On 15th December 2017 there was a signing ceremony between University of Science and Technology of Hanoi - USTH (Vietnam France University) with Vietnam Airlines to launch the Bachelor program in Aeronautics and the Master program in International Air Transport Operations Management.
The event was attended on Vietnam Airlines side by Mr. Pham Ngoc Minh - Chairman of the Board of Management, Mr. Duong Tri Thanh - Director of Vietnam Airlines and Mr. Nguyen Thuong Hoang Hai - Chairman of Board of Management of Vietnam Airlines Engineering Company (VAECO) and Mr. Mai Tuan Anh - Director of VAECO. On USTH side there was Prof. Chau Van Minh - Director and Prof. Phan Ngoc Minh - Vice Director of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, governing body of USTH, Prof. Patrick Boiron - Rector of USTH, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Dinh Thi Mai Thanh and Assoc.Prof.Dr. Ngo Duc Thanh - Vice Rector of USTH. The signing ceremony has the presence of Mr. Pham Van Hao - Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.
Representatives of parties attended the signing ceremony
The signing ceremony marked the opening of the Bachelor program in Aeronautics and the Master program in International Air Transport Operations Management at USTH with the strong support from Vietnam Airlines, VAECO, Airbus SE and French Civil Aviation University (ENAC) and IAS.
At the signing ceremony, Mr. Duong Tri Thanh - Director of Vietnam Airlines said: "Building and maintaiing a source of high skilled labour is one of the main goals of Vietnam Airlines in the long term development plan. Aeronautics industry is very skeptical regarding recruiting labours with high skills whom can provide passengers with safe flights".
Mr. Duong Tri Thanh - Director of Vietnam Airlines spoke at the signing ceremony
Prof. Patrick Boiron - Rector of USTH said: "The signing ceremony is a milestone which marked the launch of a new training program at USTH which is designed to meet the urgent needs for high quality labour in order to promote Vietnam's aviation industry".
According to the Cooperation Agreement, each year 30 students from the Bachelor program in Aeronautics at USTH will be employed by Vietnam Airlines. Also, Vietnam Airlines will provide USTH students with academic assistance and expermental tools as well as act as a place for USTH students to take their internship.
Prof. Patrick Boiron - Rector of USTH
The Master program in International Air Transport Operations Management is based on the curriculum of the National Civil Aviation University (ENAC). Graduates are ENAC qualified and have the skills to join multinational airlines such as Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways.
According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), between 2015 and 2035, Vietnam is among the top five markets with the highest growth of passenger traffic in the world. after China, India and Indonesia. Increased demand for air travel has created more employment opportunities in the sector.
However, the aviation industry in Vietnam has only met 40% of human resources. USTH is one of the few universities providing human resources to this industry, helping domestic airlines save on expensive hiring of foreign workers.
Translated by USTH
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