Samsung Invests VND 8.5 Billion into Developing Vietnam’s Tech Talent

on April 4, 2017
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On March 27, Samsung Vietnam introduced the 2017 edition of its Samsung Talent Program (STP), which aims to nurture local information technology (IT) and electronics-telecommunications (ET) talent through scholarships, specialized courses and research and career opportunities. This year, STP will expand to nine universities and include resources worth VND 8.5 billion in total value, making this the program’s largest undertaking yet.

 

Since launching in 2012, STP has awarded 360 scholarships worth VND 10 billion in total value; sponsored Samsung Labs at multiple universities; provided Java, Android, Tizen, Algorithm Application and Korean courses for over 3,400 students; and invested more than VND 5 billion in various research projects.

 

This year, STP will award 120 scholarships to senior IT and ET students studying at the participating universities, which are located in the northern part of the country. In order to be eligible, students must be in good academic standing and participate in a programming contest and interview. The best candidates will receive a one-year, VND 54 million scholarship and a chance to work at Samsung Vietnam’s Mobile R&D Center (SVMC) in Hanoi.

 

The program also includes various initiatives designed to promote Vietnamese tech students’ development.

 

STP 2017’s Algorithm Application course will be open to all students at participating universities who enjoy programming. The ultimate goal of the course is to provide 1,500 students with access to programming lessons taught by experienced faculty members.

 

Samsung Vietnam also funds hands-on, which offer university students opportunities to participate in research, engineering seminars and group activities, and sponsors students’ participation in software design and programming contests.

 

 

STP 2017’s new Business Internship Program, meanwhile, will select 500 IT and ET students for internships at SVMC. Students will gain valuable experience, receive training in algorithm application, and develop advanced analytical and problem-solving skills that will help them secure a position at an IT corporation after graduation.

 

 

The program will also put approximately VND 3.5 billion toward university-proposed mobile technology research and studies to benefit local communities. These projects will provide students with even more opportunities to hone their skills with hands-on, practical experience.

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