YouthSpark Live 2016 enables Vietnamese youth to capture opportunities

Microsoft Corporation and Vietnet Information Technology Center has jointly organised YouthSpark Live Event 2016.

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YouthSpark Live is a Microsoft's global campaign to provide young people global-wide with necessary technology skills which will accelerate them forward, and get connected to programmes that will help them get there.

With the aim to  inspire youth to get connected, integrated, and develop themselves with technology, YouthSpark Live provided participants with opportunity to network, and exchange views with outstanding Vietnamese and international experts in technology sector. 

Over 100 students from upper secondary schools, vocational schools, and universities participated in the event.

At YouthSpark Live 2016, participants have chances to experience activities that help improve their computational thinking, such as “Computer Science Unplugged activities”. 

Participants got trained on using technology tools, such as Office Mix to support their study. 

Beside, in the panel discussion on “Factors to encourage the youth to explore and use technology for study and career development”, ICT and STEM experts sent a strong message that technology is the foundation for much of today’s innovation, young people should explore and use it to develop themselves and contributing to  improve national economy.  

In addition, all students had great experience with the ICT and STEM activities such as 3D scanning and robot coding. 

This activity not only facilitates networking but also enables the youth to merge themselves into a creative and scientific environment without any limitation. 

The experiments helped them discover their personal abilities and improve their digital skills. 

YouthSpark Live is a Microsoft initiative consisted of 30 different programmes to support the youth around world. 

“Microsoft is co-operating with the Vietnamese government and NGOs to implement programmes to support training human resource for Vietnam's future development. 

More specifically, Microsoft YouthSpark supports disadvantaged youth to access technology education to improve their skills, and thus have better career opportunities. 

“YouthSpark Live would be a special experience for youths to begin discovering their potentials and passion in computer science and ICT,” said Nhi Le, Microsoft Vietnam Philanthropies lead. 

On this occasion, Microsoft organised an awarding ceremony for Microsoft YouthSpark scholarships for female students in technology. 

Eighty outstanding female students majoring in Computer Science from top eight universities in Vietnam won Microsoft scholarships for their great effort in pursuing their passion in technology.   

Phan Thi Hong Hanh, a student of Polytechnic University, has shared her experience in encouraging her colleagues to pursue their aspiration and dream. By learning hard to become good at technology skills and knowledge, they will enhance women's role in the development of Computer Science and ICT in the future. 

Find out more information about this programme, its free courses and materials at YouthSpark Hub and imagine.microsoft.com or youthvietnam.vn

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