That was the statement of Dr. Nguyen Van Chuong, Rector of the Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI) at the opening of four training workshops on Greening TVET institutes and Implementing the Basic Module on “Environmental Protection, Energy and Resource Efficiency” for 105 teachers and staff of VCMI. The training workshops have been organised at VCMI in two phases: 18-19 and 25-26 July 2020. The training workshops aim to support the integration of green aspects into the training offers and the operation of VCMI to meet the requirements of Viet Nam’ green growth and green economy in the future.
Trainers of four training workshops are multipliers of VCMI. These trainers are also those who have participated in the development of the Basic Module and have been trained to provide further training to teachers and managers of other TVET institutes.
The Basic Module on “Environmental Protection, Energy and Resource Efficiency” is the result of one year’s work by a group of 10 teachers from VCMI with close cooperation from the business sector and coaching by GIZ experts. The basic module is a full package with lesson plans, interactive teaching materials, slides, templates and handouts and multiple-choice questions for end-of-lesson assessment. The module covers the basic cross-occupational skills required by the business sector and includes 3 standalone lessons namely Energy and resource efficiency, Waste management, and Proper and eco-friendly dealing with hazardous substances.
Dr. Nguyen Van Chuong, in his opening speech, impressed “The basic green skills covered in this module will support our teachers and staff to change their way of thinking, perceptions of environmental protection, energy and resource efficiency. With such a change of mindset, transferring to students, colleagues, and the community to change attitudes and behaviors will become easier, and that is the key basis for green growth”
This training course was held within the component “Support of 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).