HO CHI MINH CITY, April 14, 2016 – The nonprofit Hinrich Foundation and two manufacturers who produce footwear for adidas Group (http://www.adidas-group.com) will provide more full scholarships for Burmese and Cambodian citizens to study Master of Science in Global Production Engineering and Management at Vietnamese-German University, starting August 2016.

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Scholarships in Global Production Engineering and Management with careers in manufacturing are co-sponsored by footwear manufacturers Myanmar Pou Chen and Can Sport Shoes.

Companies co-sponsoring the scholarships and providing career opportunities to the graduates from Myanmar and Cambodia are Myanmar Pou Chen and Can Sport Shoes.

Free information sessions in Phnom Penh and Yangon

People who are passionate about manufacturing are invited to join free information sessions in Phnom Penh and Yangon to learn full details about the scholarship, how to apply and about the career development opportunities :

  • CAMBODIA: 21 May 2016 (8:30am) at Cambodia Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC) – RUPP-CJCC Confederation de la Russie, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • MYANMAR: 28 May 2016 (8:30am) at MES Building, Hlaing Universities Campus, Hlaing Township, Yangon, Myanmar.

Senior executives from the Hinrich Foundation and co-sponsoring companies will be on hand to discuss this life-changing opportunity. To join this event, interested individuals can register for free at http://bit.ly/261Jl13.

Scholarship details are available here or by emailing scholarship@hinrichfoundation.com.

Focus on needs for talent in the industry

“The objective of Hinrich Global Trade Leader Development Program scholarships is to enable people passionate about trade to enhance their skills and help improve the exports of their home countries,” said Alex Boome, Program Director of the Hinrich Foundation. “This is an amazing opportunity to learn from German engineering and management professors in neighboring Vietnam – and develop leadership skills and graduates’ careers with the co-sponsoring companies.”

About scholarship co-sponsor companies
Pou Chen Group

Pou Chen was established in 1969 in Taiwan. Today, it employs 470,000 people in Taiwan, mainland China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Mexico and the USA. It produces 300 million pairs of shoes annually for brands such as Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Asics, New Balance, Puma, Converse, Merrell, Salomon, Timberland and others. Pou Chen makes about 20% of branded footwear worldwide. Myanmar Pou Chen was founded in 2014 in the Thardu Kan Industrial Zone, near Yangon. The company employs 500 people at its 16-hectare factory, and is in the process of opening a new plant with advanced equipment and the capacity for up to 8,000 workers.

Can Sports Shoes

This company is a large industrial factory specializing in sport shoes. It is a 100% Taiwan-invested company. Can Sports Shoes is proud of its use of modern technology, and has been in Cambodia since 2010. It currently employs about 5,800 people in the Kampong Chhnang Province of Cambodia and produces for some of the largest brand name companies in the world.

The Hinrich Foundation

The Hinrich Foundation believes sustainable global trade promotes economic prosperity and peace. It aims to encourage the private sector and governments to drive innovation and competitiveness in trade-related activities undertaken by individuals, companies, industries and countries by focusing on three program areas:

Trade scholarships & careers: We sponsor educational opportunities for individuals who show a commitment to participating in or promoting innovative and competitive global trade. We offer Hinrich Global Trade Leaders Scholarships to students from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and the US to study in China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Vietnam and the US. We ensure our scholars experience extended internships and career development opportunities with export related partner organizations in ten countries.

Export trade assistance: We offer practical trade services to promote and coach producers on how to participate in global trade. Through this program, the Hinrich Foundation connects exporters across developing Asia with buyers worldwide.

International trade research: The Hinrich Foundation believes that the health of the global economy and peace between nations depend on countries having productive trade relationships, which require open, fact-based dialogues. We initiate thought leadership research, elicit opinions and disseminate information about global trade to encourage objective debate and balanced policy making.

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