In Vietnam, with strong foreign direct investment investment and rapid economic growth, employers are struggling to find the right workers with adequate and relevant skills. To address this challenge, the Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP), Arizona State University and Intel launched the inaugural Workforce Development Council meeting on August 18. The meeting was hosted at SHTP’s training center convening industry and academia partners to discuss the current workforce challenges and future state requirements towards the formulation of a Workforce Development Council.
This Council will define critical skill gaps and work with ASU to develop collaborative short-term and longer-term education and training programs to develop and sustain a world class STEM workforce.
The meeting consisted of two group sessions focused on reviewing workforce challenges and defining top workforce competencies. The first meeting initiated a great discussion on current workforce challenges, future state requirements and the role of universities and industry working together to develop human capital in HCMC. The next meeting on October 26 dove deep into specific solutions and trainings that addressed current challenges.
BY ALEXANDRA STINCHFIELD