Tra Vinh University signs bilateral cooperation agreements with Canadian institutes and universities


TVU – Tra Vinh University signed bilateral agreements with Canadian institutes in vocational education and training during the sustainable partnership workshop between Vietnam and Canada on March 20-21, 2023.

Accordingly, Tra Vinh University signed cooperation agreements with the British Columbia International Education Council, Canadian Institutes Association, Nova Scotia Community College, and Vietnam Vocational Training Association. The cooperation focuses on promoting digital transformation in teaching and learning, developing curricula and teaching programs, joint projects in training and scientific research, and contributing to sustainable development goals of the United Nations in higher education institutions.

Tra Vinh University also signed agreements with several Canadian institutes and universities, including Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology, North Atlantic College, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, and Thompson Rivers University. The cooperation includes areas such as student mobility and recruitment, digital transformation in teaching and learning, expert exchange, program development for teaching staff, joint projects in training, and scientific research towards specific areas of sustainable development goals of the United Nations in higher education institutions.

In his statement after the signing ceremony, Mr. Alain Roy, Vice President of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), stated that the bilateral cooperation agreements between Tra Vinh University, Vietnam Association of Community Colleges (VACC), and Canadian institutes and universities provide a basis for further development plans in specific areas. He highlighted some crucial points that the parties can implement effectively, such as utilizing the advantages of long-term cooperation and mutual understanding to strengthen student and faculty exchange programs.

Regarding online training, Mr. Roy believes that the parties will address challenges toward comprehensive bilateral cooperation. The activities require the participation of all parties in implementing solutions to cope with climate change and sustainable development, paying attention to educational approaches for minority and vulnerable groups to achieve social development goals in the trend of globalization with a motto of leaving no one behind.

Canada also has strengths in high-income job opportunities for skilled workers who know how to use technology, which is an advantage for Vietnam and a potential for future economic development. Mr. Roy emphasized the participation of individuals, organizations, and relevant parties in the education sector to promote vocational training and skills for students.

Through the signing activities, he hopes that Canadian institutes and universities will continue to build relationships with Vietnamese partners, develop an educational system that produces successful students in an increasingly connected world, and establish lifelong and globally integrated cooperative education to help students achieve sustainable development goals.