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Experts discuss IT workforce quality

Update: May, 15/2019 - 08:58

HÀ NỘI — Experts shared experiences about co-ordination between enterprises and universities to design training courses during a debate held yesterday in Hà Nội.

The “Preparing a Future Technology Workforce” debate was held by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and the Australian Embassy, and experts also discussed students’ preparations to join the information technology workforce.

Speaking at the debate, Vũ Thị Kim Phụng, director of the Higher Education Department under the MOET, said Industrial Revolution 4.0 had created a lot of opportunities but also challenges for different countries including Việt Nam.

Graduates should have high professional qualifications and working skills, but also research skills to promote their creativity and innovation. To achieve this, training courses at higher education institutions needed innovation in order to improve the quality of students and researchers, she said.

Professor Duncan Bentley, deputy vice-chancellor of the Australian Swinburne University, said the university connected students, researchers and enterprises to co-resolve complicated problems, show new solutions and forecast different situations for the future.

The university supplied background for research with the participation of enterprises. It co-ordinated service users, students and researchers to join the first stage of a production to test potential, he said.

At present, Việt Nam has 235 universities, of which 153 train information technology. About 50,000 information technology students graduated per year, according to the MOET. — VNS


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