Introductory Course on Workshop Management

Hanoi, 28/11 – 2/12/2011

With the aim to improve quality of practical training at TVET institutes, GIZ in cooperation with GDVT organized the Introductory course on workshop management for 21 management staff and teachers of the 7 partner TVET institutes of Program Vocational Training 2008 (Viet Bac – VINACOMIN Industrial Vocational College, Bac Ninh Vocational College of Economics and Technology, Ninh Thuan Vocational Secondary School, Long An Vocational College, An Giang Vocational College, Hai Phong Polytechnics College, LILAMA 2 College). The training was conducted in Ha Noi Industrial Vocational College from 28th November to 2nd December 2011 by Mr. Markus Kamann – a German expert.

As this is the first course in workshop management topic, it provided basic knowledge on the fundamental tools/instruments for workshop management. Participants had gained a lot of relevant knowledge in health and safety, waste treatment and environmental protection, workplace related practical training, utilization capacity of workshop and machines, storage and managing storage, frame conditions for learners e.g. light, air, noise conditions in workshop; height of benches; schedule of working duration and break for learners etc. During the course, the trainer presented good practices in workshop management from Germany. Participants had chance to share their own experiences, refining their knowledge with given exercises and visiting real workshops at Ha Noi Industrial Vocational College to clarify further the theories. Especially, a criteria catalog for evaluation the current status of workshop management at the TVET institutes were discussed and agreed among participants and trainer. The course laid a good foundation for effective workshop management at the institutes.

The Introductory course on workshop management received good evaluation from all participants. Trainees ranked the training content and training methods at good or very good level. They all found the course useful for their work at the institutes and planned to apply what had been learnt to improve or change the way of working at their own institute especially those related to utilization capacity of machines, maintenance of equipments/tools and arranging workplace oriented practical training. This initial training course also provides inputs to develop a further training concept for capacity building of the teachers and management staff in workshop management.


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