HSU announced the organization of Vietnam tourism human resources forum 2019
On April 9th, Hoa Sen University (HSU) in collaboration with HCMC Department of Tourism held a press conference to announce the organization of Vietnam tourism human resources forum 2019.
With the approval of the HCMC People's Committee, Hoa Sen University cooperated with HCMC Department of Tourism to organize the Vietnam tourism human resources forum 2019. For the first time, the forum is planning on taking place at Thong Nhat hall, No. 135 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street, District 1, HCMC on April 4th with the topic of “Training Vietnam’s tourism human resources to develop a key economic sector”. As expected, the forum will be held once every two years.
Professor, Dr. Mai Hong Quy, President of Hoa Sen University (left) answered the reporter's question.
The topics of discussion at the event include some contents, such as: current situation and some viewpoint of training human resources for Vietnam tourism; policy making; training to meet the demand of the industry; effective application of new technologies in training.
According to Bui Ta Hoang Vu, Director of HCMC Department of Tourism, HCMC currently has about 140,000 people serving the tourism industry, 10% of which are untrained. In the whole country, there are around 1 million tourism workers, and approximately 20% of them are untrained. At present, there are 346 tourism training institutions from basic level to university level. Particularly, HCMC has 63 tourism training units (including: 24 universities; 20 colleges and 19 vocational schools).
However, there are some shortcomings in the organization of training in this industry. Besides, the scale of training increases sharply but has not met the demand of society. The quality of lecturers has not fully met the needs of reality. Connection between universities and businesses need to be more closed and synchronized. Furthermore, policies for training tourism human resources are not really suitable. They need to be renewed to create advantaged conditions for training.
Professor, Dr. Mai Hong Quy, President of Hoa Sen University said the percentage of Tourism, Restaurant - Hotel students has a job (survey since the year of graduation 2011 until now) is average 95%. Some students continue to improve their level with higher education at domestic and foreign universities or start their own businesses. The percentage of students having specialized jobs reached more than 53%, most of them work in 4 and 5-star hotels, famous travel agencies in Vietnam and the world.
The forum is expected to attract more than 300 delegates who are leaders of the government, relevant departments, tourism departments throughout the country; leading experts from agencies, enterprises; training schools; media; etc.
Vietnam tourism human resources forum 2019 is an opportunity for state management agencies, enterprises and tourism training institutions to exchange solutions to improve the quality of human resource training.