'Designing a training model to promptly prepare human resources for the semiconductor chip industry'

For an engineer to work in the semiconductor industry, it takes up to 6 years of both basic and in-depth study, so a suitable model is needed to consider developing training programs.

The information was given by Deputy Minister of Education and Training Hoang Minh Son at the conference “Training program for the semiconductor chip industry until 2030 – Challenges and solutions” held on April 26.

According to Deputy Minister Son, focusing on training engineers for the semiconductor industry is a strategic direction to take advantage of opportunities to access and transfer technology, promoting rapid and sustainable economic development. Foreign corporations need to see that Vietnam has human resources to invest, but if they want to attract students to study and develop strong training, they need a market.

He believes that the development of training programs needs to stem from the needs of the industry to have an appropriate focus. In addition to the program, training models also need to be discussed to be able to meet market requirements quickly and long-term.

In fact, now we are starting to enroll students for 4-year bachelor’s degrees, requiring at least 1-2 years of intensive training. So it will take until 2030 to have the first course. Deputy Minister Son said that to meet actual human resource needs, appropriate training models must be researched, then the training program must be discussed.

Deputy Minister Hoang Minh Son spoke at the event on April 26. Image: COUGH

It is predicted that by 2030, Vietnam will need from 30,000 to 50,000 engineers to serve the microchip industry. Associate Professor, Dr. Nguyen Phong Dien, Deputy Director of Hanoi University of Science and Technology, sees this as an opportunity and also a challenge for universities in building training programs.

He proposed that the development of training programs should be based on the actual demand for quantity and quality from businesses. Schools need to determine what 50,000 IC engineers can work in after 4 years of training, and in which fields of semiconductor ICs.

Associate Professor, Dr. Nguyen Phong Dien shared at the conference on the morning of April 26. Image: COUGH

Associate Professor. Dr. Nguyen Duc Minh, School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, proposed a pilot manufacturing program, through the construction of facilities, scholarship incentives, tax incentives, and corporate capital in the contract. Collaborate in training, recruitment, and jointly build science and technology programs for international cooperation.

Dr. Nguyen Minh Son, Head of the Department of Computer Engineering, University of Information Technology, Ho Chi Minh City National University, acknowledged that 75% of the human resources of IC design companies are concentrated in the frontend and backend segments. But in reality, universities currently do not train the fields that businesses need, and even businesses have to retrain 100% of their human resources.

He proposed piloting a training program for System-on-Chip-oriented IC design, which means participating in system-on-chip design to master the IC design process. Dr. Son also believes that there is a need for a shared laboratory model, building a semiconductor chip industry ecosystem to help promote research and train research human resources with focus and focus.

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