The YouthSpark program in Vietnam will focus on three areas: development of employees, broadening investment in youth across Vietnam and supporting young leaders in the country.
Vietnam is currently home to Microsoft’s Mobile Devices manufacturing business, which includes more than 10,000 employees in the Bac Ninh province. Part of the new investment will be used to provide on-site information technology training for factory employees to help them develop new skills and discover new opportunities.
In addition, the company has announced it will work with Vietnet-ICT to provide training for around 16,500 underprivileged youngsters in Bac Ninh, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City over the next three years.
“Vietnam is an important emerging market for Microsoft in Southeast Asia with great growth potential. With its large, young, highly-mobile and socially-engaged population, we believe that the country is poised to fully leverage the power of technology to grow and compete on a global stage,” said Microsoft Asia Pacific President, César Cernuda.