Further Training Course for Future Vietnamese Examiners held at LILAMA 2
Developing occupational standards and training programmes for Construction Mechanics, Industrial Electronics, Metal Cutting-CNC and Mechatronics and Sewage Engineering jointly with the business sector is only the first step to achieve a demand-oriented training at LILAMA 2 International Technology College (LILAMA 2), Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI) and Ho Chi Minh College of Technology II (HVCT). The involvement of the business sector in examination ensures the acceptance of the trainees’ competencies by future employers.
In order to build up a pool of trained examiners at LILAMA 2, VCMI and HVCT, a Training Course for Examiners with a well-experienced German expert from the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Upper Bavaria/Munich, took place for the second time at LILAMA 2 from 6 to 9 March 2018. A total of 23 teaching staff and 2 experienced In-Company Trainers from partner companies took part in the training course.
The future examiners gained an overview of fundamental preparatory steps and the use of pre-selected instruments for final examinations. They acquired specific knowledge about the principles of examinations and their preparation in Germany: The stance of examinations in the training process, examination boards, examination structure and preparation, examination procedures and implementation, the procedure and methods of the written and practical examinations, and the procedure and method of oral examinations. One of the highlights for the participants was the simulation of situational interview, which are part of the practical examination. The participants formed four groups in which one participant simulated to be a trainee and two participants simulated to be examiners. The simulation was filmed and reviewed together. The results were discussed in order to sensitise the future examiners how to mark trainee answers and how the procedure works.
After completion of the training course, the participants know the set-up and structure of the final examination and how to conduct examinations and how to mark examinations. Additionally, they are familiar with the interplay of the TVET institute and participating companies in examinations following Cooperative Training approaches. Through the joint training course the cooperation between experienced technicians from the partner companies and the TVET institutes’ teaching staff is further strengthened.
The training was held within the fields of activity “Support of Centres of Excellence (CoEs)” and“TVET for Skilled Workers in the Wastewater Sector” as parts 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.