How to improve the quality of human resources in Vietnam was the focus of a workshop held in Hanoi on April 1.

Jointly organised by the Centre for Socio-Economic Information and Forecast (CSEIF) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Irish Embassy in Vietnam, the event is part of a programme funded by the Government of Ireland, which aims to discuss and introduce studies on the labour market in Vietnam.

Addressing the workshop, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung said Vietnam has reaped remarkable achievements in economic development in recent years and the country is integrating intensively into the regional and international economy.

However, Vietnam needs to raise the quality of human resources to establish a labour market that can meet common requirements, Dung stressed.

Fiona Quinn from the Irish Embassy said data introduced at the conference will help policymakers revise and update specific information, thus taking measures to develop a real labour market in Vietnam.

According to the CSEIF, with 83 percent of employees untrained in vocational skills, it seems improbable that Vietnam’s workforce can work with model production lines.

Participants said Vietnam should be determined to reform its education system and vocational training in order to improve the quality of human resources in the future.-VNA