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Google helps train digital skills for SMEs

VGP – The Ministry of Industry and Trade and Google on August 15 officially established strategic partnership on expanding Google's Digital 4.0 Program, which aims to train digital skills for 500,000 workers working for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) within three years.

August 15, 2019 4:44 PM GMT+7

The Ministry of Industry and Trade and Google officially establish strategic partnership on expanding Google's Digital 4.0 Program, Ha Noi, August 15, 2019

Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung highlighted the annual growth of Viet Nam’s e-commerce of 30%, reaching US$8.06 billion in 2018 and making up 42% of the total nation’s retail sales and service revenues. 

The Ministry welcomes Google’s initiative Google's Digital 4.0 Program, which heads to train more digital human resources and expand economic scale, he said, expecting that the program will bring huge benefits for the nation’s economy, enterprises and consumers.   

Google Asia Pacific President Scott Beaumont expressed his hope that the strategic partnership with the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade will bring the program to a higher level. 

Google's Digital 4.0 Program, an initiative starting since June 2018, has organized training courses for nearly 85,000 ones working at SMEs. With 24 training models and six training centers in Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang City, Can Tho City, Da Lat City and Hai Phong City, the program has received Viet Nam Digital Award 2018 and Global CSR Award 2019. 

The program has helped SMEs, start-up and seniors update digital knowledge and improve management capacity to develop enterprises, enhance effectiveness of online business and create more jobs.   

By Thuy Dung