French NGO helps poor IT students develop career hinh anh 1​Students attend a career orientation event held by Passerelles Numériques Vietnam. (Photo: Passerelles Numériques)

Da Nang (VNA) – As many as 55 IT undergraduate students presented their career development orientations at a programme held by France-based non-governmental organisation Passerelles Numériques Vietnam (PN Vietnam) in the central city of Da Nang on July 30.

The presentations of the students, who are in their final year and from difficult backgrounds, will be scored based on the assessments of participating partners.

The programme, titled “Ket noi huong toi tuong lai” (Connect towards the future), also hosted a discussion on IT and professional working environment between the guests and the students, which provided the students with many practical information and hands-on experience in finding jobs and developing a career.

Previously, PN Vietnam has signed an agreement with the Da Nang College of Technology to jointly offer diploma courses in IT to disadvantaged students in central Vietnam.

Under the agreement, 45 poor students from seven central provinces have enrolled in a three-year course.

Founded in 2006, PN Vietnam now operates in Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Its mission is to provide education, technical and professional training in the digital sector for underprivileged young people by leveraging their potential and willpower.

It will help them develop their employability which allows them and their families to escape from poverty in a sustainable way, and contribute to the social and economic development of their countries.-VNA