At the meeting, Mr. Hayashida Takayuki (Project Senior Advisor, JICA) said that the KOSEN model had been applied in Japan since the 1960s. The KOSEN model’s feature is to train high - quality human resources to meet the needs of businesses and ensure 100% graduates have jobs.
Another outstanding feature of the KOSEN model is that the training is not only theoretical, but also the practical skills and creative through real activities and researches; highly qualified trainers and good training equipments; high quality training with small group model ... The effective application of training under the KOSEN model will solve the demand for human resources with practical skills and creative ability for businesses.
Recognizing the advantages of the KOSEN model, the Department of Human Resources Development - Ministry of Industry and Trade cooperated with JICA (Japan) to implement the KOSEN model in some schools under the Ministry such as Cao Thang College, Hue Industrial College ...
Deputy Minister Le Quan appreciated the KOSEN model and affirmed that this was a model that managed the training of students from junior high schools, in combination with training of high quality human resources for businesses effectively. The Government of Vietnam always expects the Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs to pilot the model in combination with high quality human resources training to serve the industrialization and modernization of the country. The Deputy Minister hoped that the KOSEN model could be piloted and replicated in the system of universities, colleges and secondary schools managed by MOLISA.
The Deputy Minister emphasized that enterprises had high demand for labour with basic skills. These skills should be trained at schools, in addition to strong professional knowledge so that graduates can meet the requirements of the enterprises. The KOSEN model which has been applied at some schools in Vietnam showed that students have the opportunity to develop creative thinking and more active in learning. They can integrate easily after graduation.
Deputy Minister Le Quan suggested that Japan would continue to support schools in Vietnam and assigned the Directorate of Vocational Education gather with the Japanese project to research, cooperate and deploy effectively the KOSEN model at affiliated educational institutions. This also is the reasonable road deployed by the Ministry in order to develop the training programs reaching the international level.
Moreover, the Deputy Minister also agreed with the Delegation on the policy of setting up representative offices in Vietnam and organizing seminars in 2018, thus enabling conditions for signing and cooperating sustainably.