Techtronic Industries proudly presents a collaboration with AmCham for the "AmCham Women in Engineering Scholarship 2023"
Ho Chi Minh City, September 23, 2023 - Techtronic Industries Vietnam (TTI Vietnam), in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AmCham Vietnam) in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang awarded 60 scholarships, each worth VND 15 million to outstanding female students who achieved the highest results throughout the assessments of the "AmCham Women in Engineering Scholarship 2023" (ACWES 2023).
This is the second consecutive year TTI Vietnam has partnered with AmCham to carry out this meaningful program. By supporting and encouraging female students to study and research in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), the scholarship program is one of TTI's activities to promote developing high-quality human resources and fulfill commitments to diversity and inclusion. This scholarship presentation ceremony was honored with the attendance of Mr. James Ollen, Executive Director of AmCham in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang, representatives of sponsors, university leaders, and notably, the participation of two female leaders at TTI, Mrs. Tran Thuy Linh An, Vice President of Human Resources and Strategic Projects, and Ms. Sharon Lixu, Senior Vice President of Facilities Operations and Projects Management.
The "AmCham Women in Engineering Scholarship 2023" program
Established in 2011, ACWES is a part of the community activities of AmCham and AmCham members operating in manufacturing, engineering, and training to support and develop female human resources in high-tech fields in Vietnam. After 12 years, the program has awarded 515 scholarships to excellent female students majoring in STEM. Besides financial aid, the program offers chances for students to approach companies partnered with the program and to explore job opportunities from high-tech companies.
In 2023, the program targets female bachelor’s degree students at their last two academic years of their undergraduate program at universities in Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Dong Nai, and Binh Duong. The groups of major eligible for the program include Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Environmental Engineering, Information Technology, Material Technology, Applied Sciences, and Industrial Engineering.
"You have been selected in a highly competitive program based on your skills in knowledge, behavior, motivation, problem-solving mindset, leadership ability, teamwork, as well as clear career goals and persuasive skills. I wish you the best and a successful learning journey to all female students in the “AmCham Women in Engineering Scholarship 2023” program. Mr. James Ollen, Executive Director of AmCham in Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang sent congratulations to 60 outstanding female students in the program.
Promoting diversity and gender equality in the STEM field
As among the world leading cordless tool companies, TTI is built on four strategic drivers: Powerful Brand, Innovative Products, Operational Excellence, and Exceptional People. Among these, Exceptional People is not only a strategy focused on human development but also a source of inspiration for all company initiatives. By partnering with AmCham Vietnam in this program, TTI Vietnam aims to contribute to promoting diversity and gender equality in the STEM field, help building a community of talented, creative, and strong female engineers.
"For two consecutive years, we are proud to partner with AmCham for this program and be ACWES Diamond sponsor. Thanks to this meaningful scholarship, we continue fulfill our commitment to developing high quality human resource for Vietnam via long-term collaborations with the Chambers, non-governmental and non-profit organizations to nurture, support and create more opportunities to female students in Engineering and STEM field". Mrs. Tran Thuy Linh An, Vice President, Human Resources and Strategic Projects at TTI Vietnam shared.
In addition to providing financial support, TTI Vietnam also hopes to bring internship opportunities and guidance to female students receiving ACWES. This helps them receive support and guidance from experts and leaders in the industry to enhance and develop their skills.
"Seeing you all shining in your schoolgirl outfits at today's event, I couldn't help but remember myself 30 years ago when I was also a female student in the field of engineering. I believe that with dedication and unwavering passion for your profession, you will achieve great success in the near future”, shared Ms. Sharon Lixu, Senior Vice President of Facilities Operations and Projects Management, while talking to female scholarship winners and partners.
TTI Vietnam's journey in developing female human resources in the STEM field not only involves creating an environment of diversity and gender equality but also promotes sustainable and innovative development within the company. This not only enhances TTI Vietnam's competitiveness in the market but also contributes to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, honoring the important role of women in the STEM field in Vietnam.