The INSEE Golden Trowel Contest is the first contest specifically designed for construction contractors. The 2018 contest, the third such event, attracted 764 registrations from 12 provinces of Mekong River Delta.

The competition helps contractors to improve their skills, build better houses and enhances their pride about their work. Contractors are educated on the benefits and use of different cement types for various stages through the competition.


Image: The participants must undergo theoretical and practical examinations in the respective province. A total of eight provincial winning teams were selected to enter the grand finale.

All members of final-round teams received vocational-training certificates issued by the Ministry of Education, effective in all ASEAN countries. This is a result of a strategic partnership between INSEE Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City College of Construction No.2 (HCC)


The certificate is especially valuable for contractors who, due to their circumstances, would not otherwise have the opportunity to obtain the certificate.