On September 26, 2018, the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) in collaboration with REMANn Co., Ltd. organised a course to improve the information technology knowledge of students of Information Technology Academy, an official training programme of Hanoi University of Science and Technology.
|KOTRA and REMANn's IT training course |
This course is one of the CSR activities of KOTRA in collaboration with South Korean firms in Vietnam to promote sustainable development in order to create a sustainable business eco-system between South Korea and emerging countries. Of these, KOTRA concentrates on activities in human resources via training and improving the knowledge and skills of local employees and transferring technology.
Agreed with this goal, REMANn, a supplier of used and refurbished digital devices like computers and mobile phones, has co-operated with KOTRA to organise practical CSR activities. The course of improving IT knowledge will be held during five or eight weeks to provide basic knowledge through supporting local training facilities' technology and professional operation. REMANn also donates "refurbished computers" made by the company's engineers to the facilities.
|Hundreds of IT students participating the course |
At the event, REMANn’s representative said: "We are interested in technical development and promoting digitalisation in Vietnam. We hope that this course will help students identify their careers or establish their own business."
Used computers contain important information on corporate and clients, and heavy metal like cadmium in the computers could also pollute the environment. Realising the importance of treating these devices, REMANn has proactively resolved all issues related to corporate information, providing database management for small- and medium-sized enterprises, and mitigating the environmental risks from electronic waste.
REMANn received a social business certificate from South Korea's Ministry of Employment and Labour in 2008. The company is also the official partner of Microsoft in South Korea with the largest personal computer production line. The company has been selling products to local and foreign customers.
Since establishing the branch in Vietnam last year, REMANn has carried out several official development assistance (ODA) projects along with Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) to boost digitalisation in Vietnam, as well as deployed the campaign of donating personal computers.