Further training course reflecting industrial standards equips teaching staff with advanced competences in Mechatronics
“The training course was very practical with practice-oriented exercises based on industrial standards. I will definitely use this approach for the regular training at my college”, Mr. Luong Quang Tien, a participating teacher from Dong Nai College of High Technology (DCoHT) expressed his feedback during the advanced training course on installation and testing of pneumatics and hydraulics controls. The course was successfully conducted at LILAMA 2 International Technology College (LILAMA 2) from May 14 to May 26, 2018.
11 key teachers of LILAMA 2, Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI), Ho Chi Minh Vocational College of Technology (HVCT) and DCoHT attended the course, under the instruction of Mr Frank Schulze, an experienced international training expert and Mr Kieu Tan Thoi, a teacher from LILAMA 2. During the course with the duration of 100 hours the participants deepened their knowledge and skills in developing a work steps plan, installing and commissioning of specific pneumatics and hydraulics controls, such as pneumatic/hydraulic press, drilling fixture, and lifting device according to industrial standards. They also became familiar with self-assessment and documentation of their performance.
At the end of the training course, the competence level of each participant was assessed according to German Standard criteria. The teaching staff will consolidate their mechatronic competences in a further training course on conventional metal cutting that will take place in June 2018.
This training course is part of a comprehensive further training concept for teaching staff of LILAMA2, VCMI and other qualified TVET teaching staff in the region. The concept aims at developing practical professional competences of vocational trainers comparable to the competences of a German skilled worker in the industrial occupations of Metal Cutting-CNC, Construction Mechanics, Industrial Electronics and Mechatronics.
The training course was held within the field of activity “Support of Centres of Excellence for TVET” as part of the Vietnamese-German Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam. The programme is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Qualified in-company trainers are an essential aspect of cooperative training: Under their close instruction, trainees improve their technical knowledge and practical skills in real working conditions during the in-company training phases. From the 6th to the 14th August 2018, a training of in-company trainers was realised for the four cooperative training offers of LILAMA 2 International College of Technology: Construction Mechanics, Metal Cutting–CNC, Mechatronics, and Industrial Electronics. In total, 20 technicians from four partner companies, namely Martech Boiler Co Ltd VN, Thuan Hai Corporation, QHplus Industry JSC and Advanced Multitech VN, participated. Named companies operate in the areas of construction material, energy solutions and mechanic and industrial electrics. Additionally, nine teachers from LILAMA 2 took an active part as facilitators for group activities and projects.
13 key teachers of LILAMA 2 International Technology College (LILAMA 2) and Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI) took part in a 172-hour further training course which included a trial examination in metal cutting-CNC from 4 to 28 July 2018.
The German trainer Mr Hartmut Stein, a well experienced expert in CNC-manufacturing, elaborated: “It has become obvious that the key teachers could build upon a solid foundation, on competencies that they have acquired during the previous metal cutting training courses as part of a comprehensive further training concept for TVET teachers and trainers in the region.”