“The training programme for this basic module on environment protection, energy and resource efficiency is of great importance to enterprises”

From 16 to 19 July 2018, the Training Workshop on Development of the Training Programme for the Basic Module on “Environment Protection, Energy and Resource Efficiency” was jointly organised by the Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI), the future Centre of Excellence for Green TVET, and the Programme “Reform of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Vietnam”-GIZ.a cross-occupational basic module “Environmental protection, energy and resource efficiency” according to the needs of industry. The basic module and its three topics, namely energy efficiency, waste management and handling of hazardous substances will be integrated into existing training programmes at TVET institutes nationwide and offered as a further training course for TVET teachers and workers of enterprises.

In the workshop, with the support of the international expert, Dr Klaus Dieter Mertineit, the participants defined the objectives (learning outcomes), content and methods of the basic module. They also assessed the collected materials according to the identified content and methods and selected relevant materials to be used for each topic. The focus of the training programme for the basic module was on hands-on skills with practical visits to companies. Theory was only provided as far as necessary for understanding and consequences of behaviour are made visible. “What particularly pleases me is the commitment of VCMI and the willingness of industry to support us”, Dr Mertineit summarised.

28 teaching and management staff from VCMI, LILAMA 2 International Technology College, Ho Chi Minh City Vocational College of Technology and Dong Nai College of Technology, 5 technical and production managers from Global Powersports Manufacturing Inc. (GMPI), Hoa Binh Corporation, Coteccons and Khai Minh Company participated in the workshop. The representatives of the enterprises provided valuable inputs regarding their current practices and the industry’s needs for cross-occupational awareness, skills and behavior for environment protection, energy and resource efficiency in their companies. Speaking at the workshop, Mr. Nguyen Vuong Long, Vice General Director of GPMI stated, “The training programme for this basic module is of great importance to enterprises as we have strong demand for skilled workers who are well-trained and can exercise environment protection, energy and resource efficiency regulations and practices.”

This activity is held within the component “Support for Centres of Excellence for TVET” as part of the Vietnamese-German “Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam”. The programme is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) together with the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).


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