BMZ-Federal State Programme “Green TVET Initiative” Study Tour (26/11-3/12/2016) successfully completed

Wiesbaden, 4 December 2016.

The Vietnamese delegation headed by Dr Truong Anh Dung- Deputy General Director of General Directorate of Vocational Training (GDVT) successfully completed the Green TVET Study Tour to Germany on 4 December 2016.  The 7-day study tour jointly sponsored by BMZ and the Federal State of Hessen aimed to:

  • familiarize and raise the awareness of the participants on green TVET with focus on the strategic development of the Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI) as the future Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Green TVET
  • provide opportunities for exchanges and discussion on how to best support green TVET at both policy and implementation level.

The participants of the study tour include Mr. Vo Tan Thanh – Vice President of VCCI/General Director of VCCI Ho Chi Minh City, Mr. Huynh Van Tinh – Director of Dong Nai DoLISA, Dr Vu Xuan Hung – Director of the National Institute of Vocational Training (NIVT), Dr. Nguyen Van Chuong – Director of the Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI), Mr. Le Viet Hai – Vice President of the Vietnam Construction Contractors Association, representatives of GDVT technical departments, Hoa Binh Construction Corporation and the Programme Reform of TVET in Vietnam – GIZ.

The delegation had working sessions with the Hessian Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development, the Ministry of Education, the German Federal Institute of Vocational and Training (BiBB), the Rhein Main Chamber of Crafts and the Rhein Main Chamber of Commerce and Industry. They also visited the Hessian Institute of Advanced Training in Technology (HLFT), the Siemens Professional Training Center in Frankfurt, the Vocational Training Center of the Rhein Main Chamber of Crafts and the Provadis Vocational Training Center.

Speaking about the study tour, Dr. Truong Anh Dung said “We have gained great insights into the German dual system of vocational training and the conditions for such system to be implemented successfully. I also appreciate the valuable inputs on how green aspects are integrated into training offers in Germany. This is a good starting point for us to identify ways to integrate green aspects into the existing training programmes in Vietnam”.

Vietnam and Germany agreed on the development of the Vocational College for Mechanics and Irrigation (VCMI) towards a regional CoE for Green TVET. The Green TVET Initiative (financed by BMZ and the Federal State of Hessen) is supporting the Vietnamese-German Development Cooperation in TVET by providing further training for VCMI teaching staff and managers in areas and occupations to be conducted by the college to fulfill its mission as the CoE for Green TVET.


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