“The study tour provided us with deep insights into new requirements for vocational education and training resulting from digitalisation and industry 4.0. These insights form a basis for taking next steps on further training for our teaching and management staff as well as adaptation of the training programme for the relevant occupations to meet those requirements” said Mr Nguyen Khanh Cuong – Rector of LILAMA 2 International Technology College (LILAMA 2) at the closing event of “the digitalization and industry 4.0 – TVET study tour” which took place from 06 to 16 October 2018 in Germany.
Participating in this Industry 4.0 study tour were fifteen leaders from relevant departments of the Directorate for Vocational Education and Training (DVET), Dong Nai Provincial People’s Committee (PPC Dong Nai), Dong Nai Provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (DoLISA Dong Nai), Ho Chi Minh City Association of Mechanics and Electrics (HAMEE), LILAMA 2 and its partner companies.
During the ten-day study tour, the participants received inputs on trends among German companies using digitalisation and industry 4.0 as well as changes in vocational education and training requirements induced by digitalisation and industry 4.0. The participants also visited and discussed with technical staff and managers of various companies and institutes applying digitalisation and industry 4.0, such as Bosch Rexroth Würzburg, Festo Training and Consulting, ABB Trainings Centre Berlin, Siemens Training Center Berlin, MTS- Mathematical Technical Software Development Ltd, GIZ/UNEVOC Centre Magdeburg, Fraunhofer IFF/VDTC (Scientific Institute for Factory Operation and Automation with Virtual Development Training Centre), Chamber of Crafts (HWK Magdeburg) and Ministry of Economy, Science and Digitalization Saxony-Anhalt.
“The study tour was extremely interesting and useful for me. After this study tour, I will recommend to the management of DVET to integrate industry 4.0 related new requirements and contents into the relevant legal documents for vocational education and training” said Mr Le Van Chuong, Deputy Director, PMU of ODA-funded TVET projects, Directorate for Vocational Education and Training (DVET).
The study tour was organised in the frame of the German Development Cooperation, the “Bund-Länder-Programm (BLP) between Saxony-Anhalt and Vietnam“, which aims at contributing to the development of needs-based competencies for vocational education and training personnel in Vietnam with a focus on digitalisation and industry 4.0. The BLP, financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, is supporting the German Development Cooperation in TVET with Vietnam by providing further training for LILAMA 2 and other teaching staff as well as managers in the area of “Digitalisation and Industry 4.0”.