The parent and student reception area of Nguyen Tat Thanh Vocational School was packed with students and their parents who arrived at the school to register for school on July 12.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Hoa from Ward 11 of Go Vap District in Ho Chi Minh City said her daughter scored 15.25 in the tenth grade exam, failing schools of her choice. After being sleepless one night, she and her husband decided to let their child study at the pharmacy faculty of Nguyen Tat Thanh Middle School.
She said she does not force the child to take the exam in tenth grade. Above all, my child feels comfortable and confident that vocational training or continuing education remains an open path for her. Admittedly, she was a little worried because the child is too young to learn a trade, but she supported the child.
Having just completed the school admission procedure, student Hoang Thi My Linh from District 12 said that due to the wrong choice of schools, she failed in public high schools despite being a good student in the colleges for four years.
Encouraged by her parents, she decided to study nursing for 3½ years at Nguyen Tat Thanh Middle School. After four years, she will have both a bachelor’s degree and a vocational training diploma.
Professor Hoang Quoc Long, principal of Nguyen Tat Thanh Middle School, said students will focus on practical skills to study professions such as fashion design and beauty care, business services and refrigeration to earn money. money after graduation.
Each year, HCMC’s Dai Viet Vocational College spends about 15% of the 2,000 enrollment quota for ninth graders who failed to make the cut in public high schools. In addition, students receive 50% of tuition fees for learning literature; In addition, the school has a reward every semester to help good students overcome daily difficulties while studying at the school.
Also, all majors have almost 100% employment rate after graduation, said Dr. Le Lam, Rector of Dai Viet College.
At Vien Dong Vocational College, school principal Dr. Tran Thanh Hai said that by the end of July 10, the school had recruited nearly 30 percent of the quota for 15 tenth graders. Dr. Hai said this is a very optimistic signal and estimates that by the end of July the school will enroll 50% of the quota of ninth graders who failed in public high schools.
According to teacher Long, there are two separate programs for failing ninth graders. In the first program, after 2.5-3 years of study, learners will receive an intermediate diploma, and at the same time, they will receive a certificate of completion of literary studies according to the regulations of the Ministry of Education and training if they wish. continue his studies in any college.
If the learners choose the second program, they will receive both professional training and learn literature according to the continuing education program. After graduation, they can totally enter the universities of their choice.
Currently, vocational schools such as Vien Dong College, Ho Chi Minh City Economic – Technical College, Thu Duc College of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City International College, Ho Chi Minh City College of Economics and Khoi Viet International Intermediate School are offering courses in car. mechanics, industrial and civil electricity, hotels and restaurants, food processing technology, construction, business administration, logistics and software creation.
Dang Minh Su, head of the Vocational Education Division of the Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Ho Chi Minh City, said that to help vocational schools continue to attract students who do not have no good results in public high schools. , the department has put in place specific means such as promoting communication to attract students, registration assistance portal, registration conferences, student cooperation with vocational education institutions, businesses.
In particular, they will benefit from modifying the appropriate training program with the requirements of the enterprise workstation based on national production standards or occupational skill standards and enterprise standards.