Intel Vietnam Ltd., Co. has introduced a programme to teach information technology (IT) on TV during 2012, aiming at universalising IT for the community.

This is part of a joint programme between the Ministry of Information and Communication and Intel, launched in Hanoi on May 10.

The programme includes many activities which will last until the end of 2012.

Intel expects that through the programme, which is produced in collaboration with the Vietnam television company (VTC), 1 million Vietnamese people will be trained and retrained in computer skills and IT applications.

According to Andrew Allison, Director of the Asia-Pacific World Ahead Intel programme, the introduction of the Intel Easy Steps textbook in Vietnam is part of the group’s “Social Responsibilities” activities which have been implemented in many countries, making contributions to improving learning, as well as the coordination between families and schools in education and training development.

The company will also organise IT classes in remote areas with the assistance of volunteer Vietnamese students.-VNA