Training workshop on ‘Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification’ methodology

This training workshop forms an initial part of the ILO project Applying the G20 Training Strategy (Phase 2), which aims to strengthen Skills Development systems. It is designed to be relevant as a stand-alone training course, and also to enhance collaboration on Project implementation.

STED provides a means to assist Project countries in developing systems to consistently identify and anticipate skills needed by key tradable economic sectors, and in providing these skills through TVET and other education and training provision. It integrates this into a framework that engages ministries, social partners and other stakeholders in setting and delivering on sector skills priorities. This is relevant to Viet Nam as it aims to make Skills Development more responsive to sector development needs, and to improve the employment prospects of its workers and learners.

Overall Objective

The overall objective of the workshop has been to enhance the capacity of national and sectoral practitioners, social partners, policy institutions, training providers and academic institutions to:

Analyse and anticipate skill needs in export-oriented sectors that have growth potential and design effective skills response strategies that contribute to higher and more diversified exports with more and better job creation.

Target Audience
The training content is addressed to a mixed audience including:
  • Representatives of Government Ministries and agencies;
  • Representatives of Workers’ and Employers’ Organizations, including sectoral organizations;
  • Policy institutions; and
  • Representatives of training institutions and universities and research institutions.
  • Training Structure and Content
The 3-day training workshop took place in Hai Phong, Viet Nam and adopted a good mix of technical content and action learning through group work.