Students of the first cohort of the pilot classes at VCMI were instructed on Work safety and the Cooperative Training Programme at the Brown Bag Lunch event

On 24 November 2020, students of the first cohort of the 4 pilot German standard cooperative classes from 2 occupations: Mechanics for Sanitary, Heating and Climate technology and Electronics for Energy and Building technology were invited to the Brown Bag Lunch – Introduction to the Cooperative Training Programme and Work safety in workshops at College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI).

Mr Tran Van Thang, the Vice Rector of VCMI, welcomed all delegates, teachers and students of the first cohort of the 4 pilot German standard cooperative classes. After that, Mr Nguyen Truong An, Programme Officer, Programme “Reform of TVET in Vietnam” presented to students an overview on the individual steps of the cooperative training for the two newly-developed German standard oriented occupations at VCMI. The occupational standards, training programmes, training phases in the company and at the college in-line with the training programmes have been developed and will be implemented by competent VCMI teachers and appointed in-company trainers, with the support from the Programme “Reform of TVET in Vietnam”.  Mr Nguyen Truong An also gave the students more information on the process and regulations of the Final Examination.

During the event, the students were also provided the instructions on using the personal protection equipment (PPE). Mr Ruben Ziehler – the Development Advisor of the Programme “Reform of TVET in Vietnam”, instructed the students and answered their questions on how to use labour protection facilities such as clothes, gloves, shoes, glasses and helmets.

Ms Doan My Hien – student of Electronics for Energy and Building technology – shared her thought at the end: “I found this activity very helpful and necessary to first-year students like us, with practical information about our German standard oriented Cooperative Training Programme and knowledge on PPE. I feel more confident starting the new semester.”

This activity 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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