Vietnamese rural students to receive digital skills training via public-private collaboration

Last June 6 the YouthSpark Digital Inclusion project was launched in Vietnam to close the digital gap and get students from rural areas engaged in developing knowledge related to digital skills as well as computational thinking. The public-private initiative is jointly organized by the Ministry of Education and Training, Microsoft Vietnam and Vietnet Information Technology and Communication Center (Vietnet-ICT).

The project consists of a series of training lessons and materials related to Computer Science and ICT that target secondary students and youth in rural remote areas. Additionally, it seeks to get youths engaged in activities that provide them with practical experience for their future careers.

It is expected that the extra-curricular training will benefit up to 50,000 students and 300 teachers, adding to the 10,000 students from remote areas that have received training from former Microsoft Vietnam – Vietnet ICT programs in the last four years. The project will provide both in-person training and will upload e-learning lesson content that will be available for everyone at the online training portal of the Ministry of Education and Training.

Additional Sources: VietnamNet