Essential skills (ES), also known as soft skills, are social skills that contribute significantly to success of students. In addition to hard skills, ES are also required by recruiters. To meet the requirements of enterprises, Ho Chi Minh City Vocational College (HCMCVC) has focused on enhancing ES of students through integrating these skills into its training curricula. This article is a part of a project on building and developing a quality assurance system of teaching ES at vocational colleges. This article will share the implementation process of integrating ES into the training programs. The teaching methods used in class to develop ES will also be presented in this paper.