GDVT and GIZ organise final workshop for technical cooperation of programme vocational training 2008

Today, the General Directorate of Vocational Training (GDVT) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH jointly organise the Closing Workshop for the Technical Cooperation of the ‘Programme Vocational Training 2008’ (PVT 2008).

PVT 2008, a component of the ‘Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam’, was agreed by Vietnamese and German Governments in 2008 within the framework of the Vocational Training sector of the Vietnamese – German Development Cooperation. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ is implementing the technical cooperation (TC) focusing on capacity development. The financial cooperation activities implemented by KfW Development Bank include the delivery and installation of training equipment in the respective fields. The programme aimes at increasing the provision of demand-oriented trained and qualified labour force for sectors with growth potential through support to selected TVET institutions.

PVT 2008 applied a new approach in the selection of the partner TVET institutions. A set of criteria, reflecting the employment-relevance of training, financial self-sustainability, the competence level of personnel, and organisational set-up and efficiency were developed jointly by GDVT, KfW Development Bank and GIZ and used to assess and select TVET institutions. With this new approach, PVT 2008 has chosen the most relevant TVET institutions as beneficiaries of the project, namely An Giang Vocational College, Long An Vocational College, Ninh Thuan Vocational College, Bac Ninh Vocational College of Economics and Technology, and Viet Bac VINACOMIN Industrial Vocational College.

In the context of the TC, the PVT 2008 has been supporting the five partner institutions through further training in order to enable teachers to develop and implement labour market-oriented training courses in selected occupations of metal cutting & CNC, electrics/electronics, and mechatronics. It also provides the institutions’ managerial staff with training aimed at promoting cooperation with the business sector, capacity planning and the efficient management of workshops.

In close cooperation, the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), the General Directorate of Vocational Training (GDVT) and the German Development partners have been working towards a TVET Quality Breakthrough in Viet Nam. In the framework of the PVT 2008 and during the capacity development implemented by GIZ, a number of German and Vietnamese experts provided support to the selected TVET institutions. After four years of implementation, the following results have been achieved:

  • in addition to four handbooks regarding vocational pedagogy and workshop management, 28 sets of teaching and learning materials on various training modules for metal cutting & CNC, electrics/electronics, and mechatronics have been adapted and developed.
  • 81 teachers have been successfully trained in the supported occupations of metal cutting & CNC, electrics / electronics, and mechatronics. The evaluation with assessment tools based on German standards showed an improvement of their practical competences. Moreover, 64 management staff attended management skill trainings.
  • Models for cooperation with the business sector have been introduced and piloted in partner TVET institutions. 13 types of cooperation with enterprises have been categorized and are implemented according to the local demands. Experiences from the successful cases were compiled in a guideline for cooperation with the business sector.
  • Three quality management instruments, including tracer study, enterprise survey and workshop management, have been successfully piloted and implemented at the partner TVET institutes.
  • Four photo exhibitions were organized in three supported TVET institutions to improve the image of vocational training in Viet Nam.

Various TVET stakeholders on central level such as MoLISA and the Ministry of Planning (MPI), representatives of business communities like the Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and associations, for example the Vietnam Vocational Training Association (VVTA) took part in the workshop. Beside sharing, displaying and recognising the achievements and learning from each other’s experiences, TVET stakeholders also work together on solutions for sustaining and promoting the achievements both at the central and at the implementation levels.

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