Bosch and RMIT forge partnership on future workforce development

April 25, 2024 | 17:46
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Bosch Vietnam on April 23 signed a MoU with Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Vietnam (RMIT) to collaborate and nurtures the next generation of factory professionals.

This collaboration aims to meet the changing demands of Vietnam's technology-driven landscape by providing RMIT students with crucial skills and knowledge in science, technology, and innovation, while also opening career opportunities for them at Bosch.

Under the agreement, the partnership also contributes to Bosch’s local-for-global strategy for nurturing and developing skilled and talented workforce in the country.

Bosch and RMIT forge partnership on future workforce development
Dominik Meichle, managing director of Bosch Vietnam (left) and Professor Robert McClelland, dean of The Business School, RMIT Vietnam (right)

Through the MoU, the collaboration between two parties is established within four key pillars: education opportunities for students, skills development, corporate and executive education, commercial and technical research opportunities.

These pillars are intended to include sessions where Bosch's experts provide career guidance to RMIT's students, offer real-world case studies covering both technical and commercial topics, facilitate hands-on projects through visits to Bosch's plant and R&D centre, provide increased exposure to career opportunities at Bosch, and offer professional development to help students transition smoothly into their careers.

Dominik Meichle, managing director of Bosch Vietnam, emphasised the company’s unwavering focus on human resource development.

“Our investment is not just about today, it aims to support a high-quality labour force for Vietnam, poised to adapt to the rapid technological and innovative shifts occurring globally and within the country,” he said.

RMIT Vietnam’s Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor Jodie Altan expects that the partnership will offer RMIT students valuable exposure to practical knowledge and hands-on experiences from Bosch experts across diverse technical and commercial fields.

“This strategic alliance reinforces the bond between Bosch and RMIT, with a shared goal of nurturing local talent to positively impact the growth of Vietnam,” Altan said.

Under the MoU, both parties will collaborate on creating specialised Corporate Executive Development (CED) courses and programmes tailored to meet the specific needs of companies in Vietnam and the region.

These initiatives aim to enhance students' digital literacy and technological adaptability, particularly in smart manufacturing and automation for Industry 4.0.

Moreover, Bosch plans to send over its top experts in the filed to lecture some classes, providing practical insights to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Likewise, Bosch is also exploring the integration of relevant RMIT Vietnam CED programmes into its strategic workforce development plans.

In Vietnam, Bosch remains steadfast in its mission to support Vietnam’s Industry 4.0 goals, particularly in automation, technology, and smart manufacturing.

Bosch achieves this by playing a role in the education of Vietnamese students, focusing on critical fields like business acumen, and technical expertise. The company recognises that nurturing local talent is not only essential for its own success but also contributes to the nation’s advancement.

The collaboration between Bosch and RMIT holds the promise of creating appealing employment opportunities for students by matching academia and industry. Additionally, it involves targeted professional development within the dynamic work environment of Bosch Vietnam.

Bosch Vietnam was recognised as the best workplace in the engineering, machinery, and mechanics sector, as voted by Anphabe in the “Top 100 Best Places to Work in Vietnam in 2023” list.

This accolade marks Bosch’s consistent presence on the list for nine consecutive years, solidifying its position as a leading employer in Vietnam.

Bosch Vietnam has also garnered several esteemed employer branding accolades. These include the Great Place to Work Certificate 2023, Top 50 Best Employer of Choice 2023 by Vietnam Student, and Top 50 Corporate Sustainability Awards – Outstanding CSR.

As Bosch continues to collaborate with educational institutions, foster talent, and drive innovation, it remains committed to shaping a brighter future for Vietnam - one where skilled professionals thrive and contribute to the nation’s growth.

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