Such figures are part of a national plan for a network of vocational education facilities during the 2021-2030 period, with a vision for 2045, which was recently signed by Deputy PM Tran Luu Quang.
Under the plan, by 2020, Vietnam will have a network of vocational schools that is diverse and well distributed by sector and region, meeting the country’s development needs, especially for highly-skilled workers.
The proportion of private and foreign-funded vocational training facilities is expected to rise to 45% by 2025 and 50% by 2030. The plan also sets out a vision for 2045, when Vietnam’s vocational quality is among the top in ASEAN.
The number of students recruited by vocational schools will be around 2.5-2.7 million per year by 2025 and 3.8-4 million per year by 2030.
The Red River Delta region and the north-central and central coastal region each will account for 26% of the total number of facilities, followed by the south-eastern region with 17%.
The plan also outlines several measures to realise the aforementioned goals.