Author: VietNam E-Commerce Association VECOM
Date Submitted: 13/05/2021 14:49:52
Publishing year: 2008
The increasingly harsh global business environment requires businesses to have timely and accurate sources of information to implement production and business activities more efficiently, contributing to improving competitiveness. Therefore, ensuring information is exchanged continuously nationally as well as internationally is very important to promote trade development. In recent years, along with the development of information technology, especially the Internet, the number of e-commerce transactions has increased sharply.
E-commerce has only been established in Vietnam for a decade but has grown quite rapidly. Although by 2008 many universities and colleges across the country had actively implemented formal training on e-commerce, the development of this field was still significantly affected due to the large disparity between the e-commerce training capacity of the institutions and the demand for e-commerce human resources of enterprises.
Regarding macro policy, the Master Plan for e-commerce development from 2006 to 2010 approved by the Prime Minister in Decision No. 222/2005/QD-TTg of September 15, 2005 emphasized the policy of dissemination, propaganda on e-commerce in general and formal training on e-commerce at universities and colleges in particular. The Ministry of Education and Training and the Ministry of Trade (now the Ministry of Industry and Trade) are two state management agencies responsible for organizing the implementation of training activities at the macro level. In 2006, the Ministry of Industry and Trade conducted a small-scale survey of a number of universities and colleges in the North on the situation of e-commerce training. The survey results have shown somewhat the picture of e-commerce training in this area. Based on the survey results, the Ministry of Industry and Trade held a seminar on e-commerce training in Hanoi on August 29, 2006. The main results of the survey were presented in the Vietnam E-commerce Report 2006.
In 2007, with the goal of continuing to support formal training on e-commerce, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has implemented activities to encourage students across the country to get acquainted, study and approach e-commerce business. The Student program with e-commerce (since 2008 renamed digital ideas program) has received the enthusiastic response of many universities, colleges and students across the country.
2008 was the middle year of the implementation of the E-commerce Development Master Plan for the 5th period of 2006 – 2010. The master plan deals with many activities related to e-commerce development such as policy and legal development, dissemination of e-commerce propaganda, provision of online public services, international cooperation ... These activities are implemented relatively well and the specific situation is assessed annually. Meanwhile, the formal training activities on e-commerce have changed but have not been comprehensively investigated to serve as a basis for policy development and coordination among state management agencies, incense for training institutions, connecting the needs of enterprises with training institutions.
Therefore, what needs to be done now is to investigate the situation of formal training in e-commerce at universities and colleges nation across the country. With the function of state management of e-commerce, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has assigned the Department of E-Commerce and Information Technology to perform this task.