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GE constructs US$1 million first training laboratory for Vietnamese students

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:38 am

GE inaugurated its first training laboratory at University of Technical Education (UTE) in Ho Chi Minh City on December 9 in response to a growing demand for the education of Vietnam students to the power industry.

Representatives of GE and university at the inauguration ceremony ( Photo:GE Courtesy)

The training center contributes to GE’s efforts in improving education opportunities for Vietnamese students. In addition the long established program ‘Scholar-Leader Scholarship’ as well as Vietnam – US Education Task Force were sponsored by GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the General Electric Company.

The new laboratory is a high-tech facility for students, which they will be trained on the most advanced and ‘up to date’ Electrical Distribution and Control Equipment.


The total investment of this training center is over US$1 million. It helps with the integration of electrical equipment and systems, used in power distribution. It also protects and controls residential, commercial and industrial applications.

The equipment was donated by several businesses of GE. It is estimated that the newly opened center will attract more than 100 students per day.


Mr. Luis Ramirez, – CEO & President of GE Industrial Solutions said, “We are very excited that GE could help Vietnam students. It was great to find the students eager to study and find out how our equipment is manufactured, assembled and operated. Our initiative of establishing a training center was based on their requests, which has now turned into reality.”

Attending this inauguration were: Luis Ramirez – CEO & President of GE Industrial Solutions, along with James Fisher – CEO & President of GE Industrial Solutions Asia Pacific, Stuart Thomson, Bobby Lubana – General Manager SEA, GE Industrial Solutions  and Nguyen Dinh Manh Chien – Country Manager, Indochina of GE industrial Solutions, Le Thanh An, the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, Do Quoc Anh – Director General, Director of the Representative Agency of Ministry of Education & Training in the South and the faculty and the students of UTE.

Source: SGGP

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