The training course “Installation and maintenance of Skyair air-conditioning” was successfully conducted from May 30th to June 02nd 2023 at the College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI). The aim of the course was to develop teachers’ capacity and equip knowledge of industrial and commercial air-conditioning system Skyair for 09 VCMI key teachers who will be teaching in the German standard oriented occupation “Mechanics for Sanitary, Heating and Climate Technology” (SHK) at VCMI. This is the following part of the air-conditioning series with the first part was implemented in June 2022. The master trainer was Mr Vu Van Tuyen, the Vice Dean of Electrics – Electronics Faculty at VCMI, who took part in various training courses implemented by Mr Ruben Ziehler, GIZ Development Advisor, and Daikin Vietnam professional training courses. Therefore, he developed didactic concepts and multiplied what he has been trained to implement the training for other teachers at VCMI.
During this 4-day course, participants were provided with knowledge and skills on Skyair air-conditioning technology (Ceiling mounted Cassette air conditioner, ceiling concealed air conditioner, and ductwork of industrial refrigeration system) including standard installation, maintenance, and repair according to technical requirements. They had opportunities to practice professional measuring and testing tools and devices to:
– Process and install the copper pipe system
– Install air-conditioning system (indoor and outdoor units)
– Test air leakage, recover and recycle refrigerant gas
– Measure required parameters and analyze the status of the system
– Implement the 15-step Daikin maintenance process.
“I found this course very useful for teaching lessons related to air-conditioning and ventilation later. I had the opportunity to approach the latest technologies and equipment as well as a standardized implementation process. Before the course, teaching and learning materials in this field were collected from many non-standardized resources, which now are oriented to international standardization by Mr Tuyen as he taught us to install and maintain the Skyair conditioning system according to technical requirements of industry. Therefore, the students who will be trained towards this approach can meet the recruitment requirements of businesses in the future. The arrangement and content of the training course were good, together with the well-prepared tools, measuring and testing devices” – Mr Vu Tung Lam, a key teacher of SHK occupation, one of the training course participants, expressed his thoughts about the course.
This training course 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).