PANO – The Intel Vietnam Corporation, HCMC University of Industry and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a memorandum of understanding on the “Vocational Technology Education Alliance Program” (VTEAP) in Ho Chi Minh City on April 15th.
The program for three Vietnamese universities, the HCMC University of Industry, Cao Thang Technology College and HCMC Vocational College of Technology, will cost US$ 2 million, including around US$ 1 million coming from Intel.
The VTEAP aims to help Vietnam train a contingent of more competent and dynamic lecturers through applying advanced education methods.
Then, the lecturers will, in turn, train new technicians for Intel as well as Vietnam’s electronics sector, and those workers will take Vietnam to a higher position in the global economy.
“The program is an investment orientation in young human resources for Intel’s factory in Vietnam and it is also what we want to build to make Vietnam become one of the world’s leaders in high-tech”, said Rick Howarth, Director-General of Intel Vietnam, at the signing ceremony.
The development of cooperation relations has been relied on in Vietnam-USA efforts to improve education in Vietnam, especially in engineering, an important field for the country’s economic development, he added.
Translated by Van Hieu