Challenges to engineering education in Vietnam Little inspiration and incentive from early on Family School Society Perceived high costs For schools For students
Challenges to engineering education in Vietnam Gender factor Traditional thinking: girls not naturally fit for engineering Job environment unfavorable to engineers Gaps between school training and actual job environment: 2 extremes Inadequate training => needs retraining Adequate training but engineers have to compromise under pressure from corrupt practices
Some suggestions Raise awareness about engineering: communication and outreach efforts Recruiting more girls into engineering by both educating society, including girls themselves, and positive discrimination Better public and corporate policies to protect and incentivize engineers who uphold professional integrity
Contributions by private sector HEEAP activities Company exhibit/museum Internship programs Sharing employer best practices (Best employer for engineers award)
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