Building a lifelong learning (LLL) system is an indispensable trend on the way of moving forward of Vietnam education. With the actual status of Vietnam education, at least ten to fifteen years of continuous efforts from the state, the education sector, and the whole society are needed so that a genuine LLL system will be created. During that period, strong and unpredicted impacts of socio-economic factors
all be able to turn aside the trajectory of Vietnam education. Using the scenario approach, this paper is a rudimentary attempt to present some possible scenarios for LLL development in Vietnam in view of helping policy makers to call attention to different LLL futures and to think outside the box.