In the framework of the Vietnamese – Germany Programme “Reform of TVET in Vietnam” (TVET Programme), the International Technology College LILAMA 2 (LILAMA 2) cooperated with partner companies and associations to develop German standard oriented cooperative training programmes for Mechatronics, Industrial Electronics, Metal Cutting and Construction Mechanics occupations. These training programmes have been assessed and recognized as equivalent to German standards by the German Chamber of Crafts HWK Erfurt (Germany) and successfully implemented at LILAMA2 and partner companies, where students have the opportunity to improve practical skills and working style in real job positions.
In Vietnam, environmental awareness is quite low and the green economy sector is relatively small. At the moment, green jobs and respective green skills requirements are not available. However, this situation will change due to new policies of the Vietnamese government which aim at a more sustainable socio-economic development of the country.
With the development of the Green Growth Strategy, the Vietnamese government has acknowledged the need to address the environmental and socio-economic challenges by giving a key role to sustainable economic development. TVET is included as an important cross-cutting issue to develop competent workforce capable to meet the requirements of a greening economy in Viet Nam. TVET’s contribution to achieve the goals of the Green Growth Strategy is developing training competencies needed in order to apply resource and energy efficient, environmental friendly production processes and technologies. Involvement of TVET is not only relevant for a single group of activities but for implementing all strategic tasks of the Green Growth Strategy, as they have at least an implicit skills development component.
Activities on "Greening TVET" in the frame of the Vietnamese-German Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam: