HẢI PHÒNG — As many as 600 high school students and 95 teachers in Ngô Quyền District, the northern port city of Hải Phòng, will be equipped with information technology skills in a project that kicked off on Friday.
The project “Improving Transferable Skills for Youth in Hải Phòng” was launched by the World Vision Việt Nam and Hải Phòng Department of Education and Training.
With a total value of US$245,850, the project, sponsored by Samsung SDS Korea, will be implemented over 18 months, from this year to October next year.
The project will also bring teachers and students other necessary soft skills to improve student access, especially for those from vulnerable groups, to better learning and employment opportunities.
“As the third-largest city in Việt Nam, Hải Phòng is one of the country’s technological, economic, educational, scientific, and commercial centres. In the current digital age, more students in Hải Phòng are pursuing computer science careers thanks to the early access to the STEM education programmes at schools,” said deputy director of Hải Phòng Department of Education and Training Đỗ Văn Lợi.
STEM education includes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
“Although computer labs and computer learning programmes have become familiar in many high schools, as part of the STEM curricula, we still need to further improve teaching and learning capacity to generate students’ interest and ignite their passion for computer programming. Simultaneously, it is also fundamental to equip them with the necessary tools and resources to develop STEM skills, allowing them to proactively embrace the 4.0 digital age’s innovations,” Lợi added.
Faced with this situation and based on actual local needs, World Vision Việt Nam will implement the project by leveraging its network of monitoring and managing community-based activities and its long-term partnership with local authorities.
This helps improve the capacity of students and teachers in information technology, including computer programming, multimedia, digital marketing, web design, and develops the ability for students and teachers to apply soft skills to improve access to quality jobs such as communication skills, online safety, teamwork, problem-solving, leadership and life skills.
“Besides supporting the set-up of computer rooms in schools, the project aims to create a sustainable impact on the lives of children and the community. Specifically, creating opportunities for students to pursue higher education and enhancing teachers’ capacity to improve the training quality for future generations in the long run, which will help better the general well-being of the community, especially the most vulnerable groups,” said World Vision Việt Nam operations director Thân Thị Hà.
“Moreover, this is also the premise for many integration opportunities with the world, bringing children life in all its fullness.” — VnExpress News
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