Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Association for Vocational Training and Social Works announced the establishment of the Vietnam Beauty Association (VNBA) in Hanoi on May 31.

Present at the launching ceremony were representatives from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the National Assembly's Committee for Social Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Vietnam Women’s Union.

Speaking at the ceremony, Vice President of the Vietnam Association for Vocational Training and Social Works Nguyen Thi Thuan said the VNBA was founded to connect all organisations and individuals working in the beauty industry in the hope of providing safe and high-quality beauty services for people.

The association will develop a set of occupational skill standards and a training curriculum for professions such as hairstyling, makeup and skincare services; organise seminars, vocational training courses and courses in management and soft skills to improve the capabilities of its members.

It will also be responsible for holding national and international skill competitions and bolstering international cooperation in the field.

The VNBA is run by the Vietnam Association for Vocational Training and Social Works under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.-VNA