Viet Nam: Skills Enhancement Project

Sovereign Project | 41339-013

ADB is helping Viet Nam improve vocational training to address a worsening shortage of skilled workers in priority industries. The project will offer quality training programs in automotive technology, electrical manufacturing, hospitality and tourism, information and communication technology, mechanical manufacturing, and navigation and shipping in 15 public and 5 private vocational colleges.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Tanaka, Sakiko
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Viet Nam
  • Modality
    • Loan
  • Sector
    • Education
Project Name Skills Enhancement Project
Project Number 41339-013
Country / Economy Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2652-VIE: Skills Enhancement Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 50.00 million
Loan 2653-VIE: Skills Enhancement Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 20.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education / Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The borrower reported that for two outcome indicators, the achievements are assessed as partly to fully achieved. The targeted establishment of a comprehensive national systems and plans for college level VET is documented in the national strategy for vocational training 2011-2020 that was approved through Decision No. 630/Q -TTg dated 29/5/2012 by Prime Minister. The targeted 30% increase over baseline in enrollment in 15 occupational training programs is assessed as partly achieved. Enrollment increased by 154% from 2011 to 2015 (14% female), and by 55% from 2015 to 2017 (13% female). The number of graduates in 15 occupational training programs increased by 111.1% from 2011 to 2015. In 2015, 88% of graduates have jobs within 6 months after graduation.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Output 1a:

Sector leadership and management strengthened through a professional development program (40% female participation).

COMPLETED. Three study tours [Taiwan, 15-19 July 2014; Australia, 21-25 July 2014; Malaysia 7-13 September 2014] attended by 38 participants, 21% female.

Training courses for principals, vice principals and managers completed in 2016 and attended by 75 participants, 27% female. System level training courses for MOLISA, GDVT and DOLISA officers completed in 2017 and attended by 31 participants, 39% female

Output 1b: VTIS fully developed and used by SEP's VCs by end 0f 2015. Roll-out plan for country-wide implementation of VTIS, including budget developed and approved by MOLISA.

OUTPUT 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.

Output 1c: Program accreditation system developed and 40 programs accredited by end of Year 2 for SEP training programs.

COMPLETED. MOLISA issued Circular No. 15/2017/TT-BLDTBXH on VT accreditation dated 8 June 2017. In line with this, PMU conducted 2 training courses.

20 programs accredited.

Output 1d: National skills standards developed and issued by MOLISA by end year 2 for SEP training programs.

COMPLETED. 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.

Output 1e: Professional standards for teachers and principals approved by end year 2.

COMPLETED: MOLISA Circular No. 08/2017/TT-BLDTBXH dated 10 March 2017 on standards for vocational teachers, which superseded Circular No. 30/2010/TT-BLDTBXH dated 29 September 2010.

Output 1f: Pre-service training program in VCs reviewed and strengthened.

OUTPUT CANCELLED: Pre-service training activities has been canceled according to the MOU of ADB Mission on Jan 2015.

Output 1g: Gender-responsive training and learning materials and assessment tools developed for 15 occupational programs in collaboration with industry.

COMPLETED. Included in teacher training activities under contracts DT04 and DT05.

Output 1h: Studies on teacher incentives and new cost norms completed and recommendations agreed with government and ADB.

COMPLETED: Refer to Teacher Incentives Study, Final Assessment Report, January 2015 (contract package TV09)

MOLISA issued Circular No. 14/2017/TT-BLDTBXH dated 25 May 2017 on technical cost norm for VT

Output 2a: 15 occupational training programs developed in close cooperation with the industry and approved by MOLISA by end 2012 (8 designed to attract larger numbers of female trainees).

COMPLETED. GDVT working on national standards based on ASEAN standards.

Output 2b: Each public VC offering 1 3 SEP occupational programs by 2014.

Baseline:

2012 = 6 VCs offering e 3 OPs, 12 VCs offering 2 OPs, and 1 VC offering 1 OP

Achievement (2016):

13 VCs offering e 3 OPs, 2 VCs offering 2 OPs and none offering 1 OP.

Output 2c: ERUs operational in SEP VCs with marketing plans developed by 2012 (with equal gender representation).

Target: 15 public VCs and 3 private VCs with operational ERU by 2012

Achievement: 2012, 7 public VCs and 1 private VC with operational ERU; by 2016, 13 public VCs and 3 private VCs. By 2016, 8 public VCs and 2 private VCs with ERUs have marketing plans

Output 2d: Skills testing centers operational at SEP VCs with 1,000 workers and 2,500 graduates (35% female) tested by 2015.

