French experts desire to make global Vietnamese technicians

Jean Jacques Diverchy instructs his students at the Dung Quat College of Technology in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Ngai. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Two French experts have dedicated their time in Vietnam to training students at a college in the central province of Quang Ngai.

Jean Jacques Diverchy and François Sanchez have been teaching vocational lessons at the Dung Quat College of Technology with their special methods that focus on practical knowledge rather than just theory.

They arrived in Quang Ngai all the way from France in the hope of turning local students into global technicians, who will be the future human resources for international corporations operating in Vietnam.

Diverchy and Sanchez assessed that Vietnam has a big labor force but its quality is still limited.

From 2016 to 2019, the two French experts are set to help the Vietnamese labor force to develop to their full potential with high-quality training programs.

According to Dr. Nguyen Hong Tay, president of the Dung Quat College of Technology, the teaching method provides the students with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with their future career, allowing them to land a good job right after graduation.

The learners get to sharpen their skills in the classroom, one of the French teachers said, adding their partner companies have been very impressed by their techniques.

All 60 students under the instruction of Diverchy and Sanchez are anticipated to be recruited after finishing their education.

The learners belong to two high-quality classes of industrial electricity and auto technology.

Nguyen Thanh Tan, a student of these special classes, said he had studied at another university before enrolling in the Dung Quat College of Technology.

Tan dropped out of his previous school after one year to pursue the path of a skillful worker as the career is more suited to his characteristics.

“Many of my seniors had picked the wrong profession and ended up being unemployed or doing a low-paid job. That is why I decided to study something I’m good at,” the student elaborated.

Thanks to the training of his two foreign instructors, Tan is expected to become a professional automobile mechanic in the coming years.

He has been chosen by Truong Hai Auto Corporation (THACO), one of the country’s leading car manufacturers, to become its employee upon his graduation.

Nguyen Van Thuyen, a member of the industrial electricity class, said his lessons with the two teachers are very comfortable but highly demanding.

“We get to acquire knowledge as well as learn from the years-long experience of our instructors,” Thuyen continued.

They also have the chance to improve soft skills such as communication, team management, and problem-solving, which will help them adapt to the working environment.

These Vietnamese students will develop their skills far more, Sanchez remarked, adding that with a sufficient foreign language command, they could work in other countries.