From November 8 to 12, 2021, a Trial Examination was successfully organized for 12 teachers of Construction Mechanics occupation at LILAMA 2 International Technology College (LILAMA 2). This examination is a crucial step for teachers to test their knowledge and skills obtained in the previous further training courses and prepare for the upcoming Actual Examination.
The Trial Examination was established based on the structure and format of a complete examination for skilled workers in construction mechanics in Germany. It comprises 2 parts and each part was fully covered with both theoretical questions and practical assignments.
By then, not only were the knowledge and skills of the participants tested, but they were also given an insight into the preparation, implementation and recording of exams. Afterward, they will be able to use this knowledge for the implementation of such exams with their students.
Mr Andreas Fischer, Development Advisor based at LILAMA 2 and quality assurer of this trial exam, expressed: “There is no bad or good result upon this trial exam.” The main objective is that LILAMA 2 teachers can identify where they are and figure out directions for development activities in the upcoming time.
After this trial exam, LILAMA 2 teachers were able to determine their competencies and skills in construction mechanics and will have a thorough preparation for the Actual Examination, expected to take place next year. They also expressed their interest in having more further training courses in the future to build up their teaching capacity and deepen their expertise.
This Trial Examination was 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).