At Game Verse 2023 which took place several days ago, Le Quang Tu Do, head of the Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information (ABEI) under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), said in developing the game industry, education plays an important role.
To prepare human resources for the game industry, the Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology (PTIT) has proposed that the Ministry of Education and Trianing (MOET) open a new major specializing in producing workers for the industry.
MIC has contacted Ton Duc Thang University, FPT University, Hanoi University of Science and Technology and many other schools to discuss the plan to produce human resources for the game industry for the next five years.
Nguyen Ngoc Bao, CEO of VTC, said if considering gaming as an industry, an occupation will be created, and by that time, universities will produce human resources for the jobs. Once games are viewed as an industry, the prejudice about it will change in society, and parents will allow their children to study games.
If so, Vietnam will be able to produce more workers and solve the question of staff shortages the industry is facing now.
When it is considered an industry, schools specializing in training workers in IT, but also schools with other majors will offer training in this major.
For example, the University of Fine Arts could produce workers for graphics design for games, while the University of Social Sciences and Humanities would produce workers specializing in building scenarios and plots for games.
Many universities in Vietnam have shown interest in training in games recently. Game programming is a major in the IT faculty of many schools including Hanoi University of Science and Technology, University of Industry and Luong The Vinh University.
Also, it is taught at PTIT as part of Multimedia IT and Computer and Information Science.
Meanwhile, RMIT produces bachelor’s degree holders designing games. Under its training program, learners analyze different forms of games, and improve their design and engineering skills.
In addition, students can develop in many stages of game design and production. Students will receive practical training while networking with high-end game creators, or interning at game studios, businesses and game development companies.
In fact, games are not a new training major in many countries in the world. In the Philippines, Singapore, the UK, US, Australia and Switzerland, game programmers, especially video game designers and game designers have been trained for years.
Statista reported that by Q1/2021, Vietnam had 25,000 workers in the game industry.