Last week the Ho Chi Minh City Vocational College of Technology II (HVCT) gave a cheerful send-off ceremony for Nguyen Thai Phuong, Wastewater Engineering Technician, and his trainer, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Thanh Nam as they leave for Kazan (Russia) to participate in the 45th WorldSkills Competition. Organised every two years, WorldSkills Competitions set the standards of skills excellence for young people pursuing vocational education and training worldwide ...
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: