Dong Nai, 11/1/2017
Dr Horst Sommer, Director of the Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam of Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, was invited to a working session with Madam Nguyen Hoa Hiep, Vice President of Dong Nai Provincial People’s Committee, Mr Huynh Van Tinh, Director of Dong Nai Department of Labour- Invalids and Social Affairs (DoLISA Dong Nai) and leaders of the Department of Planning and Investment, the Department of Education and Training (DOET Dong Nai), the Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Finance in Dong Nai today.
The Programme Director informed the leaders of Dong Nai Province about the existing and future cooperation activities between the Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam and the current partner TVET institute LILAMA 2 Technical and Technology College and the future partner TVET institute Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI). LILAMA 2 has been supported by the Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam to transform into a Centre of Excellence under the field of activity “Support for Centres of Excellence for Technical and Vocational Education and Training”. The support paves the way for high-quality, practice-oriented provision of training that meets the demand of the labour market. VCMI has been selected to receive support from the Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam to develop into a Center of Excellence for Green TVET. Preparatory activities have been carried out jointly with VCMI over the past year.
The participants of the meeting agreed that the implementation of activities in Dong Nai will be carried out in close coordination with Dong Nai People’s Committee and DoLISA and will focus on the involvement of the business sector of the province in the development of occupational standards and training programmes, in the delivery of training as well as in assessment, in order to improve the demand-orientation of TVET and thus provide skilled workers matching the needs of the business sector in the province and beyond. The positive experiences at the two supported TVET institutes in Dong Nai will be fed into the system level to contribute to the reform of TVET in Viet Nam. Dr. Horst Sommer emphasized that “this is a Vietnamese programme with German support. Thus, the support of Dong Nai provincial government and the commitment of LILAMA 2 and VCMI are crucial for its success.”
Speaking at the meetings, Madam Nguyen Hoa Hiep, Vice President of Dong Nai Provincial People’s Committee, said “Your efforts, support and achievements are highly appreciated by the leaders of Dong Nai Province. We fully support the two colleges because we understand the importance of developing a qualified, skilled labour force for sustainable economic development, especially when we are working towards a green economy.”