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NEU & BTCI to cooperate in banking and finance training

Released at: 14:08, 15/06/2017

NEU & BTCI to cooperate in banking and finance training

Photo: Ngoc Lan

National Economics University to provide "Future Banking" course to students.

by Ngoc Lan

The National Economics University (NEU) and the Institute of Manpower, Banking and Finance (BTCI) signed a cooperation agreement on practical training for the banking and finance industry on June 14 in Hanoi.

Together with representatives from the NEU and the BTCI, the signing ceremony was witnessed by representatives from The Banking Strategy Institute, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), the World Bank (WB) in Vietnam, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and other related parties.

The NEU will provide BTCI’s “Future Bankers” training program to students in its Advanced-Educational Programs.

The “Future Bankers” program gives students the opportunity to be exposed to practical studies in banking jobs and is unlike other forms of internships, which lack tutoring and real-life practice.

Students are supported directly by experienced bankers in classroom training and on-site coaching at bank branches and transaction offices in the roles of personal relationship managers, tellers, and assistants for corporate banking relationship offices.

Associate Professor and Principal of NEU, Dr. Tran Tho Dat, told the ceremony that this is a major step in linking human resources and training units in the banking and finance sector. “The program will help students have better job opportunities at commercial banks, while banks will have better human resources in the future,” he added.

The BTCI program being recognized by a prestigious university is a significant step forward in its mission of matching business requirements and the training of human resources.

“Future Bankers” is a pre-employment training program developed in line with the quality accreditation process and guidelines of the Dutch Institute for Banking Insurance and Investment (NIBE-SVV) in 2010 under a TA project funded by the Netherlands Development Finance Company.

The program is designed on the basis of competencies and skills required for certain jobs in the banking environment, ensuring “Future Banker” graduates will perform well immediately upon being employed, thus optimizing their performance while saving substantial cost, time, and resources for banks.   

BTCI was established by ten commercial banks on November 30, 2001 as an initiative of the Mekong Private Sector Development Facility (MPDF), the IFC, and the SBV. Over last 15 years, it has trained an impressive 100,000 bankers through thousands of international-standard training courses.

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