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  • 07.12.2018

    Two Advisory Boards at LILAMA 2 College form the basis for a systematic involvement of the business sector in TVET

    “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.
  • 07.12.2018

    Industry boards/ Skills councils - A mechanism enhancing the cooperation with the business sector in TVET

    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. 
  • 04.12.2018

    Teachers improved Skills in Thermal Joining and Cutting of Components and Assemblies by MMA Welding and Gas Cutting Procedures

    The training course ”Thermal Joining and Cutting of Components and Assemblies by MMA Welding and Gas Cutting Procedures”  for metal technology teachers of LILAMA 2,  Long An and An Giang vocational colleges was conducted from 05-23.11.2018 at LILAMA 2 International Technology College in Long Thanh/Dong Nai. 12 pre-qualified practice trainers for Construction Mechanics acquired fundamental qualifications in producing steel components and assemblies by Manual Metal Arc (MMA) Welding and Oxygen-Gas Cutting Procedures.
  • 03.12.2018

    Glossary of VET terminology

    The Glossary of VET Terminology is developed by the National Institute for Vocational Education and Training (NIVET) with the support of the Vietnamese-German Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam”, implemented in cooperation with the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The Glossary also received technical advice from the Federal Institute for Vovational Education and Training (BIBB) in Germany.
  • 30.11.2018

    Capacity development via short-term training: Effective solution for the lack of technical human resource in the wastewater sector

    On 21, November, 2018, in Ho Chi Minh city, the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) and the German – Vietnamese Programme ‘Reform of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Viet Nam’ cooperatively organised the Workshop “Evaluation of short-term training and training of trainers for technicians in the wastewater sector” after 2 years of developing and piloting. Participants of the workshop were representatives from VWSA, leaders of wastewater management companies as well as German and local experts from the Programme ‘Reform of TVET in Viet Nam’ who cooperated with VWSA in standardising trainers, compiling training materials and conveying  teaching methods.
  • 29.11.2018

    GIZ and BIBB support NIVT to further improve the Viet Nam Vocational Education and Training (VET) report

    Viet Nam’s Vocational Education and Training report (VET report) is an annual publication developed by the National Institute of Vocational Training (NIVT), under the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET), with the support of the German Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) and the Vietnamese-German Programme “Reform of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Viet Nam”,. Since its first publication in 2011, this annual report gives an overview of Viet Nam’s labour market relevant vocational training in the respective year, with its highlights as well as existing deficiencies of the TVET system referring to the criteria of Viet Nam’s vocational training development strategy (in the period 2011-2020). Findings from the reports provide valuable recommendations to refine policies for better quality and effectiveness in vocational training in Viet Nam. BIBB experts, Mr Michael Schwarz and Dr Sandra Liebscher, provided coaching to finalise the VET report 2017, and more importantly, to improve the report 2018, and worked jointly with NIVT researchers and GIZ officers from 19 to23 November, 2018.
  • 26.11.2018

    The Basic Module on Environmental Protection, Energy and Resource Efficiency allows TVET Institutes to easily integrate Green Skills in Training Programmes

    TVET is a key factor for the development of Vietnam’s economy towards environmental sustainability and green growth. To integrate cross-occupational green skills in training programmes, a basic module on environmental protection, energy and resource efficiency was developed and will be piloted at the Centre of Excellence for Green TVET, the Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI), with the support of the Vietnamese-German Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam”. The advantage of this module is that it can be flexibly integrated into any vocational training programme nationwide.
  • 26.11.2018

    Closing ceremony of the cooperative training programme for sewage engineering technicians

    Ho Chi Minh City, November 22nd, 2018 – Today, the closing ceremony of the cooperative pilot training programme for Sewage Engineering Technicians took place at Ho Chi Minh Vocational College of Technology (HVCT). Attending the ceremony were leaders from the Ministry of Labour-Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), the State Minister for Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport cum Deputy Premier of the Free State of Saxony, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ho Chi Minh City, representatives from the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) and 60 enterprises together with delegates from TVET colleges, local authorities and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
  • 23.11.2018

    New impulses and inputs for policy makers on “Autonomy of TVET institutes” in Vietnam

    A greater level of autonomy regarding organisational structure, personnel and finance, is a prerequisite for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutes to efficiently meet the demands of the business sector for a skilled workforce. Focusing on this topic, a study trip to Germany was organised in November 2018 within the frame of the Vietnamese-German Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam”. The activity aimed at providing key Vietnamese stakeholders and policy makers an overall understanding about the German TVET system and the efficient operation of TVET institutes in order to develop a socially acceptable legal framework enhancing effectiveness and efficiency of TVET institutes. Participants of the study trip included leaders and experts from the Directorate of Vocational Educational and Training (DVET), the Ministry of Labour Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA), Government Office, the Ministry of Finance (MoF), the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) , Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and TVET institutes in Vietnam including those piloting the “autonomy mechanism”.
  • 22.11.2018

