Thursday, 18 May 2017



BBGV was delighted to host the Training Gateway mission to Vietnam. Training Gateway assists UK and international public and private sector organisations to address their skill needs by providing contacts to corporate, vocational and executive training and educational partnerships. The participating institutions in the mission were interested in a wide range of partnership opportunities in Vietnam. Professional development programmes were high on the agenda including, courses with industry-recognised accreditation, vocational qualifications, teacher training, educational partnerships, as well as coaching and mentoring, leadership development and management consultancy.

Ian Gibbons, the British Consul General, provided a warm welcome and some interesting background on the importance of UK based training and education in the Vietnam marketplace to the delegates. The introduction was followed by a briefing provided by Chris Jeffery from the British University Vietnam, Colin Blackwell from Vietnam Business Forum, Pham Hong Thai and Nguyen Duc Hoang from The Institute for Research on Educational Development Vietnam, and Rick Yvanovich from TRG.

The delegates in Ho Chi Minh City provided masterclasses and met with their counterparts in 1-2-1 business meetings. The delegates were able to discuss opportunities with Vietnamese representatives from Universities, Colleges and training providers. The participants then travelled upto Hanoi for the second part of the visit and for further 1-2-1 meetings with businesses there.

Whilst the training environment and method of delivery continues to change and develop, the Training Gateway participants demonstrated that the range of utilized platforms needed to include face-to-face, on-line and also blended opportunities.

This was the second educational mission to Vietnam in recent weeks following on from the British Educational Supplies Association (BESA) which created some strong business links between Vietnam and the UK.