• 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.
  • 12.09.2018

    Fact-finding Visit to Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation by High Ranking Officials from German Embassy and German Development Bank-KfW

    Representatives of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany – Dr Wolfgang Manig, Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Economic Section, and Ms Luisa Bergfeld, First Secretary, Deputy Head of German Development Cooperation, together with Ms Simone Wunsch, Country Director of KfW Development Bank in Vietnam and officers from KfW and GIZ visited the Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI) on 10 September 2018 to get an overview of the planned and ongoing activities of the technical and financial development cooperation.
  • 06.09.2018

    Strengthening Cooperation in Quality Assurance between TVET and the higher education sectors on the regional level

    “In light of Industry 4.0 the cooperation between the higher education and TVET sectors is becoming increasingly important”, Prof. T. Basaruddin, Executive Director of the Indonesian National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (BAN-PT) and President of the ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN), host of the Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) Global Summit 2018, which took place in Bali from 27 to 29 August 2018, mentioned during his opening speech ...
  • 31.08.2018

    German quality management and assurance models – a basis for international quality standards in Vietnamese TVET institutes

    From 19/8 to 27/8/2018, 16 representatives from the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET), TVET institutes, the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and national external auditors participated in a study trip to Germany on the topic “Quality management/assurance at TVET institutes in Germany”. During the six-day trip, participants visited and discussed with managers of various institutes in the TVET field, such as Radko-Stoeckle-School in Melsungen, the TVET center within the Chamber of Crafts Erfurt, the Thüringer Institute for Teacher Further Training and Curricula Development and Media as well as the Volkswagen Training Institute Ltd. in Zwickau. “This is a good learning opportunity as I had the chance to intensively discuss with many experts in the field and understand thoroughly quality management and assurance models currently applied in German TVET institutes as well as crucial elements of an effective quality management model. This experience will offer many lessons learnt to improve the quality management system of our college.” said Mr Bui Van Hung, Vice Rector of the College of Technology II in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • 29.08.2018

    Effective workshop management to improve practical training environment at TVET institutes

    To help TVET institutes establish a continuous improvement process for their workshop management, from 20 to 24 August, 2018, the Training and Consultation Seminar on Workshop Management took place in Nha Trang Technical and Technology College, with the participation of teachers and managers from 10 different colleges supported by the Vietnamese-German Programme “Reform of TVET in Vietnam” ...
  • 23.08.2018

    Bosch Vietnam, the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training, the LILAMA 2 International Technology College and GIZ enter into a Development Partnership to prepare the workforce for the requirements of Industry 4.0 in Vietnam

    “The demand for a highly skilled workforce in Vietnam increases rapidly. Thus, this partnership is a critical step towards upskilling the labor force to stay competitive” states Mr. Guru Mallikarjuna, Managing Director of Bosch Viet Nam, at the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between ...
  • 21.08.2018

    20 In-Company Trainers are ready to implement the Cooperative Training Programmes jointly with LILAMA 2

    Qualified in-company trainers are an essential aspect of cooperative training: Under their close instruction, trainees improve their technical knowledge and practical skills in real working conditions during the in-company training phases. From the 6th to the 14th August 2018, a training of in-company trainers was realised for the four cooperative training offers of LILAMA 2 International College of Technology: Construction Mechanics, Metal Cutting–CNC, Mechatronics, and Industrial Electronics. In total, 20 technicians from four partner companies, namely Martech Boiler Co Ltd VN, Thuan Hai Corporation, QHplus Industry JSC and Advanced Multitech VN, participated. Named companies operate in the areas of construction material, energy solutions and mechanic and industrial electrics. Additionally, nine teachers from LILAMA 2 took an active part as facilitators for group activities and projects.
  • 16.08.2018

    Bac Ninh College of Industry encouraging female representation in traditionally male-dominated occupations.

