Following the training series taking place in July 2022 at College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI), a practical training on Material Management was successfully organized on 20 July 2022. More than 20 teachers from the Electrical – Electronics Faculty attended the training which was conducted by Mr Alexander Husenbeth – the Development Advisor of GIZ at VCMI.
The course was established based on the need of the faculty to handle and put material in order as well as to provide teachers with the concept on inventory management.
The training was interactive and actively contributed by the teachers who did not hesitate to raise their open questions for ideas and discussion. Guided by the trainer, the participants developed their own system to arrange the warehouse, restock their inventory and also label the boxes in the storage.
More importantly, follow-up activities are also set in place in the coming weeks to ensure a comprehensive implementation. For instance, the metal department in VCMI committed to build a customized storage shelf for the classroom. This is a great example for the improvement of collaboration across departments in the college which may be a good practice for further and bigger projects in VCMI.
Mr Nguyen Hai Son – one of the participants, expressed “Although sorting out and arranging tools and material required effort at first, I really appreciate that we now have a complete and well-structured process to manage our inventory. The benefits are clear that we can save time and energy in the future.”
The training was held within the component “Supporting High-Quality Institutes for Greening TVET” as part of the Vietnamese – German Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam”. The programme is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) together with the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).