Competitiveness of Vietnam’s Engineering Workforce

A strong labor force is among the top reasons that Fortune 500 technology corporations brought their outsourcing operations to Vietnam. The country is in a period of “demographic bonus”, when the labor force participation rate in the second quarter of 2022 (population aged 15 – 64) is 68,5% with the number of 51,6 million people. With a young, dynamic, and well educated workforce, Vietnam is becoming a new outsourcing powerhouse of the technology world.

The whitepaper will provide you with insights into the positive landscape of Vietnam’s engineering workforce and how it is gaining competitiveness in terms of both educational background and professional performance. Facts and figures from global research organizations are attached to support and provide further information about statements made in the document.

For educational background, the potential engineering talent pool is proven through the rapid development of overseas students and engineering graduates, as well as a high international ranking in basic academic skills.

For professional performance, the communication skills – especially in English – revealed good progress. Together with the fact that some top Vietnam software outsourcing companies have applied the global, benchmarked engineering process, like Agile or CMMi-5, now you can be confident that there will be a transparent and effective working environment between your in-house departments and the offshore team in Vietnam.

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Detailed information about the academic background and professional skills rankings of Vietnam’s engineering workforce according to global surveys. Explains, from the human perspective, why Vietnam is considered the next top destination for technology outsourcing.
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Top 2 countries in the world with best English proficiency of IT workforce, English Proficiency Index for Companies 2015