Hanoi 10/11 January 2018 – the Viet Nam Vocational Education and Training Accreditation Agency (VETA)/Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) and the Vietnamese-German “Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam” jointly organized a two-day training course for 40 teachers/staff members from 20 TVET institutes nationwide for further upscaling and application of the quality management instruments tracer study and enterprise survey.
These two important quality management instruments were developed jointly by GDVT and the “Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam” and are being implemented since 2009 at supported TVET institutes and have been continuously improved. Since the approach and the specific instruments have proven to be successful, they are now being multiplied at further TVET institutes and up-scaled to the TVET system level. In 2017, the instruments were integrated in the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA)’s Circular No. 15/2017/TT-BLDTBXH ”Stipulating Accreditation Criteria and Standards for Vocational Education and Training” and Circular No. 28/2017/TT-BLDTBXH “Stipulating the Quality Assurance System of TVET Institutes”.
The training course was conducted by personnel from eight TVET institutes that were trained by VETA/DVET and the “Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam” as implementers and multipliers of tracer studies and enterprise surveys in 2015/2016.
The training course provided insights in the methods of implementing tracer studies and enterprise surveys, focusing on the practical application. This includes possible challenges and practical solutions. The participants acquired interview skills and practiced data analysis at a basic level. The methods of the training course comprised besides presentations, interactive sessions, such as role plays and discussions. At the end, all participants successfully proved that they reached the required level of skills. “These two days equipped me with applicable knowledge and new skills that make me feel confident to implement tracer studies and enterprise surveys” one of the participants concluded the outcome of the training.
The application of tracer studies and enterprise surveys at the newly selected 20 TVET institutes is very important since the recommendations derived from the results serve as a basis to improve the quality of the training and to enhance the cooperation with the business sector.