Vocational Training

The foundation has a close cooperation with the Lao-German Technical College (LGTC) in the capital Vientiane since 2015. The LGTC is a Lao governmental vocational school and offers various training courses in electrical engineering, metalworking, automotive repair, agricultural machinery, heavy machinery and welding and plumbing. Since the vocational school was founded in the 1960s as a joint development project between Germany and Laos, there has been a close connection with Germany.

The Lao-German Technical School (since 2015 College) in 1972, barely ten years after its foundation by the then Royal Lao Government and the Federal Republic of Germany.

In 2015, BHS Corrugated became the first German company to enter into a long-term cooperation with the LGTC. In the Recruitment and Training Programme (RTP), BHS Corrugated and the LGTC jointly train electricians (electric technician) and mechanics (general mechanic) in three-year courses. Basic knowledge in theory and practice is imparted to the trainees at the LGTC in Vientiane. The trainees foster their practical skills in regular internship phases in local Laotian companies and, if possible, also in neighboring countries – internships were possible for some even in Thailand and China. Since 2016, the Überbetriebliche Bildungszentrum in Ostbayern gGmbH has been a partner in the project and supports the promotion of dual training structures. The foundation Angels for Children promotes the transition from school to vocational training in the project.

Regular information sessions on the RTP at the lower secondary school Ban Phang Heng

At the lower secondary school Ban Phang Heng, several information events are held for the graduating classes during the course of the year in order to make students interested in vocational training at the RTP. The trainees of the current years are also regularly involved to give first-hand accounts of the training.

Organisation of visits at the Lao-German Technical College

Visits to the Lao-German Technical College are organised for those interested, during which they can experience everyday life at the vocational school and the activities in the training in one day.

Support in the design of training

Due to the long work of the Angels for Children Foundation, there are also many contacts to different stakeholders, such as companies. For example, a specialized training branch for companies in the textile industry has been established. The trainees are trained on sewing machines at the vocational school.

Support in the acquisition of internship companies and job applications at the end of training

Several times during the three-year training, the trainees are in partner companies for the practical training. The foundation supports the acquisition of partner companies and helps the trainees with the application phase after the end of the training.

Testimonials of trainees from the program

Name: Anna Seehalad

Education: Ban Sikeud primary school, Ban Phang Heng lower secondary school, Naxaythong high school.

Vocational training: General mechanic from 2018-2021

My dream for the future: I would like to continue my education and work abroad.

This is what the foundation Angels for Children means to me: I am happy to be able to do an education in the RTP because my family is very poor and I still have the chance to further my education.

Name: Sony Lor

Education: Ban Sikeud primary school, Ban Phang Heng lower secondary school, Nongdouang High School.

Vocational training: General mechanic from 2019-2022

My dream for the future: I would like to continue learning and working in Germany.

This is what the foundation Angels for Children means to me: I am very grateful for the support because now I can get an education and gain new experiences.

Name: Manoxa Sengmany

Education: Ban Vongsili Primary School, Ban Phang Heng lower secondary school

Vocational training: Electric technician 2020-2023

My dream for the future: I would like to continue learning and working in Germany.

This is what the foundation Angels for Children means to me: I am happy about the opportunities to further my education.

Name: Bounpheng Laovang

Education: Primary school Ban Laolew, Ban Phang Heng lower secondary school

Vocational training: Electric technician 2020-2023

My dream for the future: To learn, work and live in Germany.

This is what the foundation Angels for Children means to me: I am very happy to be able to do an apprenticeship at the RTP. Here I get a small training salary, learn many new things and I can work towards my dream job.

Name: Phoukham Thammavong

Education: Ban Sikeud primary school, Ban Phang Heng lower secondary school

Vocational training: General mechanic 2020-2023

My dream for the future: I would like to continue learning and working in Germany.

This is what the foundation Angels for Children means to me: I am grateful for the good education I have received since my primary school days thanks to the Foundation. I come from a poor family but have been given many opportunities through the foundation. Thank you very much for that!

Name: Somphet Luangaphai

Education: Ban Sikeud primary school, Ban Phang Heng lower secondary school

Vocational training: Electric technician 2020-2023

My dream for the future: I want to live and work in Singapore.

This is what the foundation Angels for Children means to me: I am proud of the foundation and my family is proud of me for being able to get an education. I want to work hard later and earn money for my family and myself.

Name: Soukphavong Xaititded

Education: Ban Sikeud primary school, Ban Phang Heng lower secondary school, High school Naxaythong

Vocational training: Electric technician 2020-2023

My dream for the future: I would like to successfully complete my education and work.

This is what the foundation Angels for Children means to me: I am happy and proud to be able to do an apprenticeship at the RTP. Many thanks to the foundation for this!