On 29 September 2016, the CEO of the German Chamber of Skilled Crafts Potsdam, Mr Tilo Jaensch, has handed over the official “Letter of Acknowledgement” regarding the equivalence of two Occupational Standards to Dr Le Van Hien, the President of LILAMA 2 Technical & Technology College at Long Thanh, Dong Nai province.
The letter is to certify the equivalence of the Occupational Standards for Construction Mechanics Technician and Industrial Electronics Technician according to German standards.
The Occupational Standards have been developed based on the demand of the Vietnamese business sector. German standards served as international benchmark and were adjusted according to the needs of the Vietnamese labour market.
Strong involvement of Vietnamese professional associations and more than 20 professionals of leading companies, flanked by German experts, is one of the success factors.
Based on the new Occupational Standards, a comprehensive three-year cooperative training programme was jointly drafted and has been presented and discussed on the same day during a workshop with relevant stakeholders from companies and associations as well as the Ministry of Construction and the General Directorate of Vocational Training.
Well defined practical parts of the cooperative training programme should mainly take place in the companies’ workshops with on-the-job training. In close cooperation with the business sector, LILAMA 2 will have a kind of a “double-function”: to teach necessary occupation-related theoretical content to the trainees and train occupation-related practical skills on latest technologies in its state-of-the-art training workshops.
Teachers and trainers of LILAMA 2 are regularly trained by German experts in both, technology and practically oriented training methods. This hands-on transfer of know how is to ensure the professional utilization of the equipment for practical-oriented training.
It is one mayor objective of the Vietnamese-German “Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam”, that LILAMA 2 provides demand-oriented initial and further technical and vocational education and training based on international standards.
The event was flanked by an Open Day for the media at LILAMA 2. More than 20 reporters and journalists coming from different central and local newspapers, television and radio were introduced through a college tour and got an inside view about one of the leading TVET-institutes in the country. The media representatives joined the handing over of the “Letter of Acknowledgement”. At the following Press Panel they used the opportunity to target comments and questions to the representatives from Vietnam and Germany.
“We do see our responsibility to promote vocational training as an attractive and potential career option for young people, why not to get be trained in LILAMA 2 with German standard and then employed by the leading companies in the region!”, that is a common statement of most of the reporters and journalists.
Altogether, this is a big step forward for offering high school graduates an opportunity to enhance their employability by demand driven vocational training and get a well-paid job. Take your chance, be trained in Viet Nam!