Ha Noi, 17-21.6.2014
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH organised capacity development measures on School Management for principals and young potentials of partner TVET institutes in support of Vietnamese goals on capacity building for vocational administrators set in the Strategy on TVET Development to 2020.
As stated in the Vietnamese strategy on TVET development, capacity development for vocational administrators is set high on the agenda, not only of the TVET sector but also in many Party’s, State’s and Government’s policies. In April 2013, as a participating country in the “International School Management Training” scheme, a training course for institute management and young managers was organised for Viet Nam. Twenty leaders and managers from seven partner TVET institutes of the Proramme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam participated in this first training course. The result was that a list of selected topics within the School Management field was proposed for more in-depth training in view of its relevance and importance to the context of TVET institutes in Viet Nam.
In parallel, a group of Vietnamese core multipliers were supported to undertake intensive training on the technical and methodological aspects of School Management by coursework and internship at TVET institutes in Germany. With additional coaching support of German experts, the multipliers have been able to develop a training package based on the topics (needs) proposed by “in-country” participants.
As the results, the first multiplication course has been accomplished customising to the demands of TVET institute managers. At the opening of this training course, Mr. Hanno Knaup explained that it is important for a manager to understand about the context of each region, of each institute in order to decide on what management and development model or tools to be applied. In line with this, the training was conducted in an “open” approach which allowed comments and sharing of experiences from real situations in TVET institutes. This made the training a forum for participants to not only learn about new ideas but also analyse about practical issues and challenges of their own. Leaving the training, a participant shared how much he enjoyed the training the way it was conducted and the “work” and the “not work” practices in Germany, in Viet Nam that he and his fellow participants had the chance to study. He said: not only that we have learnt about new practices and tools about School Management, but also we are more confident in selecting and applying the tools.