VCMI and LILAMA2 are taking part in the 10th National Skills Competition
520 contestants from across the country, performing in a total of 24 vocational occupations, are participating in the 10th Vietnamese National Skills Competition. The skills competition takes place in Hanoi and Ha Nam from May 15 to 20, 2018. Eight participants are from the Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI) and LILAMA 2 International Technical College (LILAMA 2). These TVET institutes are supported by the Vietnamese-German Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam”.
The contestants from VCMI and LILAMA 2 are competing in seven occupations including Electrical Installations, Mechanical Engineering-CAD, Graphic Design, Web Design, Industrial Electronics, Mechatronics and Welding Technology. In the competition, the VCMI and LILAMA 2 trainees are showcasing their occupational skills, competence and attitude, including occupational health and safety, that they have been practicing at their TVET institutes. There, the trainees have profited from practice and demand-oriented training focusing on competency development. The training has been delivered by highly qualified teaching staff, who have received further training provided by the Vietnamese-German Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam”. To participate in the national skills competition the contestants qualified via provincial competitions.
The National Skills Competition is a biennial competition to honour skilled workers and to present Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to a broader public. This year, the best contestants will represent Viet Nam at the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition in Thailand in August, and at the 45th World Skills Competition in Russia next year (2019).
“The study tour provided us with deep insights into new requirements for vocational education and training resulting from digitalisation and industry 4.0. These insights form a basis for taking next steps on further training for our teaching and management staff as well as adaptation of the training programme for the relevant occupations to meet those requirements” said Mr Nguyen Khanh Cuong – Rector of LILAMA 2 International Technology College (LILAMA 2) at the closing event of “the digitalization and industry 4.0 - TVET study tour” which took place from 06 to 16 October 2018 in Germany.
From 6 August to 8 September 2018, twelve participants including Electrics-Electronics teachers from Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI), Ninh Thuan Vocational College and potential in-company trainers attended a five-week training course for the occupation “Electronics technician for Energy and Building Technology” at the Hessen State Institute for Advanced Technical Training (HLFT), Germany. “With intensive practical training at HLFT and fact-finding visits to enterprises, this further training course helps us improve not only practical skills and knowledge related to the new occupation, but also how to transfer the acquired skills and knowledge to our trainees in the most effective way”, said Mr Duong Canh Toan, Head of Electrics-Electronics Department from VCMI.