TVET

High Quality TVET Institutes

Viet Nam’s dynamic economic development is reflected in its transformation from one of the world’s poorest nations to a lower middle-income country in a very short time. This success is put at risk by increasing consumption of resources, environmental pollution and a significant shortage of skilled workers.

Currently, only 26% of Viet Nam’s labour force has a professional qualification. The technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector in Viet Nam is not yet capable to meet the current and future demand of Viet Nam’s growing economy. To overcome these challenges, the Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam is supporting eleven TVET institutes in Viet Nam to become High-Quality TVET Institutes (HQTIs) and provide demand-oriented training.

Approach

HQTIs provide services to improve the Vietnamese TVET sector and the employability of the workforce. HQTIs offer high quality initial and further training programmes based on international standards in close cooperation with the industry. Moreover, each HQTI can fulfil additional functions for the TVET system, such as:

HQTIs provide services to improve the Vietnamese TVET sector and the employability of the workforce. HQTIs offer high quality initial and further training programmes based on international standards in close cooperation with the industry. Moreover, each HQTI can fulfil additional functions for the TVET system, such as:

  • Further training for TVET teachers;
  • Further training for skilled and semi-skilled workers, unemployed, marginalised and disadvantaged people
  • Advisory services for management personnel of other TVET providers to develop and implement labour-market relevant training;
  • Act as a hub for national and international TVET networks;
  • Support TVET innovation and applied TVET research activities;
  • Act as an assessment and certification center;

The Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam supports eleven TVET institutes in becoming HQTIs in the occupations mechatronics, industrial electronics, metal cutting, construction mechanics, electronics for energy and building technology, mechanics for sanitary, heating and climate technology and sewage engineering. International development advisors are based at partner institutes to advise the managers and teachers on organistional and technical issues, especially designing and implementing practical, demand-oriented cooperative training. Moreover, they advise on organising in-company training phases, implementing examinations with the involvement of the industry and efficiently manage workshops.

Results

The management of partner TVET institutes are supported

to strengthen their provision of high-quality training and additional TVET system functions.

The partner TVET institutes have together with the industry have developed initial training programmes and further training courses

for technical occupations that are in line with Vietnamese regulations and international/German standards. These training programmes and courses are flexibly used for the implementation of cooperative training programmes at TVET institutes and further training courses for technical staff in enterprises.

Developed training programmes are successfully implemented

At LILAMA 2 International Technology College (LILAMA 2), developed training programmes for mechatronics, industrial electronics, metal cutting, and construction mechanics are successfully implemented. At the College of Technology II, Ho Chi Minh city (HVCT), a demand-oriented training programmes for sewage engineering is offered. At the Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI), trainees are trained in developed training programmes for electronics for energy and building technology and for mechanics for sanitary, heating and climate technology. At Ninh Thuan Vocational College, further training modules for installation and maintenance of rooftop solar systems and wind power stations are developed.

Teachers are supported to offer high-quality training

The TVET programme is supporting other TVET institutes (Ninh Thuan Vocational College, Long An College, An Giang Vocational College, Bac Ninh College of Industry, Vietnamese – German Technical College of Ha Tinh, Nha Trang College of Technology, Hue Industrial College, Hanoi Construction Technology College No. 1) to implement these training programmes based on international standards at their institutes and partner companies. To enable teachers to offer high-quality training, more than 500 persons have been thoroughly trained, improving their theoretical knowledge, practical and pedagogical skills, as well as examination skills. In addition, 85 management staff have been trained to ensure the implementation of cooperative training at the management level.

From partner enterprises 71 in-company trainers

have been qualified to introduce, improve and provide structured in-company training phases. 33 examiners from companies have been trained to ensure the industry’s participation in examinations. Currently, 14 industry advisory boards have been established at partner institutes to guarantee an institutionalised, regular exchange among all stakeholders including representatives of the companies, sector associations, the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET), line ministries and TVET institute to constantly improve and optimise the training.

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