Ninh Thuan Vocational College: Epicenter of High-Quality Human Resource Training

7:52:25 PM | 5/28/2024

Through concentrated infrastructure investment, proactive innovation, and enhancement of teaching and learning quality, Ninh Thuan Vocational College has solidified its reputation as a trusted institution for vocational training. By implementing flexible training programs that align closely with the recruitment needs of businesses and localities, the college has been successful in providing high-quality human resources. These efforts contribute significantly to meeting the socioeconomic development needs of not only Ninh Thuan province but also the entire country.

Ninh Thuan Vocational College and Thuan Hai Electricity and Renewable Energy JSC formalize their collaboration through a cooperation agreement

At present, Ninh Thuan Vocational College offers a comprehensive range of 19 training majors, spanning from elementary to college levels. These majors are strategically aligned with the province’s cornerstone economic sectors, which include renewable energy, tourism, fisheries, industry, and construction. The college places particular emphasis on five key majors: Industrial electrical training, which adheres to international standards; Industrial electronics and construction engineering training, which meets ASEAN level standards; Automotive technology and hotel management training, which are conducted at a national level; Mechatronics training, which follows Germany’s training standards. Each year, the college imparts quality education and training to over 2,000 students.

Improving training quality

Mr. Nguyen Phan Anh Quoc, Rector of Ninh Thuan Vocational College, said: Recognizing the pivotal role of training quality, the college has prioritized investments in state-of-the-art facilities that are in sync with the evolving teaching and practice requirements, ensuring that students are provided with the most conducive learning environment. Currently, the college boasts two fully-equipped campuses, complete with lecture halls, practical training areas, libraries, computer rooms, executive halls, and student dormitories. These facilities are furnished with advanced teaching equipment that aligns with the latest educational standards. The college proactively seeks investment from various sources, including government funding, domestic technology investment corporations, and foreign investment projects.

Besides, Ninh Thuan Vocational College pays attention to developing the teaching staff and considers it a valuable resource and property that decides training quality. The school currently has 90 full-time teachers. Every year, executive personnel and teachers are encouraged to attend training courses to improve their professional qualifications, vocational skills, pedagogical skills, foreign language and computer skills to meet teaching and scientific research requirements.

At the same time, to raise training quality, the college focuses on improving and adjusting training programs; compile innovative textbooks adapted to specific training majors to make sure that students are trained with necessary knowledge and skills to work after graduation. It also concentrates on vocational skills training associated with moral education, lifestyle, sense of discipline, soft skills, industrial style, foreign language proficiency and digital skills for learners.

In particular, closely following development needs and investment attraction orientations of the province, Ninh Thuan Vocational College has built and trained new occupations to meet social demands like mechatronics of German standards. After completing the program, students will learn two more advanced modules relating to the operation and maintenance of wind power plants. This is a completely new study program in Vietnam. After completing training courses, students will be awarded a certificate equivalent to a German college degree and can go to Germany to work.

Additionally, the college is supported with training and relevant equipment by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (Germany) and large renewable energy firms to establish the Excellence Center of Renewable Energy Training, with focus on wind power and solar power. The center is expected to be completed and put into operation in 2024 and the college will open training courses according to placed orders and for teachers and students of renewable energy to enable teachers and students to understand more about this field and have clearer directions about their future careers.

The school offers a high-quality mechatronics major, supported by the German Cooperation Organization – GIZ

Harmonizing education with employment opportunities

One of the remarkable training highlights at the college is the coordination with large firms in Ninh Thuan and other provinces to launch the ‘dual training’ model. Rector Quoc said: The collaboration between the educational institution and businesses is multifaceted. This includes the exchange of faculty members, joint efforts in the development of training programs, and the donation or exchange of educational equipment. Furthermore, the partnership extends to providing practical experiences and internships at partner businesses. A significant aspect of this collaboration is the signing of employment contracts with the college, a measure undertaken to guarantee employment opportunities for students upon graduation.

Currently, Ninh Thuan Vocational College has cooperative ties with over 80 businesses, including many reputable corporations like Hoa In Fashion, Lilama 18, Lilama 7, Ca Na Salt, Thong Thuan, Amanoi Ninh Thuan and Hoan My Resort Ninh Chu. These ties not only provide students with internships but, most importantly, offer job opportunities to them after graduation and meet recruitment needs of businesses. As a result, in recent years, over 85% of graduates have been employed.

Toward building a high-quality vocational training school

To promote the achieved results, in the coming time, Ninh Thuan Vocational College will continue to mobilize resources, upgrade facilities and foster and develop lecturers and executive personnel; update new technologies, speed up digital transformation in main activities, effectively conduct technological research and application in teaching and practice; continue to implement the ‘dual training’ model with businesses. Consequently, the college can supply human resources with expertise, modern working style and skills capable of meeting social needs and creating motivations for industrialization and modernization of Ninh Thuan province and the whole country.

At the same time, the college aims to become Vietnam's leading multi-disciplinary, multi-field vocational education institution by 2025 and specially become one of the six regional training centers of renewable energy for the country in the near term, he emphasized.

Source: Vietnam Business Forum