Microsoft today announced that it will invest US$3 million in Vietnam over the next three years as part of the company’s global YouthSpark commitment to empower young people with opportunities for education, employment, and entrepreneurship. The YouthSpark program in Vietnam will focus on three areas: development of employees, broadening investment in youth across Vietnam and supporting young leaders in the country. The investment will be used to provide technology skills training, along with connections to employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for young people across Vietnam.
“As Microsoft’s long-time community partner in Vietnam, I would like to recognize the company’s efforts to improve lives in any country where it operates. YouthSpark is a great initiative that helps create opportunities for young people. We are very excited about our continued partnership with Microsoft to help deploy this program in Vietnam,” said Dr. Pham Thi Thu Hang, General Secretary of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Vu Minh Tri, General Director of Microsoft Vietnam, said: “The latest investment is in line with the government’s efforts to develop the country’s human capital to raise its regional and global competitiveness. This is also another step toward transforming Vietnam’s into an advanced IT nation in 2020 as part of its 10-year ICT development plan, where youths will play a critical role. We look forward to partnering non-governmental organizations and non-profit organizations to empower them with the necessary ICT skills to help make this a reality.”
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