Workshop on "Training and human resource needs of aviation engineering in Vietnam"
After the COVID-19 pandemic was controlled, the recovery and development of the aviation industry had many clear signals, accompanied by a growth in the demand for human resources in the aviation industry in general and aviation engineering. In particular, this seminar gathered the participation of speakers from training institutions (IAS/Bricks, ENAC, University of Science and Technology, Vietnam Aviation Academy), major aviation enterprises of Vietnam and France. (Vietnam Airlines, VAECO, Bamboo Airways, AESC Aviation Technical Services Joint Stock Company, Airbus Group). Besides, the seminar is also a place to meet, exchange and connect students, lecturers, aviation training institutions with businesses in terms of training, internship and job opportunities. At the same time, the seminar is also an interdisciplinary forum for training institutions and employers to share about training activities and the current job market of the aeronautical engineering industry.
Overview of the Seminar
Sharing at the seminar, in general, aviation enterprises, experts and training institutions in the aviation field confirmed that the aviation market is gradually recovering and Vietnam needs to focus on training high-quality human resources to unleash the full potential of the industry. The workshop was divided into 3 discussion sessions with 14 reports, the main content being the discussion of aviation human resource needs in Vietnam; Challenges and solutions to improve the quality of aviation human resource training today; and Current status of training programs and human resource needs. "The demand for human resources is very much, but it must be high-quality human resources," emphasized Mr. Nguyen Chien Thang, Deputy General Director of Vietnam Airlines. According to Mr. Nguyen Chien Thang, currently, the domestic aviation market exceeds about 18% compared to 2019, the international market is recovering, it is forecasted that the end of this year will be equal to 2019. As the commercial aviation industry recovers from the pandemic and has a long-term development plan, it is anticipated that the demand for aviation staff will increase, as well as the continuing need for high-quality human resource training. Mr. Nguyen Chien Thang said that for the Southeast Asian market in the next 20 years, it is necessary to add about 60,000 aeronautical technicians because the number of aircraft has almost doubled, so the demand for aircraft maintenance will be increased. For the Vietnamese market, airlines are planning to expand their business and are looking for additional personnel at maintenance facilities, of which Vietnam Airlines plans to recruit up to hundreds of engineers per year.