(TBTCO) – ASEAN region in general and Vietnam in particular are potential labor markets in the field of information technology. According to a survey by Plan International, it is forecast that in 2020, the information technology field in Vietnam will need 530,000 employees.
In the morning of August 16, in Hanoi, the ASEAN Digital Conference 2019 took place. Officially launched in April 2018, ASEAN Digital was one of the key projects of the World Economic Forum. gender (WEF) in Southeast Asia, to support the development of an extremely vibrant digital economy in the region.
This year’s ASEAN Digital Conference focused on four key topics: data policy, digital skills, e-payment and cybersecurity. In particular, digital skills are becoming more and more important, especially when the Industrial Revolution 4.0 has been present in almost every aspect of life.
“The most advanced technologies are gradually replacing human roles in areas such as data encryption. Now almost anything machines can do ”- shared by Mr. Truong Gia Binh, Chairman of FPT Board of Directors at the conference.
In a survey of 56,000 ASEAN citizens aged 15-35, about 9% believed that their current skills were outdated, while 52% answered that they needed “continuous skills improvement”, only about 18% think their current skills can help them from now on.
ASEAN region in general and Vietnam in particular are potential labor markets in the field of information technology. According to a survey of Plan International, it is forecast that in 2020, the information technology field in Vietnam will need 530,000 employees, opening up many opportunities for everyone, especially young people.
However, the information technology field in the world as well as in Vietnam is currently having a serious gender imbalance: the male labor force accounts for 70-80%, while the female account for only 20-30%.
The main causes are the social prejudices about labor division by gender, gender stereotypes in information technology training programs or corporate culture. Equipping digital knowledge and skills for disadvantaged women and young people so that they are not left behind is an extremely essential job.
Mr. Plan Barrett, manager of the program “Skills and employment opportunities for young people” of Plan International, said: “We attach importance to the role of young women and young people in difficult and committed circumstances. they are not abandoned in this 4.0 industrial revolution. ”.