Target: Skills testing centers operational in 15 public VCs and 3 private VCs

Achievement: Five out of 6 skill testing centers (5 public, 1 private) are operational.

Target: 1500 workers/graduates tested by 2015, 35% female

Achievement: 1,413 workers/graduates tested by 31 August 2017 in VCs

Output 2e: Planning and management skills of VC leadership improved and 20 institutional business plans developed.

Target: Implementation of management training package completed, 40% female participation

Achievement:

Training courses for principals, vice principals and managers conducted in 3rd and 4th quarter of 2016 attended by 75 participants, 27% female.

Target: 20 institutional business plans by 2015

Achievement: Business plans were prepared by August 2017

Output 2f: Pedagogical and technical skills of vocational instructors in 20 VCs meet the standards for teaching SEP occupational programs.

Target: 260 teachers from 20 VCs issued teacher competency certificates by 2015

Achievement: Trained 204 teachers out of targeted 205 teachers.

Target: 500 teachers from other VCs issued teacher competency certificates by 2015

Achievement: Trained 296 teachers out of targeted 305 teachers.

Output 2g. 20 SEP VCs accredited by end 2012.

Achievement: 17 of 18 SEP VCs (94%) accredited by GDVT

Output 2h. Pilot initiatives to increase female enrollment in nontraditional areas completed.

Achievement: 3 out of 18 VCs (17%) have initiated work

Output 3a:

Achievement: Only 3 subloans approved

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.

Total enrollment in 3 private VCs, 2011-12 = 1471 (55% female). In 2016, enrollment increased by 36%, 43% female

Output 3b: VCs borrowing from onlending facility have an institution-specific gender strategy.

VCs informed and proposed training and guiding for related people: The Private VCs implement the gender strategy by themselves. No supervision for implementation has been made.

Output 3c: 20% increase in revenue generated by VCs by 2015 from 2010/11 baseline.

Achievement: Increased by 58% in 2016

Output 3d: At least 2 formal partnership agreements a year signed between each VC and local enterprises from 2012 (at least 1 with an enterprise where most employees are female).

Achievement: 100% of VCs with more than 2 formal partnership agreements signed per year. Three out of 18 VCs with 1 enterprise with mostly women employed

Output 3e. Technical skills of 200 teachers improved through pilot training program incorporating industry training in enterprises (30% of trainee teachers to be female).

This activity was approved for cancellation in the Mid term review in Jan 2014. The basis of effective industry involvement in TVET is a national framework for industry to contribute to and endorse national skills standards and then a plan at the VC/province level to implement a strategy to provide cost recovery skills development to industry based on the industry approved standards. Each target VC requires and operational plan including a marketing strategy targeting industry and communities in its own province. Funds are no longer required in either teacher training or management training for this activity. Consultants engaged will concentrate on strengthening each target VC in this area to improve the responsiveness of VCs to the demand for training and the need for non-government based revenue.

Output 3f: Marketing plans developed for 15 SEP VCs. See output 2

Output 3g: Study on how to stimulate enterprise-based training completed.

Enterprise-Based Training /Training Levy Study completed in Oct 2014 under contract TV08

Output 3h: Training programs in the 15 occupations are developed in close consultations with industries, in which the occupations typically occur.

Activities for this sub component have been integrated into other subcomponents

Geographical Location Nation-wide, Buon Ma Thuot, Da Nang, Di An, Haiphong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Phuong Hung Vuong, Thanh Pho Can Tho, Thanh Pho Da Nang, Thanh Pho Hai Duong, Tinh Binh Duong, Tinh Dak Lak, Tinh Kien Giang, Tinh Nam Dinh, Tinh Nghe An, Tinh Ninh Binh, Tinh Soc Trang, Vung Tau, Yen Bai
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A stakeholder and problem analysis was conducted to identify key project stakeholders including those agencies and organizations promoting women and ethnic minorities. Consultations were held with stakeholders including officials from Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV), Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), vocational college managers, teachers and students. Additional consultations were held with the Department of Gender Equality in MOLISA and other departments concerned.
During Project Implementation Being monitored during project implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Tanaka, Sakiko
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs
Do Nang Khanh
[email protected]
Hanoi
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Nov 2009
Fact Finding 09 Nov 2009 to 24 Nov 2009
MRM 08 Dec 2009
Approval 15 Jul 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 03 Apr 2008
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2018

