Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — Đà Nẵng-based Đông Á College has joined the Asia Professional Education Network (APEN), which promotes education links and a project-based learning (PBL) educational system among universities in Asia.
Vice rector of the college, Lương Minh Sâm, said it’s the first college in central Việt Nam and the second college in Việt Nam after the Hà Nội National University’s College of Engineering and Technology to become an official member of APEN.
Sâm said participation in APEN will help the college enhance collaboration and exchange educational experience with universities from 15 countries including China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.
APEN will also help the college approach vocational practice-based educational research and business start-up and academy co-operation programmes.
Đông Á College is the only private education centre in central Việt Nam providing human resources for labour markets in Japan, Singapore and Germany including automobile engineering, information technology (IT), electronics, nursing and tourism.
Last year, firms from Singapore, Germany and Japan agreed to employ 3,000 graduates from the college to work in the hospitality, nursing, and construction industries from 2020.
The Kakura Tokyo company, an employment firm in Japan, agreed to recruit graduates from the college to work at Toyota’s electric car and automation factories in Japan.
More than 100 graduates from the college have been working in nursing centres and hospitality in Japan since 2016.
Last year, the central city in co-operation with USAID launched the Maker Innovation Space at Đà Nẵng University as a component of the Building University-Industry Learning and Development through Innovation and Technology Alliance. — VNS