Vocational Education and Training

Despite Corona: Practical training continues digitally

The vocational training partnership between the Kreishandwerkerschaft Steinfurt-Warendorf in Germany and the uMfolozi TVET College in Richards Bay, South Africa will continue despite the corona-related restrictions. The practical trainings are realised digitally - with small restrictions, but with a clear added value for the local project partner.

The Corona pandemic has led to considerable restrictions in almost all vocational training projects. The vocational training partnership between Kreishandwerkerschaft Steinfurt-Warendorf and uMfolozi TVET College has defied the Corona situation and made a virtue out of necessity. For the first time, a purely technical training course was conducted completely virtually. In the first step, a German bricklayer trainer created an instructional video for training participants in Richards Bay. Subsequently, a training session was held for the local trainers of the uMfolozi College via video conference. The training included the construction of a masonry arch, which was carried out by the trainers themselves under the instruction of a German master mason. The result: an almost perfect masonry arch and satisfied training participants. This shows that virtual training can also be successfully implemented in practical craft areas.



 Rainer Klüsener
Rainer Klüsener

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