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The awardees this year include 10 electrical engineering students at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology and five each studying energy technology at the Electric Power University and chemistry at the University of Science – Vietnam National University, Hanoi.
The scholarship program was created to ease beneficiaries’ financial burden, offer career orientation programs and develop students’ soft skills.
CED’s intensive training courses will provide students with practical information to help develop their potential, improve their knowledge of the energy industry and offer orientation for their future professions.
AES Vietnam scholarships awarded to electrical engineering students the Hanoi University of Science and Technology on 8 April 2022. Photo by AES Vietnam
Each of the 10 students will get a VND14 million cash grant in addition to soft skills training, English lessons, community service, and a visit to the Mong Duong 2 Thermal Power Plant in Quang Ninh Province.
“The financial support from the scholarship has enabled me to pursue scientific research more effectively and at the same time helps my family pay tuitions,” Ha Minh Son, a student at the School of Electrical Engineering, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, said referring to his experience with the scholarship program.
“The lessons that I gain from the course are useful in life.”
Kris Larson, construction project director, AES Vietnam, awards the scholarships to the students. Photo by AES Vietnam
Prof Dr Nguyen Phong, vice president, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, said, “The scholarship provides great encouragement for them to study harder and gives them the opportunity to improve soft skills that are important for their personal and career development in future.”
Kris Larson, construction project director, AES Vietnam said developing high-tech human resources from the local workforce is one of the sustainable development goals his company pursues in Vietnam.
“I am very pleased to see that this scholarship program has reached its 5th year with so many excellent students benefiting.”
The awards are part of an annual scholarship program carried out by AES since 2017.
One of the company’s top priorities is investing in education, training and creating a highly skilled workforce for the energy sector in the context of the increasing demand for electricity in Vietnam.
AES also carries out other social responsibility projects focusing on health, livelihoods and infrastructure in the provinces of Quang Ninh and Binh Thuan.
Since 2012 it has carried out a total of 135 community initiatives that have a long-term impact on improving the lives of more than 200,000 people, according to a company spokesperson.
AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a Fortune 500 global energy company that seeks to accelerate the future of energy. It has delivered greener, smarter energy solutions in collaboration with a variety of partners.
AES in Vietnam is a sustainable power company that provides safe, reliable and affordable energy.
Through its subsidiary, AES Mong Duong Power Company Limited, it has successfully developed and arranged financing for the 1,242-MW Mong Duong 2 Power Project, which cost around US$2.1 billion.
The Center for Education and Development is a dynamic group of experienced scientists, trainers, educators, and development professionals committed to education and development in Vietnam.
The group has worked together for many years to research and set up and carry out education, training and development programs to serve the needs of a rapidly developing country.
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