VCMI teachers and potential in-company trainers are prepared for the development of the new occupation “Electronics for Energy and Building Technology” in Viet Nam
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.
During the training course, the participants received training in technical practical skills and didactics skills for the occupation “Electronics for Energy and Building Technology”. The teachers also analyze the German Training Ordinance and Framework Curriculum for the occupation and its relevance to the Vietnamese context.In addition, the participants had a chance to visit companies including Continental in Frankfurt, Mercedes-Benz in Rastatt and Lucas-Nülle in Kerpen, where they learn how the practical training for the occupation is organized in companies and how digital training medias are integrated into the implementation of training offers.
The training course was one of the activities under the Bund Länder Programm “Capacity Development for Energy and Resource Efficiency: Hessen – Vietnam”, which is financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The Bund Länder Programm complements the activities of the Vietnamese-German Programme “Reform of TVET in Vietnam” implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of BMZ, by providing further training for teachers and managers of the Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI), other TVET institutes and relevant personnel from ministries, enterprises and sector associations which cooperate with the college to develop and implement training for two new occupations namely “Electronics for Energy and Building Technology” and “Plant Mechanics for Sanitary, Heating and Climate Technology”.
“Cooperative training at LILAMA 2 is a highlight and model for a systematic cooperation between TVET institutes and companies in Viet Nam”, stated Mr. Hoang Thai Son of the Formal Training Department of DVET, “and the establishment of the Advisory Boards is another essential step to foster the involvement of the business sector in TVET and improve the quality and demand-orientation of training”
On 5 December 2018, the kick-off meeting for two Advisory Boards, one for mechatronics and industrial electronics and one for metal cutting-CNC and construction mechanics, took place at LILAMA 2 International Technology College in Dong Nai Province. More than forty representatives from the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET), Dong Nai Department of Labour Invalids and Social Affairs (DoLISA), sector associations, VCCI, and the AHK as well as managers and trainers of local companies attended.
On 4/12/2018 in Hanoi, the Meeting of the Development Partners in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector was co-organised by the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET), under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Hanoi and the Vietnamese German programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam”. With a focus on the topic “Industry Boards / Skills Councils in TVET”, the meeting drew the attention of almost 50 delegates from MOLISA, Embassies, International Development Agencies and other stakeholders working in this field.