Google, MOIT expand digital training in Vietnam

17-Aug-2019 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Google and the Ministry of Industry and Trade today, August 15, kicked off a strategic partnership to expand “Accelerate Vietnam Digital 4.0,” a Google initiative to provide digital skills training to 500,000 workers at small and medium-sized enterprises over three years.

According to a statement released by Google, the partnership will ease the project’s expansion and outreach, especially in rural areas, to reach more Vietnamese and help them succeed.

Since its launch in Vietnam in June 2018, Accelerate Vietnam Digital 4.0 has provided training to 85,000 workers through 24 modules at six learning centers in Hanoi, HCM City, Danang, Can Tho, Da Lat and Hai Phong.

The programme received a Vietnam Digital Award in 2018 and a Global CSR Award for Excellence in the Provision of Literacy and Education in 2019.

“This a very meaningful initiative from Google. It contributes greatly to the construction of critical infrastructure for Vietnam: a workforce with strong digital skills,” said the minister of industry and trade, Tran Tuan Anh.

Google today also announced additional programmes to reach small businesses and make it easier and more convenient for them to access digital training.

These programmes include Digital Bus, a travelling bus that will visit 59 provinces in Vietnam in 18 months between August 2019 and December 2020 to provide training to people in remote areas.

Besides this, Google’s primer App offers a fast and easy way to learn new business and digital marketing skills through 34 digital skills training courses in Vietnamese with on-the-go access.

The programme will work online and offline, so the learner can take lessons on business planning, management, sales, digital marketing, social media, content marketing, brand building and analysis whenever they have even five minutes of free time.

According to Google, investments in small businesses and digital technology are vital to the continued growth of Vietnam’s economy. Some 98 percent of businesses in Vietnam are small and medium-sized enterprises, and this vital sector accounts for 64 percent of the country’s employment and 45 percent of the country’s gross domestic product.

Vietnam’s digital economy has tripled between 2015 and 2018 and is forecast to triple again by 2025, with a 25 percent compounded annual growth rate.


Category: Business, Vietnam

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