The best career guidance expert participated in the National Career Conference 2020 at Van Lang University

(VLU, 13/1/2020) - On January 11, 2020, Van Lang University cooperated with the Australian National Association of Vocational Education and Training, the Ho Chi Minh City Career Center for Human Resource Development under the Ho Chi Minh City Vocational Education Association and  Vietnamese Union of Universities and Colleges to organize the National Career Conference 2020 with the theme "Career for Generation Z: advantages and challenges".

This is the first time Van Lang University co-organized the National Career Conference event, with the participation of international speakers and leading career guidance experts in Vietnam, which is a place to exchange professional experience of those who work in career guidance and are interested in vocational orientation at the high school and university levels.

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National Career Conference 2020 is a place to exchange and meet with international speakers and leading career guidance experts in Vietnam:

  • Career guidance Specialist Col McCowan – Member of the National Education Association of Australia, Founder and Director of Cromach Careers.
  •  Phoenix Phung Hoang Ho – Director of Song An Social Career Orientation Enterprise.
  • MSc. Dao Thu Hien – International Education Specialist, General Director of Golden Path Academic Vietnam.
  • MSc. Luong Thanh Binh – CEO of AmericanSTEM – a pioneer in bringing STEM education to the Vietnamese academic community.
  • 119 lecturers from Van Lang University and 96 lecturers from other universities and colleges, 86 leaders and teachers from 49 high schools in 10 provinces, 823 high school students attended the event in two sessions. morning and afternoon.

vlu hoi nghi hnqg bAssoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu - Rector of Van Lang University gave souvenirs to show gratitude to delegates and presenters at the event.

Speaking at the opening of the Conference, Dr. Luu Duc Tien - Vice President of the Vocational Education Association - Ho Chi Minh City - representative of the Organizing Committee, demonstrated the importance of career guidance in the Project "Vocational Education and Orientation for Student in General Education for the period 2018 - 2025" issued by the Prime Minister on May 14, 2018 under Decision No. 522/QD-TTg (Project 522) and thanked Van Lang University for being a dedicated organizer.

Vocational education and career development: Importance, components and case studies

The plenary session of the Conference took place at Trinh Cong Son Hall, exploring modern vocational theory and general knowledge. Psychologist Col McCowan introduced the CED Career Orientation Program - a planned learning program that trains students' personal and professional skills, knowledge, and awareness so that they can make  career decisions and manage their own career.

vlu hoi nghi hnqg cCareer Orientation expert Col McCowan hopes that, like Australia, Vietnam will successfully deploy professional career support activities.

After the plenary session, the National Career Conference 2020 divided into 4 in-depth discussion sessions on different topics, led by leading career guidance experts in Vietnam.

Career Orientation with students – Discover and find yourself through contemplation

vlu hoi nghi hnqg d 409x420MSc. Phoenix Phung Hoang Ho – Director of Song An Social Career Orientation Enterprise is a leading expert on career guidance in Vietnam. She brings interesting exercises for teachers who are academic advisors of universities and colleges.

vlu huongnghiepqg bLogo drawing practice to guess personality, interests and personality presented by Phoenix Phung Hoang Ho attracted many teachers and made them confidently present their ideas in front of everyone.

From high school to career path: the skills needed for success

vlu hoi nghi hnqg fMSc. Dao Thu Hien - General Director of Golden Path Academic Vietnam - gave advice for career counselors at Van Lang University about the Top 10 skills employers need in 2020 that students need to be equipped with: Problem – Critical thinking – Creativity – Leadership – Cooperation and teamwork – EQ Emotional intelligence, Evaluation and decision making – Having a “service” attitude – Negotiation – Flexible thinking ".

Develop skills and career orientation through experiential education in schools

The session of Mr. Luong Thanh Binh – CEO of AmericanSTEM  for both high school and university teachers  focused on experiential education – a modern educational method in schools, helping students actively discover and locate themselves. The master's interesting games created a lively atmosphere, encouraged teachers to work in groups, discuss and design learning products.

High school students received Holland career guidance at Van Lang University

In the afternoon session of the National Career Conference 2020, Van Lang University welcomed 823 students and 23 teachers from 10 high schools in Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Nai to visit the studying space of Van Lang students and received in-depth career counseling based on the Holland test.

hhhnqg campus aVan Lang University welcomed high school students and teachers to visit the School and learning space of students on the afternoon of Saturday, January 11, 2020.

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With a team of 29 professional career counselors, based on Holland test data, Van Lang University organized in-depth career counseling in 12 classrooms arranged in 6 different career groups: (1) Engineering, (2) Research, (3) Arts, (4) Society, (5) Management, (6) Profession

hhhnqg campus dStudents visited the laboratory and experiment area of ​​Environmental majors, Biotechnology majors, accompanied by students of the Faculty of Tourism.

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Nguyen Bach Thuy An, a student from Nguyen Hien High School shared: “I really enjoy visiting the painting activities and exhibitions.  I was very surprised because the school is very spacious with modern, logical and artistic decoration. After experiencing it, I feel interested and confident in the fine arts industry.”

In parallel with the activities of the National Career Conference 2020, Van Lang University also welcomed 50 students from Tran Van Giau High School to participate in the topic of Skilled Career Orientation "Instructions for making handmade fine art products” with 2 content of creating words and drawing dreams, discovering art by displaying, exhibiting, commenting, discussing, sharing, visualizing….

hhhnqg campus fTran Nguyen Thanh Tai – a student of class 10A11 at Tran Van Giau High School shared: “This is the second time I have attended an orientation class on Drawing at Van Lang University. Maybe Tet is coming, the school is not crowded, so the space is larger, we have so much fun and the teachers are also very enthusiastic and pleasant."

The first National Career Conference 2020 was first held at Van Lang University, which really made a strong impression on teachers and high school students. An intensive career program with a different approach and professional organization with enthusiastic and experienced guest experts in the field as well as enthusiastic support specialists,. Hopefully Van Lang will continue to become a bridge between career experts and high schools in the near future!

Source: Kim Ngan, Tue Khanh
Photo: Tinh Nguyen, Khanh Thinh 

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