Ho Chi Minh City Van Lang University has started the third phase of the information technology project for the disabled.
In the third phase, a total investment of about 4.8 billion VND is dedicated to training 200 disable people in the 2012-2014 period.
The project was first carried out in 2009 with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Catholic Relief Services to train disabled young people with computer skills and help them find jobs after graduation.
In the first phase of the project in 2009, 112 disabled learners graduated. Of them, 87, accounting for 77.7%, found jobs.
In the second phase of the project in 2010, 156 disabled learners graduated. 102 of them, accounting for 83.2%, now have jobs.
In the third phase, the project has drawn the participation of enterprises in enrolment activities and providing learning aids.
In the third phase, the programme at Van Lang University will continue to be tailored to suit social demand. Therefore, training courses on programming technicians, drawing technicians, architecture designers, and informatics for the deaf./.