More woman technicians go CNC

LILAMA 2 International Technology College (LILAMA 2) pays significant attention to engaging more women and young people in technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Thus, from May 2022 the college implemented onwards three trainings for overall 36 women industry technicians and fresh graduates from vocational colleges and universities on Fundamental DIN/ISO Programming – and Operations of CNC Turning and Milling Machines. LILAMA 2 plans to expand their offer for women and young industry technicians in 2023 with an advanced training course on CNC programming and machine operation.   

Ms Le Thi Thuy Trinh, technician from Le Duyen Anh Mechanical-Trading Co. participating in the third training expressed that “At first, the 80h training seemed quite long but it was not long at all when we considered the knowledge and skills that we have absorbed. We women technicians long very much to have more chances to improve and a training environment like this. The more we learned and practiced, the more we realised the course brought us nearer to industry working place. Everything related to CNC technology is close at hand here, at LILAMA 2.” 

Ten woman technicians and engineers from the companies Nidec Vietnam, Hyosung, Data Logic Vietnam, Phan Danh, Le Duyen Anh Mechanical-Trading participated successfully in the third training course from 19 – 29 October 2022 together with fresh graduates from LILAMA 2 and the HCMC University of Technology and Education.  

Under the guidance of LILAMA 2 master trainers, Mr Nguyen Hong Tien and Mr Le Tuyen Giao, the participants learned about how to programme with the G-codes and basic Cycles of SIEMENS. They also practiced setting up and trial run on CNC milling and turning machines as well as machining products. All ten participants completed the project-oriented assignment as required and received the certificates as proof of their newly acquired competencies. The newly gained competencies will increase their chances for more access to modern and intelligent production technologies and enhance their job opportunities in the machine tool sector. 

The practice-oriented training course was conducted in the frame of the Development Partnership with the Private Sector (DPP) Vocational Training for Smart Manufacturing in Machine Tools. The DPP is implemented jointly by the cooperation partners Siemens Limited Company Vietnam, LILAMA 2 International Technology College and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (represented by the Programme Reform of TVET in Vietnam) and supported by the programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). 

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