From 18 to 22 February 2019, a training course on “Safety of Electrical Installation and Equipment” was conducted at Ho Chi Minh Vocational College of Technology (HVCT).
The training aimed to enhance skills levels of TVET teachers and to improve workshop management and maintenance procedures in the wastewater laboratory of HVCT.
In the training course, which was carried out by the trainers Mr Michael Stark, GIZ Development Advisor of GIZ, and Mr Phan Hong Phuong, teacher at LILAMA 2 International Technology College (LILAMA2), nine teachers of the faculties Labor Safety and Environment, Electrical/ Electronics and Refrigeration Engineering were trained.
During a survey carried out prior to the course, it was found that neither the electrical installation meets the current standard, nor do teachers have sufficient expertise.
For this reason, pedagogical methods were taught in addition to specialist knowledge during the training. To convey training content, the project-oriented method was chosen as a general approach and the 4-step method for fulfilling specific tasks. The concepts developed by the participants will later be applied during the regular training.
After completing the training, Mr. Tran Vinh Duy, teacher of the electrical department, stated the following: “This training helps me to create a more efficient and safer working environment at HVCT and to better teach my students how to implement workshop management principles.”
Asked about their opinion on the finished training Mr Michael Stark and Mr Phuong answered “We think we accomplished to decrease the gap between industrial electric applications and the safety needs of a vocational college, supported by a more efficient handling of equipment.”
The training measure is held within the component “Support of Centres of Excellence for TVET” as part of the Vietnamese-German Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam. The programme is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.