Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Ho Chi Minh City and Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam co-host the first Taiwan-Vietnam Industrial Cooperation Seminar
The Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Ho Chi Minh City and the Ministry of Education and Training in Vietnam therefore worked together and hosted the First Taiwan-Vietnam Industrial Cooperation Seminar, with the shared goal of bridging the gap between the industry and education sectors in Vietnam.
The Director General of the International Cooperation Department, and the Director General of Technological and Vocational Education Department of the Ministry of Education and Training; a Director General from the Ministry of Education and Training Southern Office, a Director from the General Directorate of Vocational Training of the National Institute of Vocational Training; the Deputy Director of the Bureau of Education in Ho Chi Minh City; representatives from 12 junior colleges and universities; and representatives from 10 Taiwanese business companies came to attend the seminar.
Dr. Hoan Ngoc Vinh, Director General of the Technological and Vocational Education Department of the Ministry of Education gave a presentation at the seminar about the Vietnam government’s laws and regulations governing industrial cooperation. The Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Ho Chi Minh City introduced and explained Taiwan’s cooperative education, industry cooperation, and other cooperative management models. The delegates then split into two groups – one focusing on mechanical engineering and one focusing on chemical engineering – to further discuss possibilities for future cooperation.
The seminar attracted approximately 90 people. At the closing ceremony, a spokesperson from the Ministry of Education and Training in Vietnam asked the education sectors to rethink their curricula, establish Mandarin programs, open their doors to Taiwanese industries, and engage in industrial cooperation with the business and industry sector. The seminar was the first step toward setting up a network of cooperation between the business sector and the educational institutions. The delegates who attended commented that the seminar was very meaningful, successful, and productive.