment procurement list and sample
learning materials and course outlines for 15 occupations based on 15 skills
standards issued. First 10 training programs piloted in 2012 and another 4
in 2013. Further accreditation in progress.
VCs offering = or > 3 occupational programs (OPs): 12
VCs offering 2 OPs: 4
VCs offering 1 OP: 0
ERUs operational in SEP VCs with marketing plans developed by 2012 (with
equal gender representation) - no data yet
Skills testing centers operational in public and private VCs - no data yet
Total workers/teachers tested since Jan 2013:0
Female workers/teachers tested since Jan 2013: 0
Total graduates tested since Jan 2013: 78
Female graduates tested since Jan 2013: 0
Implementation of management training package - see output 1
Institutional business plans developed: 6
Total number of teachers issued competency certificates in SEP VCs since 2013: 454
Female teachers issued competency certificates in SEP VCs since 2013: 189
Total number of teachers issued competency certificates in other VCs since 2013: 83
Female teachers issued competency certificates in other VCs since 2013: 18
Number of VCs with Level 1 accreditation by GDVT=0
Number of VCs with Level 2 accreditation by GDVT=1
Number of VCs with Level 3 accreditation by GDVT=15
Number of VCs without any GDVT accreditation=0
Pilot initiatives to increase female enrollment in nontraditional areas - not yet completed
Loan B (Credit Facility)
Only 3 subloans approved at closing (29 February 2016):
1. Bac Nam VC: subloan includes construction of multi-function workshop, supply of vocational equipment and supply and installation of equipment for fire protection and firefighting. Post-review of Bac Nam VC bidding documents for the construction of multifunctional building has been approved in July 2014. Bidding documents for supply of vocational equipment submitted for post review. VC has fully utilized the subloan.
2. An Nhat Vinh VC: subloan includes construction, expansion and improvement (including supply and installation of equipment/furniture). Post-review of An Nhat Vinh VC NCB documents for its construction, expansion, and improvement has been approved in June 2014. Civil works component completed but large packages of equipment not procured due to change in equipment list.
3. Dong An VC: subloan includes construction and purchase of equipment. Civil works completed but procurement of equipment not completed.