Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Vietnam, US cooperate in IT education


10:55' 29/07/2008 (GMT+7)

VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnam Software Engineering Group (SEG Vietnam), a cooperative between Vietnamese and US universities, is preparing to launch its first IT course this October.

Vietnam now has 18,000 students in 93 universities, 156 colleges and 60 training centres studying information technology.

With majors in software engineering and information system, the curriculum will include four-year university courses and short-term classes for businessmen.

Established last June, SEG Vietnam is a group of five Vietnamese universities and institutes and the US’s Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) which aims to offer the most professional software technology training in Vietnam as well as in the Asian region.

Additionally, it hopes to meet the demand for IT human resources in Vietnam and export IT workers to other markets.

The General Secretary of the Vietnam Software Association, Pham Tan Cong, says Vietnam’s IT human resource training and exports are welcomed in many countries.

In the US, Vietnam ranks 20th among 25 countries which are attractive in software engineering and was Japan’s most favoured IT partner last year. The UK and Denmark have also pledged to ensure jobs for trained Vietnamese IT workers.

According to the Ministry of Information and Communication, Vietnam now has 18,000 students in 93 universities, 156 colleges and 60 training centres studying information technology.

(Source: VNA)