Hoa-Sua-at-FIESS-Final-Presentation-CD2

Report
Montréal, October 17th to 20th 2011
Outline
Background of Vietnam’s economy.
Vietnam’s Labour Market.
Key Issues with Vocational Training and Employment.
A Vocational School for Disadvantaged Youth.
Hoa Sua’s Achievements.
Hoa Sua’s Challenges.
Vietnam
Background
One of the best-performing economies in Asia, growing at
about 7% per year;
Became the 150th WTO member in 2006 and a middleincome country in 2010;
Has a young population (64% of all citizens are at
working-age);
Shift in labour sector (rapid growth in service sectors,
particularly tourism).
Vietnam
The Labour Market
More than 1 million people entering the labor market
annually;
26% of the labor force is trained (6.5% are trained at
vocational colleges);
Only 60% of vocational training graduates meet
requirements of local enterprises and FDI firms;
Vietnam is facing a big shortage of skilled workers.
Vocational Training and Employment
Key Issues
1.
2.
3.
Limited access to education, particularly for the young
rural and disadvantaged population;
Large gap between the vocational training programs being
delivered and the needs of local enterprises;
Lack of skills among the labour force.
So … What can be done to ensure that graduates from
vocational training schools are able to find jobs
suitable for what they have been trained to do?
What impact do policy and economic issues have?
Hoa Sua School for Disadvantaged Youth
What is it?
A social vocational school supports Vietnam’s poverty reduction
strategy by providing high quality training and job placements to
young people, especially to disadvantaged youth.
The Students at Hoa Sua
Abused and trafficked
women, natural disaster/
agent orange victims (3%)
Hearing impaired and
disabled youth (11%)
Orphans and street
children (26%)
Children of war invalids
(19%)
Children of extremely
poor families (31%)
Business model used to provide tuition-free
education to youth who would otherwise
not have access.
Benefits for Students at Hoa Sua
Uniforms,
accommodation, meals
and transport
B
C
A
Students
E
D
Hoa Sua’s Business Model
Hoa Sua’s Strategy
Hoa Sua also provides vocational training adapted to labour market needs
to further narrow the gap between training and employment.
2
1
Hoa Sua School
+
Enterprises/ Partner
Groups
4
3
Hoa Sua’s Acheivements
the largest non-public Vocational Training
First and still
Institute in Vietnam;
first
The
assessment center for Vietnam Tourism
Occupational Skills;
Annual intake of 750 students;
Approximately
7,000
disadvantaged youth were trained
since 1994;
100% graduates find jobs right after graduation;
Aim to reintegrate graduates (many from rural and minority
areas) into their home regions and economies;
Majority of professional teachers are former students.
Challenges
As a private school, Hoa Sua is not subsidized by the
Government, making it hard to recruit qualified teachers
High costs of operating training school-run enterprises
Slow down in business due to current economic crisis and
increasing competition from other schools and enterprises
Early stages of a social economy in Vietnam
Hoa Sua’s Future
Develop new relationships with international
organizations to strengthen Hoa Sua school
Develop more partnerships with private
enterprises in Vietnam to provide training and
employment opportunities for students
Increase self sufficiency and profitability of Hoa
Sua’s training businesses
Thank You!
www.HoaSuaSchool.com
Contact us: [email protected]
For further information, visit the Uniterra table in
Rm 710

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