In the first six months of this year, there are up to 1,600 job vacancies related to the IT sector, including programmers, application developers and software managers, from more than 100 software companies in the city, the association said.
Vy Van Viet, Director of iViettech Education Centre, based in Danang, said an engineer working in the software sector had to know how to create an application. But in schools, students were often taught about theory rather than actually creating or developing an application.They were also lacking English and other soft skills needed to work effectively, he said.
According to software experts, the major reason recruiters rejected graduate students was because they failed to show recruiters their skills in developing or analysing an application.
Hunt for skilled software engineers
The city’s Software Association said due to the shortage, the hunting of skilled software engineers had occurred among local software companies in recent years.
The occurrence of high-quality software engineers quitting their jobs after being offered higher salaries by other companies is quite common. The matter of human-resource change has put pressure on the companies.
In the short term, responding to the situation, software companies belonging to the city’s software association had worked with each other to rotate skilled labourers in order to minimise changes in human resources as well as ensure benefits for each company, Dang Ngoc Hai, of Daxon Active Vietnam Co Ltd said to Danang newspaper.To fill the gap between the quality of graduate students and the quality of engineers that recruiters demand, companies should give training courses to graduate students so that they could meet requirements. It was believed to be an effective way to improve the quality of labourers, Vo Thanh Hai, Vice Principal of Duy Tan University said.