PM urges training of semiconductor workforce

(VEN) - At a recent conference on developing human resources to serve the semiconductor industry in Hanoi, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said the semiconductor workforce should be considered a breakthrough in high-quality personnel training.

Concentration on five pillars

Accordingly, the government pointed to five pillars, including developing infrastructure, building and perfecting relevant institutions and policies, training human resources, mobilizing resources, and developing the semiconductor ecosystem.

PM urges training of semiconductor workforce
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh emphasizes that developing human resources for the semiconductor industry is a “breakthrough of breakthroughs” in training high-quality human resources - Photo: VGP

Vietnam has established the National Innovation Center (NIC), high tech parks in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang, and many concentrated IT parks. Notably, nearly 160 out of about 240 universities across the country are providing technology training programs, which would be expanded to the semiconductor area, and 35 educational institutions are offering majors related to semiconductors.

The PM emphasized the memorandum of understanding inked by Vietnam and the US on developing the semiconductor ecosystem, which also highlights personnel cooperation in this regard. Giants like NVIDIA and Samsung have also shown their interest in research, investment and development, aiming to build semiconductor manufacturing facilities in Vietnam.

Regarding key tasks and solutions in the coming time, the PM emphasized to improve institutions for semiconductor human resource training with preferential and specific mechanisms and policies; invest in infrastructure to serve the training of semiconductor human resources, including training facilities, schools, laboratories, production sites; train teachers and lecturers; and mobilize and diversify resources of the State, the private sector, schools, and businesses.

Flexible plans on training human resources

As for specific tasks, PM Chinh has assigned

- The Ministry of Planning and Investment to completing and submitting to competent authorities for approval the Project “Developing human resources in the semiconductor industry to 2030, with a vision to 2050” with appropriate mechanisms and policies, attracting foreign investment to develop the domestic semiconductor industry.

- The Ministry of Education and Training to training from 50,000 to 100,000 high-quality personnel for semiconductor chip manufacturing by 2030.

- The Ministry of Science and Technology to promoting research, development and technology transfer to businesses in the semiconductor chip sector.

- The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs to proposing mechanisms and policies to attract foreign experts in the semiconductor industry.

- The Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Public Security to directing relevant units to participate in implementing training programs and developing human resources in the semiconductor industry.

- The Ministry of Finance to proposing amendments to policies on taxes, fees to prioritize attracting and training human resources in this field.

- People’s Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities to reviewing and allocating budget for training local students in the semiconductor industry; implementing the tasks and solutions of the Project.

- Universities and vocational training facilities to proactively strengthening cooperation with businesses in research, ordering, and training; and promoting international cooperation in training.

- Businesses and investors to participating in forming the labor market for the semiconductor industry; actively participating in the training process of the facilities; coordinating with training facilities to place orders and attract human resources; and supplementing resources to the State during the training process for the semiconductor industry.

Linh Chi

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