Overview of the workshop (Source: nhandan.com)
Vinh Phuc (VNA) – A workshop was held on December 9 in Vinh Phuc, aiming at foster the sustainable partnership of Vietnamese and US educational institutions and business circles.

The event, co-organised by Vinh Phuc provincial People’s Committee and Portland State University in the US state of Oregon, is an activity in the framework of the Vietnam–Oregon Initiative (VOI) in honour of the 20th anniversary of the normalisation of Vietnam-US ties.

The Vietnam-Oregon Initiative is a collaborative network founded to foster and deepen partnerships between individuals and organisations of Vietnam and Oregon.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Tri said the workshop presents opportunities for local educational managers, experts, enterprises and training institutions to share information and experience in training human resources of high caliber, as well as to introduce local potential to US investors.

The US experts introduced vocational training models in Oregon and shared their experience in building close ties between vocational training facilities and enterprises.

They also discussed the challenges the Vietnam’s tertiary education network will face in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership and forecast the province’s future demand for high quality human resources.

In October, Vietnam and Oregon signed a Letter of Intent on enhancing cooperation in politics, education – training, trade- investment, agriculture, urban planning, the environment, tourism and people exchange.

Over the past decades, Oregon state has provided active support for Vietnam in search and rescue work and human resource training.

There are hundreds of Vietnamese students pursuing their studies in Oregon.-VNA