Today, 14 graduates of the cooperative vocational training programme in mechatronics received their certificates after 2 years of training. The programme was implemented in the frame of Public Private Partnership between the German companies B. Braun Vietnam Co. Ltd. and Messer Haiphong Industrial Gases Co., Ltd. and the University of Technology and Education (UTE) Hung Yen and GIZ. Representatives of the General Department for Vocational Training (GDVT) of MoLISA, UTE Hung Yen, B.Braun and Messer, the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam (AHK) attended the ceremony at UTE Hung Yen.
During the last two years, Messer, an industrial gas production and solution supplier, and B.Braun Vietnam, a manufacturer of medical equipment, developed in a joint effort with the UTE Hung Yen a demand-oriented vocational training programme in mechatronics. The aim of the cooperative training programme is to provide young people with the necessary competencies required by the business sector. The vocational training programme consisted of defined, structured in-company training phases, which allowed the trainees to gain practical insight and hands-on working experience in the production processes. The technical skills as well as the working attitude of the trainees improved notably during the practical training phases in the companies. Their motivation increased significantly when they experience that, they are capable of applying the theoretical knowledge learned at school at the workplace. Impressed by the improved skills of the trainees, B.Braun Vietnam and Messer Hai Phong offered job positions within the companies to all 14 new graduates.
With the rapid industrialisation process in Viet Nam, the demand for skilled labour has been constantly increasing. In order to provide demand-oriented vocational training of high quality, TVET system capacities need to be improved. This Public Private Partnership (PPP) between the two companies and a TVET institute supported by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ), serves as a role model for cooperative training in Vietnam. Prof. Lan, Director General of the General Department for Vocational Training (GDVT) of MoLISA, which accompanied the entire piloting process states, “The lessons learnt of this pilot programme with the two German enterprises will be collected to create a model for cooperative training in Vietnam, which will be multiplied in order to achieve demand-oriented vocational training of high quality in the whole country.”