Vietnamese representatives and their overseas colleagues debated changing education for a changing world at an international conference in London.

The three-day conference, the sixth of its kind to be held annually in the UK, attracted 1,500 delegates from 80 countries and will conclude on March 15.

At the conference, policy makers and managers discussed recent discoveries and solutions to emerging educational issues.

As part of the conference, a seminar themed ‘Vietnam - Land of Opportunities’ was held by the British Council and its partners on March 13, attended by Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Education and Training Tran Quang Quy.

During the seminar, Minister of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen praised the British Council’s initiative in holding the seminar and its support for Vietnam in developing its human resources.

Chuyen highlighted the Vietnamese Government’s efforts to prioritise this area and gain overseas funding to help turn Vietnam into a country full of opportunities.

She said she hopes to work closer with the British Council and other UK partners in vocational training, job generation, poverty reduction and social welfare.

More than 100 delegates representing UK educational and vocational training and, universities and colleges showed interest in Vietnam’s human resources and vocational training priorities and cooperation possibilities.

During her visit to the UK, Minister Chuyen met with officials from the UK’s Department for Education, the National Apprenticeship Service and other agencies on vocational training. She later visited the City and Islington College.-VNA