    Cooperation towards the establishment of a "Training Centre for renewable energies" at Ninh Thuan Vocational College

    Ninh Thuan, 21 November 2018 – The Central and Southern Provinces of Vietnam, especially the provinces in the South-Central Coast region including Ninh Thuan, have high potential for wind and solar energy. This leads to an increasing need of a skilled workforce in the field. To discuss strategic solutions to address this emerging requirement, on 21 November 2018, approximately 40 delegates from state management agencies, Ninh Thuan College, the business sector and international experts participated in the workshop “Partnership to establish a “Training Centre for Renewable Energies" at the Ninh Thuan Vocational College. The workshop was co-organised by the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training, Ninh Thuan Vocational College and the Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam”.
  • 07.11.2018

    Three colleges evaluated based on German quality evaluation framework

    "I highly appreciate the experience and working style of the two German experts. Within three working days, the two experts gave immediate feedback on the strengths and detailed potential improvements of our college. This valuable feedback will help us to improve the quality in the short term as well as in the long term ...
  • 05.11.2018

    “We need these occupations, in fact, we needed them already yesterday” - Agreement on DACUM Charts for two New Occupations at VCMI

    “Vietnam witnesses a rapid development in infrastructure. According to a BMI report, the construction sector continues to grow by 9% per year until 2026. The demand for skilled workers in building technology is immense and grows even faster” presents Dr. Tran Ngoc Quang, expert of the University for Civil Engineering in Hanoi ...
  • 01.11.2018

    Congratulation to key teachers of LILAMA 2 for proving their professional competence!

    18 key teachers of LILAMA 2 International Technology College (LILAMA 2) passed a final examination from 25 – 29 October 2018.  The examinations for the occupations Metal Cutting-CNC and Mechatronics Technicians were conducted by four official examiners dispatched by the Handwerkskammer (HWK) Erfurt, a competent authority in Germany ...
  • 25.10.2018

    Effective school management for TVET institutes in response to opportunities and challenges in the autonomy era

    Ho Chi Minh city, 23/10-26/10 and Hanoi, 29/10-2/11/2018 - “While autonomy is an issue of increasing importance, it is crucial for TVET institutes to enhance their management capacity to be prepared for the challenges and opportunities that it brings”, Ms. Khuong Thi Nhan, Programme Manager of National Target Programmes, the Directorate for Vocational Education and Training (DVET), emphasised at the opening of the workshop “Effective school management for TVET institutes”. The two training workshops were organised in Dong Nai province and Hanoi by DVET with the support of the Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam”.More than 50 leaders and mid-level managers from TVET institutes as well as representatives from central and local governments participated in the three-day trainings.
  • 23.10.2018

    Enhance the cooperation with the business sector to improve the quality and demand-orientation of TVET activities in Viet Nam

    Ho Chi Minh city, 22 and 23 October, 2018 - Active cooperation with the stakeholders, especially the business sector, is an essential condition to ensure the quality and demand-orientation of TVET activities in Vietnam. To facilitate further discussions about this issue, the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) and the Vietnamese-German Programme "Reform of TVET in Viet Nam" jointly organised two thematic workshops: "Increasing demand-orientation and quality of TVET in Viet Nam through cooperation between TVET and business sector stakeholders" and "Competent in-company trainers". The workshop attracted more than 50 participants from DVET, the Ministry of Labour Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), Department of Labour Invalids and Social Affairs, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), sector associations, TVET institutes and enterprises.
  • 18.10.2018

    Representatives of LILAMA 2 and its partners gained insights in integrating digitalisation and industry 4.0 in TVET in Germany

    “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.
  • 01.10.2018

    Finalising hands-on practice-oriented and context-specific training and assessment materials for the basic module on “Environment Projection, Energy and Resource Efficiency”

    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.
  • 27.09.2018

    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 ...
  • 21.09.2018

    Conference on how Industry 4.0 is shaping the future of the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector and inauguration of I4.0 Demonstration Room at LILAMA 2 International Technology College

    Technological breakthroughs in areas such as the Internet of Things change automation and production processes worldwide. This presents a chance for Vietnam’s economy and a challenge to the TVET system. The conference “Integrating Requirements of Industry 4.0 / Digitalisation in TVET” with representatives of the Government, industry, civil society, TVET institutes and international organisations put a focus on the impact of Industry 4 ...
  • 14.09.2018

    VCMI and partners are prepared for the development of training for the new occupation “Electronics for Energy and Building Technology”

    Twelve leaders from relevant departments of the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), Dong Nai Provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (DoLISA Dong Nai), Ho Chi Minh City Association of Mechanics and Electrics (HAMEE), Vietnam Federation of Construction Associations and Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI) have successfully completed the further training and study tour on the development and implementation of demand-driven and practice oriented vocational training offers, focusing on the occupation “Electronics Technician for Energy and Building Technology” in Germany from 26 August, 2018 to 8 September 2018.
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