On January 5, 2021, the second Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting for the two groups of occupations Mechanics and Electrics – Electronics took place at the International Technology College LILAMA 2 (LILAMA 2), Dong Nai Province. Managers and trainers of 15 partner companies, Rector board and teachers of LILAMA 2, GIZ’s experts and staff attended the meeting.
During the meeting, representatives from partner companies gave feedback about the German standard oriented Cooperative training programmes having been implemented for the four occupations Mechatronics, Industrial Electronics, Metal Cutting and Construction Mechanics at LILAMA 2. Mr Dinh Truong Viet, Vice General Director of ISHISEI Vietnam, shared his positive thoughts about the Cooperative training concept after four years implementing with LILAMA 2: “The students of the German standard oriented Cooperative training classes undertook the in-company training phase, were professionally trained, therefore enhanced their problem-solving skills and professionalism, some of which have now become key employees of our company.”
With the coordination of the IAB’s Chairman – Dr. Le Quang Trung, Vice Rector of LILAMA 2, IAB’s members actively engaged in discussion to give feedback on the Constitution of IAB and the organization of IAB meetings, with the goal to increase the effectiveness of the upcoming activities. The activity ended after the topics for the next IAB meeting was agreed by all members.
Ms Le Thi Thu Uyen – the Vice Director of Martech Boiler, put her faith in the effective operation of IAB: “IAB acts like a bridge of cooperation between the three stakeholders: the college, partner companies and governmental institutes. The members need to develop a detailed action plan for each specific period, in order to improve the quality of demand-oriented training, meanwhile to support the recruitment of high-skiilled labour force for the company in the future.”
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).