Training of Trainers on Occupational Safety and Health mainstreamed into vocational training programmes

The Trainings of trainers (TOT) aims to provide vocational teachers and trainers with knowledge and understanding of OSH hazards and risks as well as preventive measures to protect safety and health of workers, especially young workers at the workplaces, using the newly developed OSH training materials mainstreamed into vocational programmes.

The Trainings are organized by the SafeYouth@Work project in close collaboration with the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) of Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA). It is expected to train 20 vocational teachers and trainers per training who are from various vocational training schools and centres from the four target provinces, including Binh Thuan, Danang, Phu Tho and Hung Yen.

Training contents are based on the OSH training materials mainstreamed into vocational programmes that have been developed by the SafeYouth@Work Project in collaboration with the DVET. The highlight of the courses is about OSH hazards and risks in the vocational programmes, including industrial sewing; and maintenance and repair of air-conditioners and refrigerators as well as proposed preventive measures to control these hazards and risks. In addition, basic knowledge of rights and duties of workers under the OSH Law is also provided to the participants. It is expected that the trained trainers can deliver sub-sequent trainings on OSH to vocational students who need to be prepared to safely enter the labour market.

The trainings use interactive and participatory learning approach to attract participants’ attention and focus. Presentations, group work, a visit to the practice workshop are used in combination with case studies and real experiences sharing from enterprises in order to help the participants better understand the breadth of topics.

Funding is provided by the United States Department of Labor under cooperative agreement number IL-26690-14-75-K-11. 100 percentage of the total costs of the project or program is financed with federal funds, for a total of 11,443,156 dollars. This material does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the United States Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the United States Government.