Training of trainers for Vietnamese labour inspectors (Do Son District, Viet Nam 4-8 March 2013)

At the request of the Viet Nam Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), the ILO, in collaboration with the MOLISA Inspectorate, carried out a training of trainers for labour inspectors.

News | Ginebra, Suiza | 08 March 2013
At the request of the Viet Nam Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), the ILO, in collaboration with the MOLISA Inspectorate, carried out a training of trainers for labour inspectors.

The activity brought together 43 participants from across the country including representatives of the workers' (VGCL) and employer's (VCCI) organisations. The Chief Inspector opened the activity noting that it was a rare opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills of inspector trainers, who will contribute to building the capacity of potential new recruits in the context of the proposed master plan for labour inspection until 2020.

The objectives of the TOT were:

• To improve the understanding and ability of participants to design, implement and evaluate their own training activities;
• To increase awareness among labour inspectors about the use of training as a tool for raising awareness with the social partners and other stakeholders and thereby improving labour law compliance;
• To improve the soft skills of participants both as labour inspectors and trainers.
• The sessions covered a range of topics including occupational safety and health, general working conditions, child labour and other vulnerable groups of workers, gender equality and the employment relationship.

The activity was part of a larger ILO project being undertaken in Viet Nam with funding from the Norwegian Government on good governance through labour administration and inspection.