In response to suggestions from members, the AmCham board recently approved two new committees for member participation.
The AmCham Education and Workforce Development Committee
The education sector is vast, encompassing early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, informal, and vocational education. Workforce development programs overlap and complement the formal education system, and provide needed skills and training to those already employed. Members’ support of these sectors includes training teachers and professors, providing infrastructure, curriculum development, materials donation, scholarships, supporting management structures and parents’ groups, assistance to government entities, providing funds for operations and volunteers for tutoring. It also includes exchanges, leadership training, internships, and job placement. The Education and Workforce Development Committee serves as forum for AmCham Hanoi members to interact and address issues and needs. It provides a resource base for sharing information through events and programs about the latest in training and talent development methods as well as organizational capacity building for academic institutions, training companies, coaches and educators. In addition, to help our members find high-quality future employees and to demonstrate our long-term commitment to Vietnam and its young people, the Committee will further develop and manage the AmCham Scholars program which recognizes outstanding final-year undergraduate students in Hanoi.
The AmCham Sustainability Committee
AmCham’s Sustainability Committee provides a forum to facilitate best practice sharing and promote the ways in which AmCham members are committed to socially and environmentally sustainable business practices. The Committee focuses on strengthening the collaborative relationships of members with local communities in the areas in which they operate, and encourages members to pursue opportunities to benefit and improve the environment. It also aims to promote the interests of AmCham and its member companies and raise awareness of environmental issues affecting business and quality of life in Vietnam. To raise awareness of CSR among AmCham members and the community, and to provide recognition to firms with best practice CSR programs in Vietnam, the Committee organizes AmCham’s Corporate Social Responsibility Recognition Award Program.
All AmCham members are invited to participate in committees. Make your voice heard, and let AmCham work for you. Stay tuned for information about activities of these two new committees.