Twenty-eight Vietnamese students have recorded outstanding results on a high-tech training course in the US.
The students took part in the Intel Vietnam Scholars Programme at Portland State University.
Chairman of the university Wim Wiewel said, “These graduates will prove to be real assets for Vietnam.”
The students scored average marks of 3.8 out of a possible 4, said Dr. Rengjeng Su, Principle of the Portland State University’s Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.
He stressed that the students had easily surpassed the minimum requirement of a 2.0 mark.
“I found that they concentrated, and they’ve greatly impressed us,” he added.
Tran Ngoc Anh Duc, 22, was a third-year student at Hanoi University of Technology before joining the course.
After gaining a graduation mark of around 3.7, Duc said, “The most important thing that I’ve learned while studying in the US is the willingness to make changes to guarantee success. They’re not afraid of making mistakes at all.”
Another group of 24 students of electronics, engineering and business are going to graduate in 2012, according to Maseech College official.
After their graduation, these students will work for Intel for three years before opting to move to other workplaces.
Intel launched its programme to provide overseas training for 52 third and fourth-year Vietnamese students from leading technical education institutions. The company plans to invest around USD4 million in the programme over two years.