Skills International is excited to be working with two of Viet Nam’s top vocational colleges on a unique pilot programme.
We’ll be helping Hanoi Vocational College of High Technology (HHT) and Vinh Long University of Technology Education (VLUTE), give their electrical graduates a pathway to complete their training in New Zealand, as well as gain a New Zealand recognised qualification.
This will not only provide students with more international job prospects, but it will also help boost the Vietnamese economy due to graduates new and improved earning potential.
Skills International has worked with each college to map their qualification to the New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) (Level 4). HHT and VLUTE are now tweaking their training programmes to ensure that all the necessary knowledge and theory components required by the New Zealand qualification, are taught to their Vietnamese students.
Students graduating with the Vietnamese qualification will then be able to have this training count towards their New Zealand qualification when they get to New Zealand. Better still, the students can earn an income while they complete their New Zealand qualification through a paid apprenticeship.
Skills International will introduce students to potential employers by enlisting them in the Skills Job Match programme. Through this programme we’ll be setting students up on job interviews with local Kiwi employers. Once a student has a job offer, they’ll be able to apply for a visa to come to New Zealand. And once in New Zealand, they’ll spend between 12 and 18 months completing the New Zealand qualification and sitting their exams, providing the opportunity to become registered New Zealand electricians.
Although the details are still being finalised, Skills International, HHT and VLUTE hope to have the programme up and running with the first students arriving into New Zealand later this year.
To find out more about this pilot programme and the other vocational education solutions available contact Skills International via SIL@skillsinternational.co.nz.