Fit for Future

  • P Project/Program

Key Information

The “Fit for Future” project, launched on International Girls in ICT Day 2019, will encourage girls and women to study and work in the technology sector. The project was launched at an event alongside partner organisations FPT Polytechnic College and REACH. "Fit for future" will run from March 2019 to August 2021 with funding from Adecco Group Foundation. The project will support 800 marginalised young people, especially girls and women, so they can work in the technology sector in the future. Currently in Vietnam, like most of the rest of the world, the technology sector is dominated by men who account for 70-80% of the jobs in the field. In addition, women are often not perceived to have the necessary skills to be successful in technology-related jobs. However, the number of jobs in this field in Vietnam are rising. It is estimated that by 2020, 530,000 positions will need filling but at current rates there will only be around 350,000 suitable applicants to fill them. Therefore, by learning digital skills, girls will be able to fill the increasing number of tech jobs in Vietnam, closing the gender digital divide and helping girls to get equal.


Lead Implementing Organization(s)

Years

2019 - 2021

Location(s)

Viet Nam

Funders

Not applicable or unknown

Adecco Group Foundation

Partners

Not applicable or unknown

FPT Polytechnic College, REACH

COVID-19 Response

Unknown

Government Affiliation

Unknown

Ministry Affiliation

Unknown

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas

Other

  • Other

Other skills

  • Vocational training

Cross-cutting areas

  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Gender equality

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school)

Age

Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Not applicable or unknown

School Level

Not applicable or unknown

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Educational Technology

  • Digital learning materials/programs
  • Digital skills/literacy (including coding)

Learning while working

  • Vocational training

Life skills education

  • Gender, rights and power

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

Not applicable or unknown

Cross-cutting goals

  • Changed social norms
  • Increased employment/job-related skills
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms
  • Reduced poverty/increase household well-being