The Hanoitimes - This is a milestone for the greater military-to-military cooperation between Vietnam and the US. US air force commander visits Vietnam US wants to equip Vietnam with best military equipment: Andrea Thompson Vietnam, US affirm shared commitment to promote peace in Indo-Pacific Why does the US consider Vietnam an important Indo-Pacific partner? Senior Lieutenant Dang Duc Toai has become the first Vietnamese graduated from a US Air Force-funded program. Senior Lieutenant Dang Duc Toai during a graduation ceremony May 30. Photo: US Air Force Captain Toai from the Vietnamese Army finished on May 31 the Aviation Leadership Program (ALP) which provides undergraduate pilot training scholarships to students of the US partner and developing countries. At the graduation ceremony held at Columbus Air Force Base (AFB) in Mississippi State, Special Assistant to the Director of Training and Readiness and Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations at the … [Read more...] about First Vietnamese pilot trained by US Air Force
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In a bid to create a modern education ecosystem in Vietnam and gradually break into promising regional markets, privately-held education firm Egroup has just inked an agreement to acquire a 15 per cent stake in Minischool in South Korea. Leaders of Egroup and Minischool at the signing ceremony The South Korean firm, Minischool, is specialised in establishing modern education platforms that allow unlimited connections between qualified lecturers and learners around the globe. The deal is expected to promote the training of English, mathematics, and logical thinking not only to high-paying learners (one-on-one study sessions), but also to regular classes. This is the first outbound investment venture of Egroup and it allows the company to take part in Minischool’s Board of Management. Egroup chairman Nguyen Ngoc Thuy shared that Minischool's field of investment and human resources were the top factors in the company’s decision for partnership. Minischool’s … [Read more...] about Egroup teams up with South Korean partner Minischool
Vietnam is in a huge need of upskilling the local workforce to prepare them well for growing future demand among domestic private companies and foreign investors. Simon Matthews, country manager of ManpowerGroup Vietnam, Thailand, and the Middle East, provides analysis into the trend of labour recruitment in Vietnam, as well as possible impact of landmark free trade agreements on the local labour market ahead. Simon Matthews, country manager of ManpowerGroup Vietnam, Thailand, and the Middle East With some 57.5 million people in the workforce, Vietnam however still faces a serious shortage of talent. According to ManpowerGroup’s Vietnam Total Workforce Index for 2018, the country’s highly-skilled workforce makes up only 11 per cent of the total, while non-skilled workers account for 40 per cent and medium-skilled up to 49 per cent. All around the world, talent shortage is currently a critical problem. One important reason for this is candidates that lack both … [Read more...] about Nurturing the required skills for the workforce
The Hanoitimes - One of the reasons making Vietnam a key partner of the US is its well-equipped army with the import of advanced weapons over the past years. Washington looks to send second aircraft carrier to Vietnam this year How Vietnam, US heal wounds of war to build up comprehensive partnership? Vietnam, US look to advance maritime security ties Vietnam, US share views on regional peace maintenance Vietnam, US discuss settlement of disputes in East Sea US Assistant Defense Secretary for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Randall G. Schriver once affirmed that Vietnam has appeared to be a valued partner for Washington in the Indo-Pacific region. Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich and US Defense Secretary James Mattis on the sidelines of Shangri-La Dialogue 2018 in Singapore in June 2018. Photo: AP The senior official discussed the US-Vietnam strategic cooperation during a panel at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in … [Read more...] about Why does the US consider Vietnam an important Indo-Pacific partner?
Some national assembly deputies questioned why the Ministry has not imported curriculum and textbooks in teaching English, Minister Nha explained that the expensive cost of textbook will prevent poor Vietnamese students from buying it. He suggested mobilizing Vietnamese experts to design curriculum and compile textbooks for Vietnamese students instead. Moreover, “imported” curriculum and textbooks include some improper with Vietnam, said Mr. Nha. He announced that curriculum and textbooks will be designed on the alignment with the Common European Framework of Reference for Language standards; accordingly, Vietnamese students’ English proficiency is equal to their European peers. The project “ Teaching and Learning foreign languages in schools in the period 2008-2020” was approved by the Prime Minister. It aims at implementing English teaching and learning program at all grade building capacity to increase students’ English proficiency by 2025. … [Read more...] about MoET affirms not to import curriculum, English textbooks