The seminar was held within the framework of a joint development programme for seven central coastal provinces including Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Thua Thien - Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Khanh Hoa.
Delegates at the meeting heard 24 reports on development in the region and the need for more human resources training in the region.
They focused on analysing the region’s advantages in human resources, evaluating the supply and demand in the labour market, and forecasting the demand for human resources to support socio-economic development in the region up to 2020.
Participants also discussed developing co-operation in training human resources, defining policies to improve relevant planning, and promoting the development of high quality human resources.
A number of joint training programmes between local authorities and businesses, industrial parks, and export processing zones were signed during the seminar, particulary in the fields of tourism, health, and vocational training.
Statistics presented at the seminar showed that the region currently has 5.8 million people of working age, accounting for 71.3% of the region’s total population. This can be a big advantage but it also creates pressure for employment, education and training, especially vocational training, in line with the direction of regional economic restructuring.
The educational and training system in the region is relatively extensive, with 27 universities, 36 colleges and 242 vocational training centres, but it still does not meet the demands of the labour force, particularly for high quality human resources.