“Should I pursue university career path or choose technical vocational education and training instead?” “What occupation and school should I choose to match my interest, ability, and to ensure job opportunities after graduation?” These were some of the common questions raised by participating high school students and their parents during the discussions on the Open Day which took place on April 22, 2018, at the LILAMA 2 International Technology College (LILAMA 2) in Long Thanh, Dong Nai province. The Open Day attracted more than 1,200 participants including students, their parents and the management boards from high schools in Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Lam Dong provinces, LILAMA 2 alumni and current trainees as well as human resource managers from enterprises.
Vietnamese - German Development Cooperation in Technical and Vocational Education and Training
"Trained in Viet Nam" is synonymous with high-standard, demand-oriented vocational training in Viet Nam. The goal of the bilateral development cooperation between Germany and Viet Nam is to improve technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the country.
In order to realise this goal, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) supports the reform efforts of the Vietnamese Government at different levels. The Vietnamese-German "Programme Reform of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Viet Nam" provides policy and system advisory services and supports selected TVET institutes in improving the quality of the initial and further training they offer.
Vietnamese and German experts are working closely together on reforming the TVET system. With the involvement of the business community, they jointly develop and implement strategies for the design and delivery of a cooperative approach for vocational training, placing major emphasis on practical training. The strategic roadmap includes the involvement of the business sector in the development of occupational standards, in the delivery of training and in improvement of the examination system.
The support of the interlinked technical and financial cooperation for the TVET institutes is focused on occupations in dynamic sectors of the economy. The programme creates an environment for lifelong learning where teachers and in-company trainers obtain the practical and didactical skills they need. It also provides management consultancy to TVET institutes and modernisation of training equipment, creating the basis for demand-oriented initial and further vocational training in close collaboration with the business sector.