The Project

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Lab-Movie Project

The LAB-MOVIE Project, inspired and started by the University of Padova, aims to create a Labour Market Observatory in Vietnam universities in order to analyse and understand the local labour market and acquire information about its demand and offer.

Purpose and goals

The specific objectives this project sets out to achieve are:

  • To monitor the identified economic sectors, providing a brief national overview and a deeper description at local level;
  • To understand and describe the enterprise’ structures and organisation;
  • To list all the professional roles within the enterprises, and to describe them in detail (tasks, activities, required competencies and skills);
  • To find out, together with the entrepreneurs, the training gaps of each professional role;
  • To collect feedback and suggestions on the best training offer for young people, who would like to develop their job career;
  • To activate a constructive dialogue between the teachers (who need to train students for the work) and enterprises (who create jobs thanks to their activities).

In a labour market that is continuously evolving, especially in the technological and digital fields, this Observatory will allow universities to provide useful information to their students, in order to guide them in the employment search and to adapt the training offer of universities according to the effective needs of companies and enterprises. There are also indirect results that will come out of this project such as the support for the development of the knowledge economy, support for local businesses, job creation, economic growth and the raising of living standards.

Target groups
The Lab-Movie Project meets the needs of the following target groups:
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  • University Students: The Project will provide useful information to improve the employability of students and graduates. It will add guidance for university students during their studies, in particular for the ones attending the 3rd and 4th years, right before graduating. The possibility to have a clear idea of the current employment and local labour market will allow the students to make more focused decisions, acquiring transversal skills and the competencies that are required for specific jobs.
  • University teachers: trough the Observatory teachers will be able to better understanding the current labour market, and to facilitate the students' approach to the working fields, providing them with information and data on the job profiles, qualification skills and actual competencies. On a long term, they will review their study programmes and adapt them to the real working needs.
  • Enterprises: the lack of basic skills leads to difficulties for the students in meeting the work requirements and thus satisfying the employers, being one of the reasons for the unemployment situation of the graduates. The Lab-Movie project will focus on three main sectors: agro-food; tourism; telecommunications and information technology. The Observatory on the Local Job Market through the platform will create regular and sustainable cooperation between universities and companies, that will allow universities to update information about companies'; needs.
Innovative character

The Lab-Movie project aims at setting up an innovative Local Labour Market Observatory (LMO) through a web based platform, which currently does not exist in Vietnam. This will be a key instrument to measure the real companies’ needs in terms of employment and growth. The LMO will improve significantly the employability of students and, in the long term, universities will have to adapt by reviewing and modernising their current training courses and curricula. An important innovation is represented by the possibility to consult the professional qualifications through predefined researches (e.g. by economic sector, by qualification, etc.). For each job profile, the users will have the chance to find the related duties, competences, training paths and sectors of employment. Ultimately, this Observatory will change the nature of the collaboration between Vietnamese universities and companies, forever, and will result in students much better prepared and qualified to enter the job market.

Work packages
WP.1 Analysis of the Vietnam labour market needs

The work package 1 aims to:

  • Describe and map the current situation of the labour market (LM) in Vietnam, for each of the three sectors (agri-food, tourism and telecommunications);
  • List available sources to monitor and analyse LM.
WP.2 Transfer of knowledge and methodology to analyse the labour market

This Work Package aims at transferring the knowledge and the methodology regarding the Local Labour Market Observatory in Vietnam, by:

  • Identifying and appointing suitable experts from EU and Vietnam;
  • Organizing specific staff training in the Universities;
  • Developing research on Labour Market analysis in Vietnam with enterprises.
WP.3 Development of the Labour Market Observatory in Vietnam

This Work Package 3 focus on the implementation of the platform to host the LMO (Local Labour Market Observatory), by:

  • Creating of a qualification repository of the job roles;
  • Piloting of the LMOs in each University.
WP.4 Quality evaluation and monitoring

The WP4 ensures high quality of the project and its results, implementing and delivering internal and external quality assurance, control and monitoring mechanisms. QAC will establish specific performance indicators for evaluation.

WP.5 Dissemination & Exploitation

The purpose of the WP5 is to spread the project results at local, national and international levels, so that the Project activities can be visible beyond project life. This includes:

  • Implementation of a web platform where the Observatory will run, and will be put at disposal of the potential users, including a project description.
  • Creation of a visual identity and publication of press releases, articles, presentations and Promotional materials.
  • Organization of national workshops, seminars, round tables, focus groups in Vietnam and Europe,
  • Social networks use for spreading information about the project and its outcomes.
  • Synergies with other projects and stakeholders in order to create contacts and networking for common activities
WP.6 Project Management

WP6 will ensure effective, adequate coordination and communication framework, among the Consortium partners and other parties, for the successful project implementation. Seven Transnational Meetings are predicted for the duration of the Project.

Labour Market Observatory in Vietnam
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The Labour Market Observatory (LMO) will support universities in adapting their educational offer to the job market needs. University of Padova has activated its own LMO and for more than 20 years it has been studying almost all economic sectors. Through this project, University of Padova and the EU Program Partners intend to transfer their best practices to Vietnamese Universities in order to help them to implement their own observatory. LMO will collect, analyse and provide useful information to their students in order to guide them in the job search. This will improve the transition from University to the labour market and the employability of the graduates.

Lab-Movie Milestones
Labour Market Observatories

The first Labour Market Observatories in Vietnam to:

  • Improve educational curricula at the Universities;
  • Support graduate students in the job search and employability.
Training

Specific training will be organised and implemented at the five Vietnamese Universities. 
Several European experts will transfer their knowledge and best practices about the Observatory implementation.

Conferences & Workshops

A cycle of four International Conferences, plus Workshops, Round Tables.
These events will support the transnational debate, giving the opportunity to local actors to meet experts and colleagues coming from several countries.

Scientific Publications

A series of papers and reports on the main topics of higher education and labour markets in Vietnam.

The first Labour Market Observatories in Vietnam to:

  • Improve educational curricula at the Universities;
  • Support graduate students in the job search and employability.

Specific training will be organised and implemented at the five Vietnamese Universities. 
Several European experts will transfer their knowledge and best practices about the Observatory implementation.

A cycle of four International Conferences, plus Workshops, Round Tables.
These events will support the transnational debate, giving the opportunity to local actors to meet experts and colleagues coming from several countries.

A series of papers and reports on the main topics of higher education and labour markets in Vietnam.