On May 26, 2020, the Delegates from German Embassy in Vietnam – Dr Sebastian Paust, First Counsellor, Head of Development Cooperation, German Embassy in Hanoi, Ms Helene Paust, First Secretary, Deputy Head of Development Cooperation, German Embassy in Hanoi), together with Dr Juergen Hartwig, Director of the Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam" visited the College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI) to get an overview of the activities within the frame of the College's technical and financial cooperation programme. Besides the first time in September 2018, this is the second time the German Embassy delegation has visited the College.
Examiners of LILAMA 2 and partner companies are ready to conduct final examinations oriented on German standard
31 VET teachers from LILAMA 2, An Giang, Long An and in-company trainers of partner companies in the cooperative training programme were trained by experts of the Handwerkskammer Erfurt (HWK), a competent authority for training and examination in Germany, to develop and implement final examinations oriented on German standard.
One training course for examiners for the occupational field of mechatronics and industrial electronics as well as one for examiners for construction mechanics and metal-cutting-CNC took place from 26.08 – 06.09.2019 respectively from 18-26.09.2019 at LILAMA 2 International Technology College in Dong Nai.
During the 80h lasting training courses, the participants from TVET institutes and industry could acquire sufficient knowledge and skills to outline the written tasks and practice assignments of final examinations. Further, they are enabled to organise, prepare and implement final examinations as well as assess the work results of examinees’ under realistic examination conditions oriented on German standard.
“After establishing the examination committees for the above mentioned occupations, the training for examiner marks the final step to make teachers of LILAMA 2 and in-company trainers of its partner companies ISHISEI, MARTECH BOILER, THUAN HAI, SANG TAO ready as examiners. Not only ready to organise and implement final examinations oriented on German standard but also to develop the theory and practice exams cooperatively with experts of the Vietnamese industry” stated Mr Dirk Kittel, the HWK trainer for examiners in electro technology.
“In the following months, the members of the examination committees’ are going to organise and implement the examination for the first batch of trainees in the four supported cooperative training programmes at LILAMA 2. We experts of HWK will coach the examiners during the examination and audit the processes equivalent to German examination standard” complemented Mr Hartmut Stein, HWK trainer for examiners in metal technology.
In a first participant feedback Mrs Phan Thi Anh Tu, key teacher in CNC technology, expressed: “The new examination structure and processes are complex but increase the significance of quality for the evaluation system of our cooperative training programmes.” Mr Chu Thanh Xuyen – production manager from ISHISEI Company added: “This training in particular, enabled us responsible ones for in-company training to accurately assess performances of trainees but also of regular technical staff in our companies according to their required competence level.”
Mr. Huynh Huu Tri, from An Giang Vocational College remarked: “The training was practice oriented and a very good chance to get to know the examination procedures and structure as well as quality requirements of Germany. But most importantly, we recognised the importance of the involvement of industry experts into the examination process in order to meet its requirements. That encourages us to multiply this cooperative training and examination approach in our respective TVET institutes in An Giang and Long An and together with partner companies.”
The two examiner trainings were held within the component “Support for Centres of Excellence 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) together with the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).