Over 55 years (June 8, 1965 - June 8, 2020) with the efforts in vocational education of teachers and students, the Central Vocational College of Transport No. 2 has actively contributed to the provision of quality human resources for Hai Phong city in particular and the transport sector and the country in general.
Mr. Dang Van Phi, Vice Rector of the school, said: The Central Vocational College of Transport No. 2 was established on June 8, 1965, formerly known as the Shipbuilding Mechanical Engineering School. In the development process, the school was renamed Ship Building Mechanical Engineering Worker School No. 1 (1985), Technical Professional College of Transport No. 2 (1992), Central Transport College No.2 (2004), Central Vocational College of Transport No. 2 (2007).
Over the course of 55 years of development, the school has trained human resources with good political qualities, good morals, a professional conscience, a sense of discipline, industrial manner and knowledge and capacity to practice the profession commensurate with the training qualifications. The school provides the workforce for enterprises, industrial zones and export processing zones in the shipbuilding industry and a number of occupations serving the transport industry.
In recent years, in harmony with the development and integration of the country, as a prestigious training unit of the transport industry and Hai Phong city, the college has promoted cooperation with other domestic training and production units such as Cam River Shipbuilding Joint Stock Company, 189 Shipbuilding Company, Northeast Shipbuilding Industry Joint Stock Company, Pha Rung Shipbuilding Company Limited, LG Display Vietnam Co., Ltd., Van Der Leun Vietnam, FPT Telecom Joint Stock Company, and a number of companies from Japan, Germany, the Netherlands, and Korea to create conditions for students to have opportunities to practice and work abroad to improve skills.
Up to now, the school has a system of lecture halls, laboratories, workshops, spacious working areas, libraries, specialized classrooms and equipment to fully meet the needs of learning and teaching. The school currently has 268 staff members, including 58 postgraduates, 109 engineers/bachelors, 6 people with college degrees and 83 car driving instructors.
Accordingly, the school is training more than 1,200 college and intermediate students and over 3,000 students in other systems with 13 college majors, 14 intermediate majors and 21 elementary careers. More than 70% of students, after graduating from college have stable jobs in their chosen profession, the rest are in the military service under the State's regulations and participate in other fields.
Milestones of success
Mr. Dang Van Phi, Vice Rector of the school, emphasized: Currently the school is being selected to invest in a high-quality school according to Decision 761/QD-TTg dated May 23, 2014 of the Prime Minister with five international key occupations (Ship shell manufacturing technology, Automotive technology, Welding, Metal cutting, Industrial electricity), one ASEAN key profession (Shipping electricity). Accordingly, the school has received and used effectively the State's investment in training equipment with the value of over VND45 billion for metal cutting (over VND20 billion), Automotive Technology (over VND10 billion), Shipbuilding technology (VND6 billion), and Shipping Electricity (about VND9 billion).
The school is currently organizing a training course for a Shipping Electricity and continuing to enroll free training of one vocational class for Shipbuilding Technology at college level under the transfer program of the Federal Republic of Germany with high-income job opportunities.
Training of high-quality human resources
At the same time, to spread the "new wind" under Directive 10/CT-TTg and Directive 24/CT-TTg of the Prime Minister to support and promote the training of high-quality human resources into reality, with the support of 100% of vocational training fees for 9+ grade students from the State, the school on the one hand has actively coordinated with the Center for Vocational Education of Kien An District and An Duong District to attract 9+ grade students. On the other hand, the school has cooperated closely with businesses in before-training, in-training and after-training phases. Before training, it is involved in building curriculum, economic and technical norms, building a question bank. In training, it is to receive students to practice vocational skills in the business. After training, it is to take part in assessing and receiving students after graduation. Trinh Van Hieu, a student of Industrial Electricity course, has just joined an internship at UMC Electronics Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Hai Duong), said: “The school's training environment is very good, satisfying the actual needs of working in the business. The training program has a practice rate of 70%, the theory of 30%, which is appropriate, so it is easy to understand and helps us to learn quickly. In addition, we are 100% free of tuition fees, so we also have many advantages in vocational training. Especially when we do internships, we also receive an additional VND5 million /month and free lunch.”
Accordingly, from 2018 up to now, the number of recruits for the school's disciplines has basically been stable. In which, there are a number of disciplines receiving more students, such as: Industrial Electricity, Automotive Technology. However, there are still two fields of study that are still difficult to recruit, namely Shipbuilding Technology and Welding (Because according to Circular 36/2012/TT-BLDTBXH, Shipbuilding Technology and Welding are two jobs are heavy, toxic and dangerous, thus affecting the psychology of students' parents). Facing that situation, in terms of the development advantages of Hai Phong city, the school decided to open more training for a number of professions such as Trucking business, Logistics
Mr. Dang Van Phi, Vice Rector of the College, shared that by 2025, in order to join the top 70 schools to meet the criteria of high quality schools according to Decision 1363/QD-TTg of the Prime Minister, the school has prepared in terms of training programs, facilities and teachers. In which, the most important stage is still the teaching staff. Therefore, the school has been working on a roadmap to strengthen and foster teachers who meet the prescribed standards.
With the efforts and achievements in the teaching and learning process, the Central Vocational College of Transport No. 2 was awarded many noble titles by the Party and the State, such as Third-class Labor Medal in 1985, 1990; Shootout Flag of the Council of Ministers in 1986; Second-class Labor Medal in 1995; First-class Labor Medal in 2000; Third-class Independence Medal in 2005, Second-class Independence Medal in 2010 and various certificates of merit awarded by all levels, branches of the Central agencies and Hai Phong city.
By Le Nam, Vietnam Business Forum