The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) funded project "Training and Capacity Building Programme to the Banking Universities in Vietnam" consisted of the development of eight training courses based on practical concepts and tools currently used by global banks, including a seminar on improving presentation skills and techniques. These courses were subsequently transferred by a team of international and Vietnamese training specialists to the teaching Instructors at the Banking Academy in Hanoi and Banking University in Ho Chi Minh City.
Train the trainer courses – with duration between 1 and 2 weeks – were delivered at both banking universities, and were attended by approximately 500 instructors of both banking universities. Some 80% of the Instructors successfully completed their course, and most attended several seminars in line with their specialisations. Evidence indicates that the technical skills and the effectiveness of teaching at the two universities have improved.
The success of the project was confirmed by Dr. To Ngoc Hung, Director of the Banking Academy and Dr. Ho Dieu, Vice Rector of the Banking University, who both expressed their gratitude to SECO and the implementing partners, which in addition to WSBI/ESBG consisted of the BTC from Vietnam and Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation of Germany.