03/10/2019 16:36 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Australian specialist helps with logistics training in Vietnam

Lou De Castro Myles, an international education and training consultant from Australia’s Queensland University of Technology, has made major contributions to helping with vocational education in logistics in Vietnam under Aus4kills, a Vietnam-Australia human resource development partnership.
We attended a session by Ms. Myles at a short-term course on competency-based training and assessment model in logistics in Ben Tre province. The training was held under the Vietnam-Australia human resource development partnership.

“Attending Ms. Myles’s class, I was given the knowledge and skills for effectively engaging students, designing training programs based on occupational standards and the needs of logistics enterprises, and using effective methods for assessing students’ performance,” said Le Thi Hanh Xuan, a lecturer at Thu Duc Technology College in Ho Chi Minh City.

During her sessions, Ms. Myles often plays the role of a facilitator who raises issues for her students to discuss and solve. She supports them in finding the best solutions relevant to the current workforce situation of the logistics industry in Vietnam.



Lou De Castro Myles, an international education and training consultant from the Queensland University of Technology.


Lou De Castro Myles with students at a training course on competency-based training
and assessment model in logistics in Ben Tre province.



The training in Ben Tre is held under the Vietnam-Australia human resource development partnership.


Lou De Castro Myles introduces tools at her training course to be applied in practical situations.


Ready to support her trainees.


 Answering all of her students’ questions.


Conferring training certificates to students at the training course in Ben Tre.


Posing with the trainees in Ben Tre.
 
Since the training course in Ben Tre was exclusively held for trainers and teachers from vocational education and training (VET) colleges and logistics enterprises, Ms. Myles introduced practical tools for the participants to apply to real situations. She also talked about the importance of active listening, which is a key communication skill in almost all occupations.

“In conducting the sessions, I always make sure that theory is provided with practical examples, especially in the logistics industry. Practical approaches help the participants effectively apply their new knowledge at their respective colleges and training centers after they complete the course” she said.

At the end of a training course, Ms. Myles guides the participants to develop a plan of action on how to apply what they have learned when they return to their organizations. She also spends at least one hour a day to provide specific advice to the participating teachers and trainers as requested.

Ms. Myles has been designing the learning framework and the training programs under the Vietnam-Australia human resource development partnership. She has also been leading the delivery of programs for participants who are mostly middle to senior managers of Vietnam logistics organizations and educational leaders coming to Australia to study models of logistics businesses and the delivery of education and training. These programs have helped create links between educational institutions and enterprises, developed better opportunities for collaboration, and assisted in the development of quality education and training for students in Vietnam.
Story: Ngan Ha - Photos: Thanh Giang