The main slogan No TVET Gaps for Girls inspired more than 120 female high-school students from Phu My High School and Phu My Continuing Education Center to participate in the Girls’ Day on 19.05.2022 at LILAMA 2 International Technology College.
LILAMA 2 college organised the day to raise awareness among young high-school students for a solid education in TVET and new smart manufacturing technologies. And on the other hand to attract especially female students to join the modular initial training programmes, oriented on German training standard and offered by LILAMA 2 for: Metal Cutting Technician, Mechatronics Technician, Construction Mechanics Technician, Industrial Electronics Technician.
The survey “Are you interested in technical occupations?” was conducted at the beginning and end of the event to measure the interest to enroll in vocational training. It proved an increasing interest of many female students, especially the students from Phu My Continuing Education Center, to enroll in the cooperative vocational training programme of LILAMA 2 after graduation.
Ms Quang Thi Nhu Ngoc, a grade-11 student from Phu My High School expressed that “I realised I changed my mind rather easily after participating in the Challenging Race with TVET experience in different kinds of labs and workshops at LILAMA 2. Before that, I had no idea on technical occupations, but when I touched the buttons on CNC milling machine and received the workpiece engraved with my name, I decided on metal cutting occupation. I have a strong belief in my bright future”.
The girls had also the opportunity to approach the representatives of the industry, LILAMA 2 and GIZ directly with their impressions and questions. Ms Le Thi Nhiem of Siemens Vietnam explained that her company create equal opportunities for all male and female candidates. The working environment in Siemens is diverse and inclusive, and female technicians even get a lot of benefits and advantages in the company. Adding to that, Ms Le Thi Thu Uyen of Martech Boiler, Ms Doan Huu Vinh Ngon of Festo Didactic, Mr Doan Thanh Cao of NS BlueScope Viet Nam, Mr Nguyen Khanh Cuong, Rector of LILAMA 2 and Mr Bach Hung Truong of GIZ justified themselves to the high-school students and informed about working conditions and measures to support women in their organisations.
The event was conducted in the frame of the Development Partnership with the Private Sector (DPP) Vocational Training for Smart Manufacturing in Machine Tools. The DPP is implemented jointly by the cooperation partners Siemens Limited Company Vietnam, LILAMA 2 International Technology College and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (represented by the Programme Reform of TVET in Vietnam) and supported by the develoPPP.de programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
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