VGP – Prime Minister
Nguyen Xuan Phuc attends the Viet Nam Tourism Human Resources Forum in Ho Chi
Minh City on the morning of April 12.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attends the event
The event attracts more
than 300 delegates who are representatives of relevant ministries and agencies,
provincial departments of tourism, as well as leading experts and tourism
training institutions, both at home and abroad.
The inaugural edition of
its kind aims to seek solutions to improve the quality of human resources
training for the tourism industry, towards developing it into a spearhead
According to the
organisers, Viet Nam’s tourism human resources have recorded significant
progress in terms of quantity and structure. The quality of tourism human
resources has been gradually enhanced.
Currently, there are 346
tourism training institutions at all levels from the primary to university level
throughout the country, including 63 in HCM City alone (24 universities, 20
colleges and 19 intermediate schools).
However, the industry
still has shortcomings in organizing training and developing tourism human
from Viet Nam’s tourism sector show that the current tourism growth rate
requires the training of about 25,000 new employees and the renewal of training
for the same number of employees annually in order to meet the demand.
Viet Nam has about 1.3
million workers in the tourism sector, accounting for 2.5% of the country’s
total employees, of whom about 20% are only trained on the spot and have yet to
receive formal training.
In the development trend,
it is not simple at all to find the answer to the problem of tourism human
resources due to the shortcomings in the training scale and the issues of
connection between schools and businesses as well as policies and legal
Therefore, the forum will
provide a platform for state management agencies, businesses and tourism
training institutions to meet and discuss measures to improve the quality of
training human resources for Viet Nam’s tourism industry; objectively,
comprehensively and scientifically evaluate Viet Nam’s human resources at
present; and analyze the reality and demand for high-quality human resources
The forum will focus on
three major topics, including training tourism human resources in line with
enterprises’ demand, effectively applying new technologies in human resources
training, and policy making in tourism human resources development.
As scheduled, PM Phuc
will witness the signing of cooperation documents between universities and
businesses at the forum.