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, and their advancement of youth employment, access to decent work, entrepreneurship and lifelong learning opportunities.
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BILT Innovation and Learning Practices
– initiatives that have been implemented by European TVET stakeholders *
compiled in collaboration with BILT
i-hubs Innovative Practices – initiatives based on the concept of innovation within the TVET institutional context *compiled in collaboration with i-hubs project partners
Promising Practices – initiatives sourced from TVET stakeholders worldwide that have been implemented to address specific challenges
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Providing demand-driven skills training to disadvantaged youth
As Viet Nam’s economy has modernized, demand has increased for skilled labour. This has resulted in diminished prospects for youth in finding formal employment. REACH is a local non-governmental organization that trains young people, particularly those from low-income households, in service industry and ICT skills, thereby increasing their chances of securing employment. Training courses include food and beverage service, beauty spa and makeup, sales and marketing, web and graphic design, hairdressing and nail art, and housekeeping. In addition to practical and technical training, the courses include modules on good work habits and attitudes; ‘soft skills’ training; and life skill components, such as preparing a curriculum vitae, problem-solving, and time and money management. To ensure a low dropout rate, REACH actively supports and counsels the trainees throughout. In partnership with over 1,000 companies, REACH identifies the skills that are in demand, develops matching curricula, and assists graduates to find employment. On average, 80 per cent of graduates find employment within six months.
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