“Greening TVET” Mission in Vietnam from 04 – 12.03.2013

Hanoi, 22.03.2013

During the “Greening TVET” mission within the Vietnamese-German Programme Reform of TVET, German TVET Expert Dr. Klaus-Dieter Mertineit met several stakeholders to discuss approaches of Human Resource Development in the view of the implementation of the Vietnamese “Green Growth Strategy”.

Meeting the objectives of the “Green Growth Strategy” is considered a major priority for the sustainable economic development of Viet Nam towards an industrialized country until 2020. To adapt production processes towards clean production, to apply (new) technologies and develop (new) sectors (e.g. renewable energies) a competent workforce is essential.

The goal of this mission was to identify the key aspects and starting points for „Greening TVET” in Viet Nam and possible intervention fields within the “Programme Reform of TVET in Vietnam”.

On behalf of GIZ, the German Experts for TVET for sustainable development, Dr. Klaus-Dieter Mertineit, Ms. Silvia Boehmsdorff and Ms. Nguyen Thi Le Huong from NIVT (National Institute for Vocational Training), met several Vietnamese stakeholders (NIVT, VCCI, VVTA, VINASME) and donors, visited vocational colleges (Long An and LILAMA2) as well as enterprises (LAMICO, CS Wind).

In open and stimulating conversations the Mission discussed with TVET stakeholders the role of TVET and possible approaches in TVET to develop the needed workforce for greener production and to integrate greening aspects in TVET and work. A further vital topic of discussion was how to raise awareness and responsibility within society for environmental protection. As a result, the mission attained a comprehensive picture of current situation, experiences and challenges along with exciting new ideas and suggestions with respect to “Greening TVET”.

Environmental issues were still new territory for many stakeholders and have not been implemented in training or practice. First steps in “Greening TVET” could be the focus on responsible and efficient handling of materials, energy and further resources – with recycling, energy saving, and careful handling of hazardous materials as some key fields. Based on these aspects, students can practically apply environmental protection already during training. It is important that these skills are trained and “lived” not only in schools, but also applied in the industry and society. If the students learn about and also live in environmental friendly surroundings, “greening” can be permanent and sustainable. Therefore improving the quality of TVET and “Greening TVET” are going hand in hand.

The results of the Mission “Greening TVET” will be presented in a workshop, which will bring together all stakeholders to continue the fruitful discussions and to create networks.

We hereby would like to thank all stakeholder for sharing their views and experiences regarding the key aspects and frame conditions for “Green Jobs”, “Greening” production, “Green skills” and “Greening TVET” in Viet Nam.


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