Project Title: MOnitoring Trends In Vietnamese graduates’ Employment – MOTIVE
Duration: 3 years (15/01/2020-14/01/2023)
Project reference number: 609781- EPP-1-2019-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP
Programme: Erasmus +
Action: Capacity Building in the field Higher Education (CBHE). In the recent years, the Vietnamese public authorities raised the need to provide information on labour markets in combination with the actual human resources produced by the universities, as a priority for the governance of the higher education in Vietnam. In this framework, the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam (MOET) has started to consider the tracer study of universities and colleges as a core priority for developing the higher education sector in the country. Since 2017, tertiary education institutions are asked to provide MOET with information on the employment status of their graduates, yet the existent graduates tracking studies suffer inconsistency of contents and scatter methodology. The MOTIVE Project, supported and inspired by MOET, aims at ensuring that the Vietnamese HE system address the challenging of reform policy implementation on graduates tracking by monitoring their transition towards the labour markets as well as their employment status, through the set-up of the first National Center for Graduates Tracking in Vietnam. Thanks to the set-up of the Center, the first graduates employment status survey of the Vietnamese Graduates, developed on a unique methodology and tools, will be run, supported by the network of stakeholders to be set up during the Project life cycle. Capacity building activities, namely trainings and workshop addressed to Vietnamese universities staff, on how to manage and exploit graduates data for survey release and on how to support the policy reform of HE system, stays as a pillar of the initiative. The impact envisaged is to modernize the Higher Education sector by promoting an informative based approach to policy reform. The sustainable tools and methodologies develop within the initiative will help to evaluate, monitor and compare the success of higher education graduates, measure the effects of policies and assess the attainment of benchmarks and goals.