Tourism sector urged to create condition for tourism training enterprises

NDO – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam urged the tourism sector to attract enterprises in training human resources for tourism.

The Deputy PM, who is also Head of the State Steering Committee on Tourism, made the requirement while chairing the committee’s meeting in Hanoi on July 6 to discuss measures to develop human resources.

A report released by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism indicates that there are nearly 2.25 million people working in the tourism industry. The sector will need 3 million competent tourism workers by 2020. According to delegates, human resources for tourism have made considerable progress in scale and quality, gradually meeting the requirements of tourism development.

However, human resources reserved for tourism are limited in terms of quantity, foreign language skills, computer skills, work ethic and soft skills.

In addition, the training scale is not large enough, with only 156 tourism training establishments in the country. The uneven capacity, inadequate training; lack of experienced teachers, and lack of close linkage between state management agencies, training establishments and tourism enterprises are also main reason for the lack of high quality human resources.

At the conclusion of the meeting, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam proposed relevant ministries to soon set the standard for the training of human resources for tourism. It is necessary to select a number of cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City as the training centers, which will coordinate with major hotels to train human resources, develop training programs for tourism workers, especially, tourism operators working in “homestay” tourism models.

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