DACUM seminar for the undergraduate program in Food Technology

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TVU – Recently, the School of Agriculture and Aquaculture, Trà Vinh University organized The Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) seminar for the undergraduate program in Food Technology with the participation and contribution of enterprises, employers, experts, skilled people, alumni in the field of food technology inside and outside the province.

Attending the seminar, the delegates have Assoc.Prof.Dr. Lê Quang Minh, Former Chairman of the Quality Assurance Council – Vietnam National University, Hồ Chí Minh City, Former Member of the AUN – QA Council together with representatives of enterprise leaders, employers, experts, skilled people, and alumni in the field of food technology inside and outside the province.

Dr. Lê Trúc Linh, Dean of the School of Agriculture and Aquaculture; Dr. Huỳnh Kim Hường, Vice Dean of the School of Agriculture and Aquaculture; Mr. Phạm Trung Yên, Head of Training Department and lecturers of the School of Agriculture and Aquaculture also attend.

According to Dr. Lê Trúc Linh, Dean of the School of Agriculture and Aquaculture, the seminar aims to review, edit and supplement the training program for learners after graduation to meet the needs of employers on enterprises in the province and region. At the same time, the improvement of the training program contributes to international accreditation according to ASEAN University Network – Quality Assurance (AUN – QA) standards in food technology, which will be registered by the university in the future.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Lê Quang Minh, Former Chairman of the Quality Assurance Council, Vietnam National University, Hồ Chí Minh City According to a former member of the AUN-QA Council said that the DACUM method is the first step toward improving the training program by analyzing, identifying, and comprehending the requirements and current labor market trends for student competencies after graduation. Besides that, as a basis for building output standards according to achieve the ability in international standards to develop and meet the AUN-QA standards.

At the seminar, the delegates continue to discuss and offer suggestions for knowledge and the fundamental skills that the food technology students should possess production management; management of raw materials and finished products; food quality testing; food quality management; product research and development.

Food Technology at TVU trains under a co-op model with close cooperation between Students – Schools – Enterprises. It creates opportunities for students to practice professional skills in parallel with the accumulation of professional knowledge to meet the ability to work immediately after graduation.

By Hanh Nguyen