A significant step towards cooperative training at LILAMA 2

09:07 | 03/10/2016 Economy- Society

(VEN) - The LILAMA 2 Technical & Technology College had been selected by Vietnamese Government and Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) to become a “Centre of Excellence for TVET”. The origins of LILAMA 2 are going back to 1986. Today, it has recently received special autonomy and is a public institute belonging to the Ministry of Construction. Within three decades of cooperation with public and private stakeholders from Viet Nam and abroad, LILAMA 2 is one of the leading institutes for technical vocational education and training in Viet Nam.

A significant step towards cooperative training at LILAMA 2

The CEO of Education and Training of the German Chamber of Skilled Crafts Potsdam, Tilo Jaensch, handed over the official “Letter of Acknowledgement” regarding the equivalence of two Occupational Standards to Dr. Le Van Hien, the President of LILAMA 2 Technical & Technology College, on 29 September, in Long Thanh, Dong Nai province.

The letter is to certify the equivalence of the Occupational Standards for Construction Mechanics Technician and Industrial Electronics Technician according to German standards.

The Occupational Standards have been developed based on the demand of the Vietnamese business sector. German standards served as international benchmark and were adjusted according to the needs of the Vietnamese labour market.

Strong involvement of Vietnamese professional associations and more than 20 professionals of leading companies, flanked by German experts, is one of the success factors.

Based on the new Occupational Standards, a comprehensive three-year cooperative training programme was jointly drafted and discussed on the same day during a workshop with relevant stakeholders.

Well defined practical parts of the cooperative training programme should mainly take place in the companies’ workshops with on-the-job training. In close cooperation with the business sector, LILAMA 2 will have a kind of a “double-function”: to teach necessary occupation-related theoretical content to the trainees and train occupation-related practical skills on latest technologies in its state-of-the-art training workshops.

This is a big step forward for offering high school graduates an opportunity to enhance their employability by demand driven vocational training and get a well-paid job.

Teachers and trainers of LILAMA 2 are regularly trained by German experts in both, technology and practically oriented training methods. This hands-on transfer of know how is to ensure the professional utilization of the equipment for practical-oriented training.

The Vietnamese government is currently supported by the German Development Cooperation with the "Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam." On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), this programme is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (technical cooperation) and KfW (financial cooperation) in close cooperation with the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).

The BMZ supports the reform efforts by the Vietnamese Government on policy and institutional level. The TC Module “Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam” includes interrelated fields of activity at different levels: "TVET Policy Advice and Systemic Reforms", "Support of Centres of Excellence for TVET”, and "TVET for Skilled Workers in the Wastewater Sector”.

Vietnamese and German experts are working closely together on the reform of the TVET sector. Advisory services and capacity development are provided on system and institutional level. With the participation of the business sector, concepts for a demand-oriented TVET are developed and implemented. This includes occupational standard development, cooperative training modes and the development of an independent assessment system. The support of TVET institutes is focused on the further development of training programmes for occupations in dynamic sectors of the economy and is based on the “Green Growth Strategy” of Viet Nam. Activities include practice-oriented further training for teachers and in-company trainers, advisory to the school management, adaptation of existing and development of new training offers as well as modernisation of training equipment.

My Phung


 

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