Prime Minister attends National Tourism Human Resources Forum
10:09 | 12/04/2019

VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attends the Viet Nam Tourism Human Resources Forum in Ho Chi Minh City on the morning of April 12.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attends the event

The event attracts more than 300 delegates who are representatives of relevant ministries and agencies, provincial departments of tourism, as well as leading experts and tourism training institutions, both at home and abroad.

The inaugural edition of its kind aims to seek solutions to improve the quality of human resources training for the tourism industry, towards developing it into a spearhead economic sector.

According to the organisers, Viet Nam’s tourism human resources have recorded significant progress in terms of quantity and structure. The quality of tourism human resources has been gradually enhanced.

Currently, there are 346 tourism training institutions at all levels from the primary to university level throughout the country, including 63 in HCM City alone (24 universities, 20 colleges and 19 intermediate schools).

However, the industry still has shortcomings in organizing training and developing tourism human resources.

Preliminary statistics from Viet Nam’s tourism sector show that the current tourism growth rate requires the training of about 25,000 new employees and the renewal of training for the same number of employees annually in order to meet the demand.

Viet Nam has about 1.3 million workers in the tourism sector, accounting for 2.5% of the country’s total employees, of whom about 20% are only trained on the spot and have yet to receive formal training.

In the development trend, it is not simple at all to find the answer to the problem of tourism human resources due to the shortcomings in the training scale and the issues of connection between schools and businesses as well as policies and legal corridors.

Therefore, the forum will provide a platform for state management agencies, businesses and tourism training institutions to meet and discuss measures to improve the quality of training human resources for Viet Nam’s tourism industry; objectively, comprehensively and scientifically evaluate Viet Nam’s human resources at present; and analyze the reality and demand for high-quality human resources training.

The forum will focus on three major topics, including training tourism human resources in line with enterprises’ demand, effectively applying new technologies in human resources training, and policy making in tourism human resources development.

As scheduled, PM Phuc will witness the signing of cooperation documents between universities and businesses at the forum.

By Vien Nhu

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