    “Mechatronics is totally suitable for women. Some of our best mechatronics technicians are female. They are detailed-oriented, creative and so patient”. Lan Nguyen – HR executive from Sanwa Vietnam – a Japanese joint venture manufacturing electronic measurement devices shared at Girls’ Day on the campus of Bac Ninh College of Industry (BCI) ...
  • 10.08.2018

    Congratulation to metal technology teachers of Dong Nai’s Centres of Excellence (CoE) for passing a trial examination for Metal Cutting-CNC Technicians

    13 key teachers of LILAMA 2 International Technology College (LILAMA 2) and Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI) took part in a 172-hour further training course which included a trial examination in metal cutting-CNC from 4 to 28 July 2018. The German trainer Mr Hartmut Stein, a well experienced expert in CNC-manufacturing, elaborated: “It has become obvious that the key teachers could build upon a solid foundation, on competencies that they have acquired during the previous metal cutting training courses as part of a comprehensive further training concept for TVET teachers and trainers in the region.”
  • 24.07.2018

    TVET Institutes in the Dong Nai Province are benefiting from pilot experiences of LILAMA 2 in cooperative training

    “Cooperative training implemented jointly with LILAMA 2 International Technology College is successful, because the in-company training phases are well structured and carefully prepared by the two partners,” Mr. Vu Van Sang, Deputy General Director of Ishisei Vietnam, partner company for Metal Cutting-CNC, stated. “The joint selection of relevant modules to be implemented in the company, the training of in-company trainers and the preparation of working places for the trainees ensures a smooth implementation of the in-company training phases. The skills of the trainees exceed our expectations: After two weeks at Ishisei Vietnam, they are already able to operate the machines independently”.
  • 23.07.2018

    Analysing TVET graduates’ feedback and employability to improve the quality of training offers

    “The training provided me with comprehensive data analysis and report writing techniques to complete a tracer study report. It helps our TVET institute to improve our training quality to better meet the requirements of trainees and business sector”, said Mr. Le Quoc Thanh, Head of Department of Examination and VET quality accreditation, Hanoi Tourism College. He is one of 51 participants from TVET institutes across the country that attended the advanced training course “In-depth data analysis and writing the report on the results of tracer studies”. The training course was organised in Da Nang Vocational College from 18 to 20 July 2018.
  • 20.07.2018

    “The training programme for this basic module on environment protection, energy and resource efficiency is of great importance to enterprises”

    From 16 to 19 July 2018, the Training Workshop on Development of the Training Programme for the Basic Module on “Environment Protection, Energy and Resource Efficiency” was jointly organised by the Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI), the future Centre of Excellence for Green TVET, and the Programme “Reform of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Vietnam”-GIZ.a cross-occupational basic module “Environmental protection, energy and resource efficiency” according to the needs of industry. The basic module and its three topics, namely energy efficiency, waste management and handling of hazardous substances will be integrated into existing training programmes at TVET institutes nationwide and offered as a further training course for TVET teachers and workers of enterprises.
  • 19.07.2018

    Further training of teaching staff according to German standards at LILAMA 2 sparks the interest of the Deputy Minister of MoLISA

    On 17 July, Ass. Prof. Dr. Le Quan, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) visited LILAMA 2 International Technology College in Dong Nai. Together with representatives of the Propaganda Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the Directorate for Vocational Education and Training (DVET) and DoLISA Dong Nai, he familiarised himself with the activities conducted by LILAMA 2 with the support of the Programme Reform of TVET in Vietnam. The deputy minister took the chance to exchange with the rector, Mr Nguyen Khanh Cuong, and the president of the college, Mr Le Quang Trung, as well as with representatives of Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) while visiting the workshops for Metal Cutting-CNC and Industrial Electronics.
  • 18.07.2018

    Industry 4.0 can lead to economic development but not without skilled workers

    The Programme Reform of TVET in Vietnam is supporting LILAMA 2 International Technology College and the German company Bosch Rexroth in integrating requirements of Industry 4.0 in selected training programmes. Mr. Nikolay Kurnosov, General Manager of Bosch Rexroth Vietnam presented the milestones of the Public Private Partnership at the Industry 4.0 Summit on 13 July in Hanoi and emphasised the importance of adapting training offers to the requirements of the future. “Together with LILAMA 2 International Technology College, we will develop Industry 4.0-relevant modules and elements which will ensure that the graduates do not only possess the necessary technical skills, but also the ability to handle complex situations, solve problems and think critically”, Mr. Kurnosov explained.
  • 18.07.2018

