HCMC asks Viet-German University to train skilled employees for city’s growth

Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong wanted Vietnam- German University (VGU) in the southern province of Binh Duong to train skilled employees for the city’s future growth.

HCMC asks Viet-German University to train skilled employees for city’s growth

Speaking at a meeting with the school management board yesterday, a delegation led by Chairman Phong worked with the management board on the future cooperation between the city and the school.
The city , as Mr. Phong said , is focusing on building smart city with a shared database and open database ecosystem, setting up the socio-economic simulation and forecast center, turning the city into the country’s financial center, building innovation district in the Eastern part of the city, developing AI program and innovative startup center.
Accordingly, city leaders are paying attention to human resources to meet international standard. In the upcoming time, the city will set up an education council comprising of VGU experts. VGU’s strength in research and technology application is what the city has paid heed to; therefore, cooperation between the city and the school is needed.
The city and the school will sign a cooperation agreement upon which the school will train tomorrow workers in the fields which the city needs as well as organize international forums, seminars attaching with the city’s requirements.
VGU Deputy President Ha Thuc Vien said the school is lecturing 14 training programs including electricity, electronics, telecommunications and technology, mechanical engineering and production, construction engineering and environment, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and Economic and Industrial Engineering.
So far, the school has over 200 researches which have been delivered in local and international seminars. Moreover, it has had 117 articles published in international magazines .
VGU students have won prizes from technical competitions locally and internationally such as Hackathon, Honda EMC, Falling Wall Lab, Texas Instrument Competition.
At the meeting with the city leader, VGU proposed several cooperation programs and petitioned city leaders to create a favorable condition for the school to build a facility in HCMC.
Chairman Phong welcomed VGU to build its facility in HCMC’s districts 9, Hoc Mon, Nha Be.

By XUAN TRUNG - Translated by ANH QUAN

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