FLEMISH ASSOCIATION FOR DEVELOPMENTCO-OPERATION AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE Career Guidance Program (2011 – 2013)
Outline• Rationale to support Career Guidance: National policy context - Importance of quality• What is Career Guidance? Structure at secondary schools in Vietnam• VVOB Career Guidance Program: Objective - Results - Implementation approach
Rationale to support Career Guidance - National policy context• Governmental Decision 126/CP on Career Guidance and use of graduated SS students signed 19 Mar. 1981• Circular 31-TT signed 17 Nov. 1981 on “guidance for implementation of Decision 126/CP• Article 27 of Educational Law: objective of LSE and USE which also refer to Career Guidance in SE• Educational program according to decision 16/2006/QĐ- BGDĐT dated 5 May 2006, which indicate ECG activity is in formal teaching plan
Rationale to support Career Guidance – Importance of qualityHigh quality career guidance benefits the education system, the labour market and students’ personal development:• Limited and/or low quality career guidance less optimal ratio of graduated students joining TVET institutions colleges and University unbalanced human resources• The current CG system does not result in positive perceptions of and choices for TVET• Shortage of TVET students shortage of skilled labour
What is Career Guidance? Structure at secondary schools in Vietnam Career Guidance (CG)Career Orientation (CO) activity Vocational information and skills9 periods/school year Integration in other Technology subject Education of GeneralLS (grade 9) subjects Professions (EGP)9 periods/school year activityUS(grade 10+11+12) + Extra curriculum activity Grade 9: 35 periods 75 periods LS (not (2 periods/month) Grade10. 11: 52.5 compulsory) period 105 periods US: grade Grade 12: 35 period 11Organized in schools Organized in schools Organized in schools Organized in schools and/or CGTCGs and CCECG
VVOB Career Guidance Program ObjectiveSpecific objective:• DOET, schools and MOs of 5 provinces have the capacity to jointly improve quality and relevance of vocational education through improved career guidance in secondary education.
VVOB Career Guidance Program Results• Result 1:DOET supports improved career guidance for LSE and USE students• Result 2:SE schools (including centres) deliver needs based vocational courses• Result 3:MOs are creating awareness of value of vocational education in parents and students
VVOB Career Guidance Program Implementation approachBuilding on existing achievements of the education program:• Trained school managers, teachers in different ATL teaching methods• Experience in ATL• Experience in developing materials• Experience in TOT and multiplication approach• Experience in working with “Education and Life” Clubs, CESB