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SAP and UNICEF partner to give young people in Viet Nam job skills training

   Posted on 03.10.2019 by SEA-VET Content, UNICEF

Hanoi (VIET NAM), 30 September 2019 – SAP and UNICEF announced today a new partnership to provide quality education, life skills and digital skills training to adolescents in disadvantaged communities in Viet Nam, preparing them for decent work and active citizenship.

The three-year partnership, joining hands with the Government of Viet Nam, will focus on enhancing digital and transferable skills for 11,000 secondary school and TVET students in Viet Nam in the first year, to allow them to develop to their full potential and support employability. Special attention will be given on the inclusion of girls, including those from ethnic minorities as well as adolescents with a disability.

The partnership will look to integrate life skills and digital skills firmly into the national secondary school curriculum, into workforce readiness programmes of Viet Nam’s National Institute of Vocational Training; and will undertake in-depth research to better inform and connect the private sector with future talents, especially those of the most vulnerable groups.

Globally, more than 1 in 5 young people today are neither in employment, education nor training. Many more are not learning the skills they need to seek decent employment, as today’s rapidly changing economy demands increasingly specialized skills.

“For adolescents, the path to a successful future is underpinned by quality education that equips them – and empowers them – with the skills they need to thrive” said UNICEF Representative Rana Flowers.

“Where memory was crucial in the past, tomorrow’s workers will instead need problem solving skills, empathy, communication and digital skills. Adolescents are some of the country’s most creative and enthusiastic thinkers. We are excited to work with SAP to harness young people’s energy and ideas and help them contribute to their economy and society.” said UNICEF Representative Rana Flowers.

The collaboration forms part of Generation Unlimited, a global partnership working to prepare young people to become engaged and productive citizens. Launched one year ago, Generation Unlimited convenes multisector public and private investment in education and employment of youth, while engaging young people in these efforts.

“People are anxious about the opportunity gap in this new economy,” SAP Viet Nam Managing Director Josephin Galla.

“Businesses need to take meaningful steps to upskill the current and future workforce, regardless of their age or where they live in the world. Together with UNICEF, SAP will focus on starting in the classroom where the foundation for every career is built. We will increase collaboration with the public sector and focus on the best possible curriculum to prepare future workers. This is another example where doing what’s right and doing what’s right for business are in perfect harmony.” saidSAP Viet Nam Managing Director Josephin Galla.

Notes to editors:

UNICEF does not endorse any company, brand, product or service.

About Generation Unlimited

Generation Unlimited is global partnership working to prepare young people to become productive and engaged citizens. It connects secondary-age education and training to employment and entrepreneurship, empowering every young person to thrive in the world of work.

About SAP

As the Experience Company powered by the Intelligent Enterprise, SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP® system. Our machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP helps give people and organizations deep business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition. We simplify technology for companies so they can consume our software the way they want – without disruption. Our end-to-end suite of applications and services enables more than 437,000 business and public customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and make a difference. With a global network of customers, partners, employees, and thought leaders, SAP helps the world run better and improves people’s lives. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

SAP Vietnam opened its doors to business 11 years ago, and during these 11 years of operations, the company continues to serve over 450 customers in 9 industries. With 70% of our customers being SMEs, this just shows that SAP is the technology of choice whatever the size of business. We remain focused to work side by side with every business in Vietnam in their digital transformation journey.


UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. More than 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone. For more information about UNICEF and its work for children, visit www.unicef.org/vietnam

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 For more information, please contact:

  • Louis Vigneault-Dubois, UNICEF Việt Nam +84-24-38500241; +84-966539673; email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Nguyễn Thị Thanh Hương, UNICEF Việt Nam, 84-24-38500225; +84-904154678; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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