On December 14, 2018, the “talents-gathering” night of nearly 300 representatives of the "Vietnamese Talents Generation" and more than 100 representatives of enterprises, organizations and universities at the Closing and Awards Ceremony of the Talent Generation 2018 competition, held at the Royal Hotel Saigon. The event aimed to mark the first success of UNESCO-CEP's journey to find and raise the competence of Vietnamese youths in 2018.
The event was attended by representatives of the organizers: Ms. Le Nguyen Thuy Linh, Director of the UNESCO Center for Culture and Education (UNESCO-CEP); Mr. Pham Hong Anh, Director of Talent Generation 2018; Mr. Le Dinh Hieu, CEO of G.A.P Academy (Academic partner and co-organizer); Ms. Nguyen Thi Tuyet Tram, Strategic Talent Intake Manager of Techcombank (Strategic Partner); Ms. Tran Thi Thuy Hang, Recruitment Director of Bosch Vietnam. The event also featured the speakers representing a generation of leaders who have great influence and breakthrough contributions in Vietnam such as: Ms. Truong Ly Hoang Phi, Director of the Business Startup Support Centre (BSSC); Mr. Ly Qui Trung, Founder of Pho 24 brand and CEO of Nha Xinh as well as other international brands such as Bo Concept, Baxter, Arclinea, ...
Expressing his pride in UNESCO-CEP’s journey aiming to improve the competitiveness of the young generation, Mr. Pham Hong Anh, Director of Talent Generation 2018 said: “Our mission is not only to create an open platform that helps Vietnamese students access to latest knowledge, but also give them a closer look at their own opportunities with domestic enterprises, along with the famous and prestigious worldwide businesses. The young labor force of Vietnam has always been evaluated as a competitive national advantage but the quality and competitiveness are the issues that many domestic as well as multinational enterprises and corporations operating in Vietnam concern about".
Regarding the statistics related to the contest, more than 10,000 contestants participated in the online contest during 2 seasons; more than 13,000 students participated in the offline events held at universities and institutes in 7 provinces: Hanoi, Hai Phong, Nghe An, Da Nang, Dong Nai, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho; nearly 100 speakers with more than 40 events.
Following the event, the ambition of the Vietnamese brand's rise to the world was insisted by Mr. Ly Qui Trung during his sharing session. With the experience of owning and successfully leading well-known brands such as Pho 24, Nha Dep, ... he stated that Vietnam had been in the period of international economic integration so a careful preparation was very important.
With the same point of view as above, Ms. Truong Ly Hoang Phi thought that talent needed time to explore and learn; young people should carefully researched the industry in which they wanted to start up, tested it from early state and asked for some advices from their guides. Their advantages are not only the dynamism of the youth, but also the experience from the seniors.
During the Gala night, the champion of Talent Generation 2018 Season 2 - the best team surpassing nearly 4,000 contestants across the country was revealed, who was Tiger 4.1 Team. The champions of the competition are joining force to affirm the brand "Vietnamese students with global competence and thinking". After the final round, they will officially become representatives of Vietnamese talents generation to take part in the study tour in Singapore to visit and meet with representatives of the world's leading corporations such as Google, Facebook. , Amazon ... as well as exchange experiences with students and professors at the National University of Singapore.
Once again the aspiration of young Vietnamese people was acknowledged by the story of Hoang Thi Ngoc Anh - a girl who has resiliently overcome difficulties to “spread her wings” in the far away land -Japan as well as the upcoming tough journeys
With the preliminary successes, Talent Generation is proud to gradually convey the message "Join force and contribute to improving Vietnamese competence, fostering Vietnamese ambition and affirming Vietnamese brand internationally".