The 9th skills competition 2020 of Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development: gathering of talents

The 9th skills competition 2020 of Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development: gathering of talents

On March 3rd, a working delegation Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development led by Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh is on a visit to the College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI), Dong Nai, host of the 9th ministry-level skills competition 2020 to direct the organization of the Contest.

The working delegation from MARD led by Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh on the visit to VCMI to direct the competition. Photo: Minh Sáng

Mr. Nguyen Van Chuong – Rector of the College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI) cum Deputy head of the Steering Committee of the Competition, on behalf of the College, reported the preparation of the Contest to the Deputy Minister. “This is the first time VCMI’s assigned by MARD to host a ministry-level skills Competition. As the Contest is held during the time of prevention and control of coronavirus outbreak, known as Covid-19, the focus is on the content only” said the Rector.

Mr. Chuong also shared that, all preparation mission for the contest has been done strictly; scenarios and solutions against all unexpected events during the competition has been planned and prepared. Face mask, sanitizer, and other necessary hygiene conditions also been prepared for all attendees, members of the Competition Steering Committee and Exam Council; Before the opening day, the area where the contest is held is continuously sprayed with disinfectant; VCMI also prepared sufficient thermometer device to ensure absolute safety for all attendees and members of the Steering Committee and Exam Council.

MARD Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh inspecting examination room conditions.

 Photo: Minh Sáng

Mr. Ngo Hong Giang, Head of the Competition Steering Committee said: “The 9th Ministry-Level Skills Contest of MARD is by far the largest, with 246 candidates from 26 colleges across the country under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The candidates will take part in 19 skills sectors in total, which will select the team to participate in the 11th national skills contests 2020, WorldSkills ASEAN Singapore 2020 and international skills competitions “.

Dr. Juergen Hartwig, Director of programme of TVET in Vietnam speaking with MARD Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh about vocational training in Vietnam. Photo: Minh Sáng

Attending the event, Dr. Juergen Hartwig, Director of programme of TVET in Vietnam – German development cooperation organization (GIZ) said: “This is a competition that fully meets international standards, hoping to find out many male and female candidates with the best results to participate in international skill contests. “.

Also said Dr. Juergen Hartwig, the Programme will strengthen cooperation with Vietnamese vocational training institutions, support training, and improvement of instructors’ training quality. At the same time, cooperating with VCMI in new occupations as well as supporting materials during training process.

Candidate focusing on examination. Photo: Minh Sáng

Speaking at the event, MARD Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh highly appreciated the preparation in terms of form and contents of the contest, the rich variety of exam questions updating technology and knowledge as well as the seriousness and focusing of contestants on the contest. Although the event is held during the time of coronavirus outbreak, the Steering Committee has adapted the event accordingly successfully and kept the air during the contest to be exciting and positive.

Inspection of exam contents by the examination council. Photo: Minh Sáng

The MARD Deputy Minister also praised the Steering Committee, the Examination Council, the superintendent and especially the two Colleges assigned to host the contest by MARD for their well-done jobs and high sense of responsibility. He also suggested that the Steering Committee need to find an optimal solution appropriate to the current coronavirus outbreak situation to promptly reward and encourage the units and attendees with high results and achievements.

Equipment supported by the German Development Cooperation Organization (GIZ). Photo: Minh Sáng

“The Contest held at the College of machinery and Irrigation that is one of the few good colleges in the country that in good shape of clean, “Green” environment … This is also an opportunity for other schools participating in the competition to learn from this model. In further, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will also evaluate and support the well-develop training institutions, improve the form and content of training for higher training quality”, express the MARD Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh.

Source: Minh Sáng – Vietnam Agricultural Newspaper.

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