Training Course for In-Company Trainers sparks interest among the business
In order to transfer practical knowledge and ensure that trainees taking part in the 4 pilot classes of Cooperative Training at LILAMA 2 International Technology College (LILAMA 2) can build up needed skills as well as practically apply them, so- called In-Company Trainers are a precondition. Usually, In-Company Trainers are well-skilled and experienced technicians that additionally fulfil the function as trainers for trainees in In-Company Training phases during the Cooperative Training.
Eight companies sent almost 20 participants to the first Training Course for In-Company Trainers as preparation for In-Company Training phases in Metal Cutting-CNC, Mechatronics, Industrial Electronics and Construction Mechanics. Additionally, 10 teaching staff from LILAMA 2 attended the training course. The Training Course, conducted by two German experts from the Chamber of Crafts Potsdam (HWK Potsdam), Mr Andreas Schmidt and Mr Joachim Werner, took place at LILAMA 2 and in two participating companies from 2 to 6 October 2017.
During the training course, the participants were familiarised with Cooperative Training in Germany as international best practice and the Training Programmes of the four supported occupations. Furthermore, participants were introduced to instruments for planning, implementing and assessing In-Company Training phases and had the chance to practically apply them. In addition, the trainers from Germany introduced several teaching and learning methods for In-Company Training phases. These were presented practically in LILAMA 2 workshops and also practically applied by participants at their companies or in LILAMA 2 workshops.
The training was held within the field of activity “Support of Centres of Excellence (CoEs)” 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.
Twelve leaders from relevant departments of the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), Dong Nai Provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (DoLISA Dong Nai), Ho Chi Minh City Association of Mechanics and Electrics (HAMEE), Vietnam Federation of Construction Associations and Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI) have successfully completed the further training and study tour on the development and implementation of demand-driven and practice oriented vocational training offers, focusing on the occupation “Electronics Technician for Energy and Building Technology” in Germany from 26 August, 2018 to 8 September 2018.
Representatives of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany – Dr Wolfgang Manig, Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Economic Section, and Ms Luisa Bergfeld, First Secretary, Deputy Head of German Development Cooperation, together with Ms Simone Wunsch, Country Director of KfW Development Bank in Vietnam and officers from KfW and GIZ visited the Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI) on 10 September 2018 to get an overview of the planned and ongoing activities of the technical and financial development cooperation.