Quality assurance in TVET: Introductory course on workshop management for 8 selected TVET institutes

Hanoi, 01 Dec 2015

An introductory course on “Workshop Management and respected baseline establishment” was organized from 25 – 27 November 2015 at the Vietnam – Korean Vocational College in Nghe An. The integration of Workshop Management into the Quality Assurance System for Centers of Excellence, besides Tracer Study and Enterprise Survey, is one of the joint activities of the Vietnam Vocational Training Accreditation Agency (VVTAA) of GDVT and GIZ. The 3 instruments were developed and implemented in the framework of the Vietnamese German “Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam”. Participants of this course were 24 management staff and experienced vocational trainers of 8 selected TVET institutes:
– Vocational College of Agricultural Mechanics,
– Vocational College of Mechanics and Irrigation,
– Da Lat Vocational College,
– Hue Tourism College,
– Industrial Vocational College Hanoi,
– LILAMA 2 Technical and Technology College, Long Thanh
– Vietnam – Korea Vocational College, Vinh City
– Baria – Vungtau Vocational College

As this is the first course in workshop management topic, it aimed on awareness building for continuous Improvement Process (CIP) and provided basic knowledge and skills of implementing management methods in TVET institutes such as
– Lean Workshop Management
– Implementing 5S-Workshop Management Method
– Establishment of the 3-Layer-Workshop Concept

By the implementation of above mentioned methods, participants gained a lot of relevant competences in health and safety, waste treatment and environmental protection, workplace related practical training, efficient utilization of workshop and machines, storage and managing storage, frame conditions for learners (e.g. light, air, noise conditions in workshop, etc). During the course, the trainers Mr. Ralf Hill and Mr. Bach Hung Truong presented good practices in workshop management from Germany. Participants had the chance to share their own experiences, refine their knowledge and skills with given exercises and analyse real workshops at the Vietnam – Korean Vocational College to apply instruments and clarify further the methods. Especially, a criteria catalog for the evaluation of the current status of workshop management at the TVET institutes were discussed and agreed among participants and trainers. The course laid a good foundation for effective workshop management at the institutes.

The Introductory course on workshop management received very good evaluation from all participants, especially the course content and training methods. They all found the course useful for their daily work at the institutes and planned to apply what had been learnt to improve or change the way of working at their own institute especially those related to efficient utilization of machines’ capacity, maintenance of equipment and tools, as well as arranging workplace oriented practical training. This initial training course also provides inputs to develop a further training concept for capacity building of the teachers and management staff in workshop management.


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