In a three-year course, students are trained to be professional people. The practical skills they learn at work in the teaching and the practical courses offered by the school PTC (practical training courses).As the name suggests, the dual vocational education is a two-tiered training program. CVT Myanmar offers an adapted version of the Swiss model, which has been guaranteeing a high employability and a high quality of skills in Switzerland for over 100 years.
One part takes place in a vocational school, and the other part is an apprenticeship at a company. One day a week the apprentices spend at the CVT school, where they learn about the theoretical knowledge for their specific jobs as well as about general education subjects. Everything they learn corresponds to the National Skills Standards.
They do not acquire only knowledge and practical skills, but also learn “soft skills” like business etiquette, traits such as precision and accuracy, adherence to deadlines and reliability as well as familiarity with the customary forms of communication used in business. These soft skills are nowadays of outmost importance for a future on the labor market and it strengthens their self-confidence.
What they learn at school, they can directly put into practice at the company. The great thing is, that during these three years of apprenticeship, you get certified and nationally recognized training, and at the same time you are already earning money: “Earn while you learn”.
Ideally, the training companies have CVT-certified instructor or In-Company Trainer who know exactly, what the students´ curriculum is. This way, the practical learning process goes along with the theory at school.
In dual vocational education, it is particularly important, that the young people, besides academic knowledge, also gain other, practical and personal skills at the company. Because, as a full-fledged employee, they will later have to manage their own projects within the company, or maybe even in their own company one day.
The curriculum includes both general education as well as job-related subjects. Upon successful completion of the course the learners will receive the in Myanmar already well-known and recognized “Certificate of Professional Capacity” from the state.