Career Orientation Day - Job Opportunities in Tourism Sector for Students in Quang Nam and Da Nang

This provides an opportunity for tourism businesses and schools to collaborate in providing employment services to students, an area that will be further supported by the project in the near future.

Background

According to the Training Needs Assessment report and consultation workshops conducted by Skills for Trade in 2014 under the ILO’s STED methodology, linkages between schools and businesses in Quang Nam are still weak, though they signed a Memorandum of Understanding for collaboration almost two years ago. To respond, the Skills for Trade project signed a service contract with Quang Nam Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism (DoCST) in February 2015 to strengthen the collaboration and consolidate the MOUs between schools and businesses in tourism industry in Da Nang city and Quang Nam province. In order to signify a new stage of collaboration under newly signed MOUs between schools and businesses, the project will work with Quang Nam Tourism Association to organize a Career Orientation Day for students in Da Nang city and Quang Nam Province on 29th May 2015.

Having the same project locations and a common priority of capacity building for human resources development in tourism sector, the Skills for Trade project will join with the Sustainable and Responsible tourism project (SART)/ILO Hanoi in this event to contribute technical and financial supports, and to take advantage of the stakeholder training institution-enterprise network established by the SART project.

Objectives

  • Provide an opportunity for schools and businesses in tourism industry in Da Nang and Quang Nam to work together in providing better career choices to students
  • Improve the capacity of Quang Nam Tourism Association in event organization
  • Enhance the role and the image of Quang Nam Tourism Association in bridging between its members and training institutions in Da Nang and Quang Nam

Participant

Around 800 students from 13 training institutions, teachers from the 16 training institutions, representatives from almost 30 big businesses in Da Nang and Quang Nam. The event also attracts participation of approximately 160 local officials in related government agencies in Quang Nam province, Hoi An city and Da Nang city, plus the media.