U.S. Supports Vietnam to Improve Workforce for Industry 4.0

On October 1, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) launched the Vietnam Workforce for an Innovation and Start-up Ecosystem (WISE) project to assist Vietnam in improving the workforces for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), state media reported. With the $2-million funding from the USAID, the two-year project was under the framework of the U.S.-Support for Economic Growth in Asia (US-SEGA). The WISE focuses on five targets, including (i) providing basic digital skill training for graduates and newcomers to the labor market, (ii) building a quality market for advanced training and retraining in digital skills, (iii) promoting innovative financial products for education, (iv) improving capacity for organizations and enterprises in human resource development, and (v) building and operating the Partnership Program for Human Resource Development and the Industry 4.0. The project will show the U.S. government’s commitment to partnering with Vietnam along with its economic transformation, said Mission Director of USAID Vietnam Ann Marie Yastishock. (Bao Chinh Phu, Vietnam Plus, ICT News, Dang Cong San, Saigon Times, VnEconomy, Kinh Te va Du Bao, CafeLand, Nhan Dan, Tuoi Tre, TBTCVN)