    Improving skills in photovoltaic power to meet Vietnam’s increasing demand for skilled workers in the solar energy sector

    From 11 to 23 June, 2018, 15 teachers from various TVET institutes in Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Nai Province acquired extensive knowledge and skills regarding the usage of solar power during the training on “Installation and Design of Photovoltaic (PV) Systems”, which took place at Ly Tu Trong College in Ho Chi Minh City. The training was conducted by multipliers from LILAMA 2 International Technology College (LILAMA2) and shows the growing ability of LILAMA 2 to fulfil the function of a hub for further training offering tailor-made training courses for teaching staff of other TVET institutes in the region.
  • 12.07.2018

    Joint efforts to transform TVET institutes into greener learning and training environments

    “The Vietnamese Green Growth Strategy (VGGS) emphasises that Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) plays a significant role in sustainable and green development by training a skilled labour force for a green economy”, Dr Pham Nang Khanh, Deputy Director, Directorate of Vocational Education Training (DVET) pointed out at one of the training workshops “Multiplier Training Workshop on Implementation of Greening TVET Institutes”. Two workshops took place from 5 to 6 July in Hanoi and on 11 July 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City. Nearly 100 representatives from DVET, Ho Chi Minh City Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (DoLISA), the business sector, and TVET institutes from across the country participated. Through intensive training, group work and discussion sessions, many recommendations and lessons learnt were derived. As a result, the participants developed realistic measures to transform their respective TVET institutes into greener learning and training environments.
  • 09.07.2018

    Clean WATER - Newsletter

    Newsletter Issue Nr. 7 of the FA 3 presents the main activities of the FA 3 in the first half of 2018
  • 05.07.2018

    Greening TVET – a motor for implementing the National Green Growth Strategy in Viet Nam

    “Greening TVET (Technical and vocational education and training) is the master key for sustainable development and one of the priority areas of Viet Nam's government to achieve the National Green Growth Strategy. This is a new process during which public administration as well as TVET Institutes are required to take specific action which has to be agreed upon among the stakeholders”, said Dr Truong Anh Dung, Deputy Director of the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) at the workshop “Development of an Action Plan for Greening TVET in Viet Nam”. Taking place on 3 July and 4 July 2018, in Hoa Binh province, the workshop attracted 25 participants, including leaders of DVET, specialists of DVET relevant departments and leaders from TVET institutes. They contributed valuable inputs to build a 5-year Action Plan for Greening TVET in Viet Nam for the period from 2019-2023.
  • 02.07.2018

    First In-Company Training Phase for the Pilot Class of Construction Mechanics Technicians

    From May 12 to June 23, 2018, 23 trainees from LILAMA 2 International Technology College (LILAMA 2), Dong Nai province took part in the first in-company training phase for the pilot class of Construction Mechanics Technicians. Implemented at MARTECH BOILER company in Dong Nai Province, the training was a practical experience for the trainees to further develop their occupational competence, mainly in forming metal sheets, tubes, steel bars and all kind of profiles made of different materials by conventional machine tools. During the training, the trainees also gained technical knowledge and skills in maintaining operating equipment and technical systems.
  • 28.06.2018

    “Green” TVET for green growth

    “Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is one of the key priorities to achieve green growth in Viet Nam”, said Dr Truong Anh Dung, Deputy director of the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) at the launching of the initiative "Greening TVET - environmental protection in TVET institutes in Ho Chi Minh City". The event took place on 27 June 2018 at the Ho-Chi-Minh Vocational College of Technology (HVCT). Jointly organised by the Ho Chi Minh Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (DoLISA) and the Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam, the event attracted more than 50 representatives from local authorities, TVET institutes and business partners from Ho Chi Minh City to attend.