With a view to developing capacity for the in-company trainers in order to ensure the quality and efficiency of the cooperative training model between vocational education and training institutes (TVET institutes) and their partner enterprises, the Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam” organized the Pilot Training Workshop on “Basic Pedagogical Skills for In-company Trainers” during 14-17 July 2020 in Ho Chi Minh City.
Twenty-three officers responsible for in-company training from six TVET institutes and ten partner enterprises attended the Workshop. During the course, the participants were introduced, instructed and practiced to organize in-company vocational training following five steps: capacity assessment, training need assessment, training plan development, training implementation, and training evaluation. Four-step teaching method is used as the central approach.
Speaking at the Workshop, Mr Bach Hung Truong, Team Leader “Support of Centres of Excellence for TVET”- The Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam”, emphasized, “The implementation of the cooperative training between TVET institutes and enterprises is one the Programme’s key focuses. Besides professional qualifications, pedagogical skills play important role in ensuring the efficiency and quality of this training model.”
Completing the Training Workshop, participants from both TVET institutes and enterprises had positive feedback. Mr Le Trong Nghia, Bac Ninh College of Industry, said, “The workshop helps the enterprises know how to conduct in-company training in a methodical approach, which makes TVET institutes more assured in implementing the cooperative training model”. Mr Cao Xuan Tuan, Hoa Binh Construction Group Joint Stock Company, added, “The training approach and pedagogical skills introduced in the Workshop are useful and practical to supplement the enterprises’ in-company training methods.”
The Vietnamese-German Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam” 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).