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Unlocking opportunities for Vietnamese digital workforce and start-ups

Unlocking opportunities for Vietnamese digital workforce and start-ups

22/07/2022
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Vietnamese human resources and startups will be provided with scholarships and intensive courses through two support programs jointly implemented by Google and NIC.

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Two programs jointly implemented by Google and NIC will offer 20,000 scholarships for IT human resources and intensive training courses for 50 people. enterprise starting a business.

On July 15, at the National Innovation Center (NIC), the Digital Talent Development Program - Google Career Certitifcates and the Google for Startups: Startup Academy Program - support for startups were officially approved. debut.

This is a partnership between NIC (Ministry of Planning and Investment) and Google to support the process digital conversion of Vietnam, by providing training on digital skills to increase job opportunities in the technology industry and help Vietnamese start-ups grow.

Speaking at the event to announce the program, Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong shared that Vietnam's innovation ecosystem is entering a critical development stage, requiring more invest and in-depth support to be able to develop innovative start-ups and form a team of high-quality and international human resources.

“I am confident that the two programs will achieve the set goals, develop and enhance human resources, support start-ups to develop technology solutions, create positive change and spread the spirit. spirit of innovation for Vietnam," said Deputy Minister Tran Quoc Phuong.

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Deputy Minister Tran Quoc Phuong expected the two programs to spread the spirit of innovation to Vietnam.

According to AlphaBeta's data in the report "Unlocking Vietnam's digital potential", if fully utilized, digital transformation can bring value. economy up to $74 billion annually for Vietnam by 2030. Two of the pillars of action include developing a domestic technology ecosystem and training digital skills for workers and students.

When the Covid-19 pandemic occurred, many businesses in Vietnam quickly faced the need to work, trade and communicate with customers online. In 2021, Vietnam recorded 5,600 new technology companies, resulting in high demand for digital workers, such as in areas such as Information Technology and Data Analytics. However, the curriculum and training programs for the Information Technology field have not been able to meet the skyrocketing demand for high-quality digital personnel, leading to a gap between demand and supply. widening. 

The two programs launched today will help bridge the digital divide by providing more learning and development opportunities for talent and startups in Vietnam.

Stephanie Davis, Vice President of Google Asia-Pacific, affirmed that the two programs aim to unlock opportunities for more people by facilitating access to digital job opportunities and supporting businesses. businessmen Vietnam business development.

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Mr. Vu Quoc Huy, Director of NIC introduced the Digital Talent Development Program.

Specifically, Google Career Certificates (Digital Talent Development Program) is a flexible, online digital training program on the Coursera platform that helps students with no experience or certain knowledge be ready to apply for jobs with five courses. in-depth study: IT Support (IT Support), Administration Project (Project Management), Data Analytics, User Experience Design (UX Design), and Digital Marketing and Ecommerce. The program's curriculum is developed by experts from Google and is designed to equip students with foundational skills through a hands-on approach, allowing students to learn at their own pace while learning the program. their main course or with workers who study and work at the same time.

In particular, Google will cooperate with NIC to offer 20,000 scholarships to students from more than 40 universities and vocational schools in Vietnam who have a passion for information technology but limited access. In which, the program dedicates about 3,000 scholarships to businesses, organizations and individuals in need by registering directly at the website: nantaiso.nic.gov.vn.

With the startup support program Google Startups: Startup Academy Vietnam, 50 participating businesses have the opportunity to access in-depth training and leaders in the local and regional ecosystems, thereby accelerating their business development and reaching international levels.

The five main groups that the program focuses on include: People (development of leadership skills), businesses (learn and learn about the latest models and trends in the industry), product management (discovery of the latest trends in the industry). appropriate strategies and tactics), technology (how to build and improve the quality of technology products with Google's technology, products and tools), marketing (intensify marketing using Google's solutions) by Google).

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