From 18.01 to 20.01.2021 and from 10.03 to 18.03.2021, 13 teachers of LILAMA 2 International Technology College (LILAMA 2) participated in 02 training courses, which were “Advanced Installation and Programming of PLC control panel” and “Inspection and Measuring of Electrical System”. The objective of these two trainings was to improve participants’ knowledge and skills in the field of industrial electronic, also to help them get familiar with the structures and the requirements of the upcoming examination.
During the training on advanced PLC, the teachers had the chance to get to know the appropriate installation and connection of sensors, pneumatic and hydraulic systems. They could conduct insulation resistance measurement, PE conductor resistance, or voltage measurement. Particularly, the PLC programming with GRACFCET algorithm flowchart and Interface design for HMI screens, expected to be a part in the examination, was also planned in this training for the participants.
In addition, the course of “Inspection and Measuring of Electrical System” brought the teachers different kinds of measurement forms which will be applied in the examination. The teachers learned how to use Digital Multimeter and Installation Tester of Gossen Metrawatt, practiced on using measurement and testing devices to check the continuity of the electrical cabinet, the insulation resistance, PE wire, power supply voltage and phase order of the cabinet.
Ms Nguyen Thi Hien, the teacher of Industrial Electronics expressed: “With the dedicated instructions of Mr. Nguyen Trong Tin and Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuc Han, we have now been equipped with the necessary knowledge, realizing the gaps in knowledge and skills between what we have obtained before and what we are learning now. This is a very good preparation for all teachers of LILAMA 2 to enhance our competence, getting ready for the Examination in the coming time”.
After that, in order to test what the teachers have obtained, from 29.03 to 04.04.2021, the Trial Examination took place at LILAMA 2 for 11 teachers of Industrial Electronics, Mechatronics and Industrial Electrical Engineering. The main examiners were Mr Kieu Tan Thoi and Ms Nguyen Thi Thuc Han, who are two among 18 key teachers obtained the certificates awarded by Handwerkskammer (Chamber of Skilled Crafts) Erfurt. Their competences have been confirmed to be equivalent to the level of a skilled worker in Germany after their completing a series of intensive further training measures in Vietnam and Germany.
The Trial Examination Part 1 was conducted like an Actual Examination which consists of 2 parts. The theoretical part last for 90 minutes with 31 multiple-choice questions and open questions. The practical part was conducted with the topic “Finalisation of Product Sorting Stations”, including 04 steps of Planning, Execution, Evaluation and Professional conversation, all of which had to be spent 6.5 hours totally.
Mr Frank Schulze – CIM Integrated Expert observed the process as a quality assurance expert during the examination as well as discussed with the teachers about the final evaluation and marking. After this trial test, the examinees would have realised what they need to improve and how to prepare for the upcoming actual examination Part 1 expected to be organised in June or July 2021.
These training courses and the Trial Examination were held within the component “Supporting High-Quality TVET Institutes” 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).