How many times have IT companies’ employers complained about fresh recruits from engineering colleges not being “industry ready?” Enter the Campus Link (CL) to bridge this gap! Launched by FPT Software in Feb 2014, CL is the first academia-industry initiative to “architect the education experience” in Vietnam. Our goal is to build a sustainable partnership with IT educational organizations in Vietnam and abroad for mutual benefit; producing “industry ready” recruits.
Our objective in launching the Campus Link program is to enhance the quality and quantity of the IT talent-pool; sustain the growth of the IT industry itself. We don’t want to increase the number of engineering colleges, or the number of graduates. We intend to increase the employability of students. We want to have a consistent output, irrespective of all variables involved. It doesn’t matter where the college is located (big city or remote town), the kind of faculty, or students. However the conditions may be, with the help of our partners, we want to achieve a high-quality, constant product. The way we do is we align the college curriculum with the industry's requirements, and work with educational bodies towards implementing it.
As the Vietnam Information Technology & Communication Development Strategy of the Vietnamese Government, by 2020 Vietnam could have a good level of knowledge economy & information society, with Information Technology & Communication as the basic factor. In terms of IT education at the Universities, 80% IT graguated students will have enough professional capability and foreign language skills and will be able to join the global labour market. The future looks bright and promising... all we need to do is work towards it.
Currently we have about dozen of IT Universities in Vietnam under our wing, and the numbers are continuing to grow! As a part of the CL program, we have launched this portal. The portal will provide an online platform for academia-industry interaction anytime, and anywhere.