The further training course on Greening TVET for 15 teaching staff from Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI), LILAMA2 International College of Technology (LILAMA2) and Ho Chi Minh City Vocational College of Technology (HVCT) at the Training Center Götz (ZfG) of the Potsdam Chamber of Crafts (Germany) has been completed successfully .
Within the two-week training course (from 28 October to 13 November 2017), the participants, through diversified learning activities of workshops, practical training sessions, field trips and company visits, have learnt how cross-occupational aspects of environmental protection, energy and resource efficiency are integrated into vocational training in Germany. The participants received a thorough insight into the essential aspects (roles, tasks and collaboration between the main actors of the state and the business sector) of the dual vocational training system in Germany. In order to transform the colleges into Centres of Excellence, elements of a green campus were presented and their relevance to the context of the three colleges was discussed. The participants also received inputs from technology advisors and trainers from the Potsdam Chamber of Crafts, to draw up proposals, recommendations and examples of future implementation in Vietnam.
Speaking at the evaluation session of the training course, Mr. Dương Cảnh Toàn-Dean of the Faculty of Electric-Electronic Engineering (VCMI) said “The training has been very practical, relevant and action-oriented. We now have much clearer ideas of the specific green aspects to be included in our training and how we are going to transfer our college into a greener TVET institute.”
The Vietnamese Government has been supported by the German Development Cooperation with the “Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam”. The overall goal of the Vietnamese-German Development Cooperation in TVET is to improve the supply of demand-oriented qualified workers for a sustainable and green economy in Viet Nam. Vietnam and Germany agreed on supporting the Vocational College for Mechanics and Irrigation (VCMI) to become a (regional) Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Green TVET. Under the framework of this agreement, among other activities, the Programme Reform of TVET provides 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.