Vietnam, Norway cooperate in vocational training, business development hinh anh 1Secretary General of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Pham Thi Thu Hang (third to the right) at the working session (Source: VNA)

London (VNA) – Vietnam is taking a number of measures to strengthen bilateral cooperation with Norway in vocational training and development of enterprises, according to the Vietnamese Embassy in Norway.

The efforts were reiterated at working sessions during a recent Norway visit by Secretary General of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Pham Thi Thu Hang.

Addressing their working session in Oslo on November 2, Hang and Director General of the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) Kristin Skogen Lund highlighted collaboration between the VCCI and NHO in the past years on the basis of their agreement signed in 2004.

Cooperation between the two sides was part of a development cooperation framework funded by the Norwegian Government via the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Under the agreement, the VCCI and NHO have implemented projects on vocational training with the involvement of Vietnam’s businesses and vocational training institutions. They also focused on the development of the private sector, experience sharing on tripartite dialogue between employers, employees and government, and policies relating industrial development

Norway’s vocational training methods have been applied in four Vietnamese vocational training institutions, said Manager of the VCCI-NHO vocational training project Kurt Nilssen.

The targeted institutions have established consultancy councils involving representatives from local authorities, trainers, enterprises in a bid to improve vocational training quality and meet businesses’ demand on human resources, he said.

Vietnamese Ambassador Le Thi Tuyet Mai highlighted potential for cooperation in vocational training and the development of enterprises between the two nations, emphasising Norway’s experiences in state-owned enterprise equitisation and private sector development.-VNA