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MEDIA RELEASE

DATE: 16 May 2019

SUBJECT: Human Resource Development for the Logistics Industry and Future Trends in Viet Nam

 

Bridging the gap in vocational education and training (VET) in the logistics sector

16 May 2019 – A forum on Human Resource Development for the Logistics Industry and Future Trends in Viet Nam was held today in Ho Chi Minh City under Aus4Skills, an Australian Government funded program. The forum discussed concrete actions to be taken forward by government, Vocational and Education (VET) colleges and the logistics industry to close the gap between skills supply and demand in Vietnam.

VET colleges often face challenges aligning graduate’s skills with industry needs, which leads to skills shortages in the job market. Consequently, graduates are placed in low skilled positions with employers having to invest in re-training. “With e-commerce and automation changing the landscape of the logistics sector dramatically, there will be a specific focus on actions to re-skill the existing workforce to be competent in the technology, thereby further improving the competitiveness of the Vietnamese logistics industry.” Mr Le Duy Hiep, President of VLA said in his presentation on The Workforce Stocktaking in Vietnamese Logistics industry.

During the forum, representatives from Ministry of Industry and Trade and Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs discussed the importance of human resource development, logistics enterprises’ role in setting skills standards and building skills for the sector’s future workforce.

The Logistics Industry Reference Council (LIRC), an industry-led model established by the Aus4Skills program, was used throughout the forum as an example of successful partnership between industry and VET providers to develop occupational and skills standards in the logistics sector. The LIRC helps ensure that the skills of graduates are relevant, meet employer’s needs, which results in improved productivity and efficiency in the logistics sector.

Talking about the Australian Government’s investment in developing the LIRC through the Aus4Skills program, Ms Petrina Lawson, Deputy Consul-General from the Australian Consulate-General in HCMC said, “Australia has a strong commitment to supporting improvements to Vietnam’s logistics industry, which in turn we hope will help advance Vietnam’s economic development.”

The forum was an initiative of VCCI and Vietnamese Logistics Association (VLA) and was supported by the Australian Government. It brought together representatives from businesses as well as the Vietnamese government and Australian experts.

For further information, please contact:

Nguyn Thị Thu Thủy, Office Manager

Vietnam Logistics Association

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Ms. Nguyễn Đạo Tuyết Nga, Communications Manager

Aus4Skills

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