Mar 8th, 2019

18 teachers of LILAMA 2 International Technology College reached a skill level equivalent to a skilled worker in Germany

LILAMA 2 International College of Technology (LILAMA 2) were awarded by Handwerkskammer (Chamber of Skilled Crafts) Erfurt, with certificates confirming that their skills level in Metal Cutting-CNC or Mechatronics is equivalent to the level of a skilled worker in Germany.

Over the past four years, these 18 key teachers completed a series of intensive further training measures in Viet Nam and in Germany which took place in the frame of the Vietnamese-German Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam.

After completing these complex further training courses, the key teachers had the opportunity to prove their gained skills and competences during a technical competence assessment. Each assessment took place in two parts, one in 2018 and one in 2019. They were conducted by examiners dispatched by the Handwerkskammer (HWK) Erfurt.

The concept’s main objective is to assess the practical skills and related theoretical knowledge level of the selected teachers in comparison with the level of skilled workers in Metal Cutting–CNC and Mechatronics in Germany. All of the teachers passed the demanding assessment based on German standards with results ranging from 65 to 93%. This outstanding results show that LILAMA 2 teachers reached a very high level of professional practical and theoretical competence in these occupations which meet requirement of the high-tech industrial sector

“LILAMA 2 is expected to be a Centre of Excellence for providing not only high-quality initial training but also further training in the selected occupations for teachers of other TVET institutes in Viet Nam.” - Dr. Nguyen Hong Minh, Director General of DVET, emphasised - “DVET will assign relevant functional departments to cooperate with LILAMA 2 in establishing a further training centre for teachers of other TVET institutes. DVET will also arrange the necessary resources to support LILAMA 2 to fulfil this additional function for TVET system in the future”.

Mr. Andreas Siegel, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, shared his wishes with the qualified teachers “I appreciate the exceptional efforts you made in the past years.  I would like to encourage you to disseminate your gained competencies and continue on the path of lifelong learning to keep up with the changing technological requirements of the growing economy of Vietnam.”

The activity is organised within the field of activity “Support of Centres of Excellence (CoEs) for TVET” as part of the Vietnamese-German Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam”. The programme is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in cooperation with the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).