Loan 2652-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Jul 2010 05 Oct 2010 14 Feb 2011 29 Feb 2016 31 Aug 2017 30 Apr 2018
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 58.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 50.00 04 Feb 2022 43.22 0.00 100%
Counterpart 8.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 04 Feb 2022 43.22 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Loan 2653-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Jul 2010 05 Oct 2010 14 Feb 2011 29 Feb 2016 - 24 Feb 2017
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 20.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 20.00 04 Feb 2022 5.98 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 04 Feb 2022 5.98 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Skills Enhancement Project: Completion Report Project/Program Completion Reports Jun 2019
Skills Enhancement Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Oct 2017
Skills Enhancement Project Project/Program Administration Manual May 2012
Project Agreement for Skills Enhancement Project between Asian Development Bank and Viet Nam Development Bank dated 5 October 2010 Project/Program Agreements Oct 2010
Loan Agreement for Skills Enhancement Project between Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and Asian Development Bank dated 5 October 2010 Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Oct 2010
Skills Enhancement Project Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies Jun 2010
Skills Enhancement Project Consultants' Reports Jun 2010
Skills Enhancement Project Project/Program Administration Manual Jun 2010
Skills Enhancement Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Jun 2010
Privatization of DPWH Equipment and Workshops TA Completion Reports Jul 2003

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.


Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Viet Nam: Skills Enhancement Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Jul 2020

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
L2652 - VIE: Skills Enhancement Project [TB24] Invitation for Bids Closed 28 Apr 2017 29 May 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Final Impact Studies (Tv04) Loan 2652 16 Jun 2017 Institute of Sociology | No. 1A Lieu Giai Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Viet Nam, Soc Rep of Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs 141,648.00 141,430.00
Pilot Vocational Teacher Development Program (DT05A) Loan 2652 16 Jun 2017 Bach Khoa Consultancy and Technology Transfer | 2nd flr. A17 Bldg, Hanoi Univ Of Science & Tech, 17 Ta Quang Buu St, Hai Ba Trung, Viet Nam, Soc Rep of Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs 156,298.00 156,057.00
Supply and Delivery of Additional Equipment for Mechatronics Loan 2652 03 May 2017 Cong Ty Co Phan Tu Van Cong Nghe Cao Va Cong | No. 7, Alley 49/87/25 Duc Giang St. Duc Giang Ward, Long Bien Dist. Hanoi, Viet Nam, Soc Rep of Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs 1,804,312.00 1,804,312.00
Supply and Delivery of Equipment for Ship Engine Operations and Repair (TB20 Lot 2) Loan 2652 22 Mar 2017 Hanoi Technology - Equipment JSC | T1 House, Group 2, K1B St, Phu Dien Ward Bac Tu Liem District, Hanoi Viet Nam Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs 1,189,122.69 1,140,323.64
Supply and Delivery of Navigation Equipment (TB20 Lot1) Loan 2652 22 Mar 2017 Tumiki JSC and Tecotec Group JSC (JV) | 9Th Floor, Cit Bldg, Lane 15 Duy Tan St Dich Vong Hau Ward, Cau Giay Dist, Hanoi Viet Nam Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs 1,288,790.79 1,237,648.61
Supply and Delivery of Additional Equipment for Industrial Electricity (TB22) Loan 2652 31 Jan 2017 Ving Quang Trading and Production JSC | No. 25 Alley 127/123 Hao Nam, O Cho Dua Ward, Dong Da District, Hanoi Viet Nam Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs 2,087,070.27 2,074,290.15
Supply and Delivery of Additional Equipment for Metal Cutting (TB21) Loan 2652 31 Jan 2017 Hung Linhtechnical Consultancy Co., Ltd. | 5Th Floor, Building 29 Huynh Thuc Khang Dong Da District, Hanoi Viet Nam Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs 2,250,000.00 2,250,000.00
Supply and Delivery of Additional Automotive Technology Equipment (TB19) Loan 2652 31 Jan 2017 Tan Phat Equipment Joint Stock Company | 168 Phan Trong Tue St., Thanh Liet Commune, Thanh Tri District, Hanoi Viet Nam Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs 3,027,368.46 3,005,288.08
Various Training and Project Management Expenses for the Period Oct-Dec 2016 (WA 00072) Loan 2652 20 Jan 2017 Various | Various Viet Nam Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs 106,591.44 94,968.05

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Skills Enhancement Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Oct 2017