From 11 to 15 March 2019, a training course on “Workshop organisation and Store management” was conducted at Ho Chi Minh Vocational College of Technology (HVCT) for 15 teachers and 25 students from the Electrical-Electronics Faculty. Under the instruction of Mr Michael Stark and Mr Tino Kirchhoff, Development Advisors of GIZ, the training aimed to improve workshop organisation and store management in the Electrical/Electronics Workshops by applying the 5S principles.
“5S” stands for Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardise and Sustain. This is a simple but effective tool to organise a workplace in a scientific way to improve the work environment and productivity. Following the evaluation of the current situation, participants were trained in the practical application of the 5S principles in utilisation and management of labs, workshops and store rooms. During the training course, inappropriate storage systems were dismantled. Labs, workshops and store rooms were reorganised and a new storage system has been established. Through the gradual implementation of the 5S principles, a model storage system was created and can also be adopted by other faculties.
“I found the practical application of storage principles very useful for both teachers and students. Overall, I am very inspired and have decided to adopt certain methods of the training in my own class”, stated Ms Duong Thi Hong Nga, a teacher from the Electrical Department.
The training measure is held within the field of activity “Support of Centres of Excellence for TVET” 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 fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in cooperation with the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).