Google Assists Vietnam Enhance Digital Skills of Workforce
Google on October 28 announced that it will offer 40,000 scholarships for Vietnamese students, and introduced three additional training courses in its program to support Vietnam’s digital transformation, as part of the Google Career Certificates program, VNA reported.
The announcement was made during an event held within the framework of the 2023 Vietnam International Innovation Exhibition (VIIE 2023) held by the Ministry of Planning and Investment from October 28-November 1.
|Google will offer 40,000 scholarships for Vietnamese students at an event held within the framework of the 2023 Vietnam International Innovation Exhibition. Photo: Vietnam Digital Talent program|
The Google Career Certificates program, launched in 2022, is a non-profit project by Google in Vietnam, sponsored by the National Innovation Centre (NIC).
The program is part of a series of projects and activities by Google to enhance the digital skills and knowledge of the Vietnamese workforce.
After completing each course, learners receive globally recognized professional certifications from Google in various fields, including IT support, data analytics, project management, digital marketing & e-commerce, and user experience design, through the online learning platform www.coursera.org.
The program will offer eight courses, including five courses launched during the 2022-2023 phase, and three new courses including cybersecurity, advanced data analytics, and business intelligence. These courses will be available for free until December 31, 2024.
It obtained significant achievements in narrowing the digital gap in Vietnam, providing learning and development opportunities for 20,000 students. In addition, the program has cooperated with VietnamWorks and TopCV to build a network of more than 100 recruitment partners.
|Sapna Chadha, vice president of Google Asia-Pacific and Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong. Photo: Vietnam Digital Talent program|
According to an economic report from Google, 62% of respondents consider analytical skills to be one of the most important skills, while 55% said digital and cybersecurity skills are important, too. Meanwhile, cybersecurity is facing a serious shortage, at present, only 50,000 experts can handle problems, and 650,000 engineers are needed.
Sapna Chadha, vice president of Google Asia-Pacific highlighted that Vietnam is one of the countries with the fastest-growing digital economy in Southeast Asia, and we see many better development prospects in the future. To promote this opportunity, Google is committed to continuing to support digital skills improvement for Vietnamese people.
With the companionship of the MPI, NIC, and many other government partners, Google has been working together to build a successful Vietnam Digital Talent program.
Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong said the program aims to strengthen digital skills and promote talents to enhance digital human resources.
"We have been narrowing the gaps of the digital divide in Vietnam, providing chances of study and development for 20,000 people. More than 5,000 students have already completed at least a course of the program and successfully received professional certification from Google, which also demonstrates the success of the mission," Phuong said.
Also within the framework of the event, the Vietnam Digital Talent program coordinated with VietnamWorks and TopCV to organize a large-scale job fair, connecting graduates with more than 30 businesses in the recruitment network, helping students have the opportunity to meet and interact directly with representatives from companies and corporations in related fields along with useful activities such as CV optimization, career counseling, and interviews, counseling to help students best prepare for the competitive labor market.
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