“Should I pursue university career path or choose technical vocational education and training instead?” “What occupation and school should I choose to match my interest, ability, and to ensure job opportunities after graduation?” These were some of the common questions raised by participating high school students and their parents during the discussions on the Open Day which took place on April 22, 2018, at the LILAMA 2 International Technology College (LILAMA 2) in Long Thanh, Dong Nai province. The Open Day attracted more than 1,200 participants including students, their parents and the management boards from high schools in Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Lam Dong provinces, LILAMA 2 alumni and current trainees as well as human resource managers from enterprises.
In Vietnam, environmental awareness is quite low and the green economy sector is relatively small. At the moment, green jobs and respective green skills requirements are not available. However, this situation will change due to new policies of the Vietnamese government which aim at a more sustainable socio-economic development of the country.
With the development of the Green Growth Strategy, the Vietnamese government has acknowledged the need to address the environmental and socio-economic challenges by giving a key role to sustainable economic development. TVET is included as an important cross-cutting issue to develop competent workforce capable to meet the requirements of a greening economy in Viet Nam. TVET’s contribution to achieve the goals of the Green Growth Strategy is developing training competencies needed in order to apply resource and energy efficient, environmental friendly production processes and technologies. Involvement of TVET is not only relevant for a single group of activities but for implementing all strategic tasks of the Green Growth Strategy, as they have at least an implicit skills development component.
Activities on "Greening TVET" in the frame of the Vietnamese-German Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam: