TitleVocational Training Programme 2008 (VTP 2008)
Type of projectEducation and Labour Market
ClientMinistry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affaires (MoLISA)
Origin of fundingKfW Development Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
Duration04/2017 - 12/2017

The "Vocational Training Programme 2008" (VTP 2008) is part of the German Financial Cooperation with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The German Federal Government through KfW Development Bank provided a Loan of 8.6 million EUR. The activities to be financed from the Loan include

  • procurement, delivery and installation of equipment and teaching materials as well as equipment-related training by suppliers for the programme partner schools, and
  • consulting services for planning and implementation of the Financial Cooperation (FC) component.

The procurement focuses on vocational training equipment for the following trades:

  • Electric - Electronic
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronic

The following Colleges are participating in VTP 2008:

  1. An Giang Vocational College
  2. Bac Ninh College of Industry (formerly the 'Bac Ninh Vocational Economic & Technical College')
  3. Long An Vocational College
  4. Ninh Thuan Vocational College

The consultancy package for the finalisation of the VTP 2008 was awarded on 19 April 2017 by the ODA-funded Vocational Training Projects Management Unit (PMU), GDVT under MOLISA to a Consortium of PEM CONSULT, Germany and HungViet Consultant JSC, Vietnam (referred to as the "Consultant").

Main task of the Consultant is assist the PMU and the Programme Colleges in the management of supply contract management, supervision of delivery, installation and commissioning of equipment and quality control.

Services provided are:

Overall services of the consultant are to support the GDVT and the four Colleges through experienced international and local experts.

Major tasks are:

  • Assist PMU in general implementation management. Monitoring and updating time schedules, costs and disbursements. Reporting and coordination with stakeholders.
  • Assist, PMU and the schools/colleges in installation, contract management and management of initial user training.
  • Coordination with the necessary counterpart measures.
  • Developing a quality management plan for Programme implementation, specifically for securing equipment quality and for supervision of installation, testing and commissioning.
  • Supervising the suppliers' training of school/college staff for the sustainable operation and maintenance of equipment.
  • Technical and financial contracts management; management of variation orders, provisional and final acceptance, claims settlement.
  • Coordination and supervision of the start-up training measures to be provided by the suppliers of the equipment.