Mechanical Teachers from 4 TVET institutes participated in Workshop Management Training – old story but new approach

From 05.04 to 09.04.2021, the further training on “5S workshop management” was organized at LILAMA 2 International Technology College (LILAMA 2) for 23 Mechanical teachers from LILAMA 2, Ninh Thuan, Long An and Yen Bai Vocational Colleges, who will be the leaders of a group of students involved in this training. The objective of this training was to review the importance of maintenance based on 5S standard. Also, the participants would discuss the new approaches and exchange experience in managing practical workshops.

Firstly, 23 teachers were divided in 12 groups in collaboration with students to work on the survey about the current status of all kinds of equipment, tools, materials at every workshop of Mechanical Faculty. Participants made a plan on how to do with each criterion of 5S including Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain. After that, all participants decided on the best approaches that should be implemented.

Ms Nguyen Hoang Van, one of the participants, said that “I myself, as well as the students, rarely paid attention to the bad condition at the workshops. We just focused on the lesson or the manufacturing process. The teachers usually carried out the workshop management alone. However, through this training, we found out that the planned workshop management will be very helpful. For example, we have labeled and classified equipment, tools and supplies which will make them easier to be used later. In addition, we prepared and hanged up the Safety Instruction Sign for machine operation, or Equipment Maintenance Plan Board for teacher-in-charge and the students, etc. These will not only make the workshops look better, but also help the training become more professional and effectively.”

“In general, after the training, all teachers and students will have more knowledge about 5S workshop maintenance and lean workshop management. The input knowledge on 3-layer workshop concept will be improved together with the awareness on the importance of regular maintenance. Finally, all teachers and students can make a daily routine to be on duty at each workshop. I hope that in the future, each individual can have his/her own viewpoint of doing maintenance for the workshop proactively”, expressed by Mr Nguyen Anh Dung, the Dean of Mechanical Faculty.

This training course 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)

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