Jun 17th, 2020

Delegates of German Embassy impressed by rapid development of the VCMI

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. After the first time in September 2018, this is the second time the German Embassy delegation has visited the College.

Dr Nguyen Van Chuong, Rector of VCMI spoke about the progress of the Project activities and results achieved so far, the upcoming plans and looked forward to future supports from GIZ and KfW in the Technical and Financial Cooperation programme.

The delegates appreciated positive results of the Programme, especially capacity building activities on improving pedagogical and management skills of the college’s teachers and managers. They also discussed the installation and arrangement in workshops and laboratories supported by the Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam".

The delegates also reviewed the construction progress of the Green CoE buildings and procurement of training equipment for the two new occupations at the College ("Electronics for Energy and Building technology" and "Mechanics for Sanitary, Heating and Climate technology") financed by KfW development bank.

While visiting pratical workshops and talking with the College’s teachers and trainees, they are impressed by the rapid development of the College as well as the unwearied efforts of its whole staff to make the College a quality training environment.

VCMI has been being supported to develop toward a Centre of Excellence for Green TVET and to provide basic and advanced training courses according to the demand of a green and sustainable economy. In 2018, with the support of German experts, the College successfully developed the basic module for "environmental protection, energy and resource efficiency" in collaboration with partners to pilot and transfer to other TVET institutes. Regarding the training programmes for the two new occupations, the College has established the learning outcomes appraised by the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training under the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs. In the near future, the College will continue developing and completing the training programmes for the two new occupations to promptly put them into training as scheduled.