Hard working, highly dedicated.
Every business needs a strong degree of commitment from its employees. Employees who feel passionate about what they’re doing and make a personal investment in the businesses success. Committed employees do whatever it takes to excel, even if it means taking on extra tasks, or staying with the task until it’s completed.
The Vietnamese are famous for their strong work ethic. Over half the population (almost 90 million) is 25 years or younger. To industry, this means there is an extraordinary amount of recently educated people available for the workforce and they are highly motivated hard working. To understand why this occurs we need to recognise how the education structure works.
Vietnamese culture values teachers and academic achievement very highly, there is even an annual “Teachers Day” to recognise the profession. The Vietnamese are a very proud people that have to endure a very tough and difficult recent past and they have shown great ingenuity and innovation to overcome adversity. This spirit has carried on in the countries eagerness to show that it can compete with the rest of the world.
Vietnamese parents, in general, devote a lot of time and money towards education for their children.It is not unusual for them to pay for additional tuition outside of school and make personal sacrifices to do so and it is also quite common for older employed siblings to contribute to their younger brother and sister’s education.
It is not unusual for them to pay for additional tuition outside of school and make personal sacrifices to do so and it is also quite common for older employed siblings to contribute to their younger brother and sister’s education.
There are 12 years of formal education, pre-primary, primary school, secondary school and high school.
After primary school, students complete four years of secondary school and then they choose a course of study in high school. Part of this includes specialised secondary education, vocational secondary education, professional secondary education, and professional training.
High school last for three years and then finishes at the age of 18. Compulsory subjects include mathematics, Vietnamese literature, physics, chemistry, biology, history, geography, civics which consists of economics, philosophy, politics, law and ethics, technology, information technology, physical education, military, and security education. English and sometimes other foreign languages such as Mandarin, French and Russian are also taught. Depending on the course of study chosen in high school, students then either go to university or college.
The National Graduation Examination takes place in June and covers six subjects, each of which is graded out of 10 points. To graduate, students have to obtain at least 30 points and not have a zero score for any subject. They can then write the entrance exam for university or college.
The Vietnam Government also has invested in skills and knowledge training for human resources. There are thousands of career training schools in Vietnam including 175 vocational colleges, 290 vocational schools and over 1000 vocational training centres training skilled and talented students improving their foreign language, vocational standards, and proficiency standards.
Vietnamese love to study and are dedicated professionals when entering the workforce. They are taught that the harder they work, the more successful they will become, and literacy rate of more than 90%, the Vietnamese are equipped with a high level of education and are prepared to serve in high-skilled industries like information technology, pharmaceuticals and financial services, at a more competitive cost than other countries in the region.
Possessing the qualifications to do the job well, highly skilled, young Vietnamese workers have an extraordinary work ethic. As youth is the outstanding characteristic of Vietnam’s human resources they are healthy and eager to improve their skills and meet the challenges of the new technological age we live in.