TVET Institutes in the Dong Nai Province are benefiting from pilot experiences of LILAMA 2 in cooperative training
“Cooperative training implemented jointly with LILAMA 2 International Technology College is successful, because the in-company training phases are well structured and carefully prepared by the two partners,” Mr. Vu Van Sang, Deputy General Director of Ishisei Vietnam, partner company for Metal Cutting-CNC, stated. “The joint selection of relevant modules to be implemented in the company, the training of in-company trainers and the preparation of working places for the trainees ensures a smooth implementation of the in-company training phases. The skills of the trainees exceed our expectations: After two weeks at Ishisei Vietnam, they are already able to operate the machines independently”.
Different modes of delivery of training involving the business sector were discussed at the Workshop “Intensifying Cooperation between TVET Institutes and Enterprises to Improve the Quality of TVET” organized by DoLISA Dong Nai which took place at LILAMA 2 on 20 July 2018. Representatives of DoLISA Dong Nai, Department of Taxation Dong Nai, VCCI HCMC, Industrial Zones, companies and TVET Institutes in Dong Nai contributed to a lively discussion. Mr. Nguyen Khanh Cuong, Rector of LILAMA 2, explained how LILAMA 2, supported by the Programme Reform of TVET in Vietnam, engaged the business sector in the development of occupational standards and training programmes for four occupations. The focus lies now on the implementation of well-defined in-company training phases at selected partner companies. During the workshop, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with two new partner companies: Thuan Hai Corporation and SeAH Steel Vina Corporation.
Mr. Pham Van Cong, Vice Director of DoLISA Dong Nai concluded: “The example of LILAMA 2 shows that only the involvement of the business sector in all steps of TVET, ranging from the development of occupational standards and training programmes, the joint delivery of training to assessment and certification, ensures demand-orientation of TVET and thus provides skilled workers matching the needs of the business sector in the province and beyond. The pilot experiences of LILAMA 2 and VCMI, which are being supported by the Vietnamese-German Programme Reform of TVET in Vietnam in close coordination with Dong Nai People’s Committee and DoLISA, will be used to help other TVET institutes in the province to adopt similar approaches.”
“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.