ILO Career Guidance Package and Mobile Phone App “ILO-Huong nghiep” aims to improve young people’s access to career guidance services - to make the right career choice - .

Article | 02 October 2020
The mobile phone application is now available in Apple Store and going to be available in Google Store in the upcoming days.
Hanoi, Viet Nam, 2 Oct 2020 - To narrow the gap between traditional training and the rapid changes of technology in the context of I.R 4.0, a mobile phone application was developed based on the ILO’s Career Guidance Package for Viet Nam -developed for young people (ages 14 to 19). The tool was developed using Garner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences to help students discover their own interests, aptitude, and potentials.

Counsellor Mr. Ivan Nesterov on behalf of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, representatives of national constituents, universities, schools, NGOs, and enterprises participated in the launching event.

The Russian Embassy representative, ILO, and partners touched the virtual button on the screen to launch the career guidance tools and signed the Minute on disseminating ILO career guidance package and mobile phone application, so that other organizations can use, develop and customize the career guidance set of tools for their activities.
The launching event was initiated by attractive opening remarks from of Ms. Valentina Barcucci, Labour Economist of ILO/CO-Hanoi. She mentioned the Lenin’s famous quote “Study, Study and Study Again”  mentioned about 100 years ago, the quote still resonates with generations of students, not only in the Russian Federation but also in Viet Nam and is often used to motivate people to study in any situation and at any stage of their lives, it also highlights the importance of career guidance for youth to choose a suitable education pathway.

The launch was followed by in-depth technical discussion on experiences in implementing career guidance in provinces, and upcoming planned activities to be carried out by all participants. A highlight of the discussion, was the intervention made by a representative from MOVI company, who shared the enterprise’s increasing attention to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and the special care they have vis-à-vis their workers and their families -career guidance for workers’ children was the reason why they joined the event.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) officially launches the Career Guidance Package and Mobile Phone Application for Vietnamese students aged 14-19

Through the wide use of this App, students are expected to understand the world of work and being able to prepare their own career development path, as well as to identify suitable career options after high school. The tool also help to gather opinions, engage parents and family members and facilitates the role of teachers. The tool is more effective when used in combination with counselling from teachers or specialized personnel at school level. In the next development phases, the application will be improved with new features and updated content.

The mobile phone application of The Career Guidance Package was developed within the framework of the “Applying the G20 Training Strategy in Viet Nam: A partnership of the ILO and the Russian Federation (Phase 2)”.