On May 26, 2020, the Delegates from German Embassy in Vietnam – Dr Sebastian Paust, First Counsellor, Head of Development Cooperation, German Embassy in Hanoi, Ms Helene Paust, First Secretary, Deputy Head of Development Cooperation, German Embassy in Hanoi), together with Dr Juergen Hartwig, Director of the Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam" visited the College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI) to get an overview of the activities within the frame of the College's technical and financial cooperation programme. Besides the first time in September 2018, this is the second time the German Embassy delegation has visited the College.
Vietnamese - German Development Cooperation in Technical and Vocational Education and Training
"Trained in Viet Nam" is synonymous with high-standard, demand-oriented vocational training in Viet Nam. The goal of the bilateral development cooperation between Germany and Viet Nam is to improve technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the country.
In order to realise this goal, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) supports the reform efforts of the Vietnamese Government at different levels. The Vietnamese-German "Programme Reform of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Viet Nam" provides policy and system advisory services and supports selected TVET institutes in improving the quality of the initial and further training they offer.
Vietnamese and German experts are working closely together on reforming the TVET system. With the involvement of the business community, they jointly develop and implement strategies for the design and delivery of a cooperative approach for vocational training, placing major emphasis on practical training. The strategic roadmap includes the involvement of the business sector in the development of occupational standards, in the delivery of training and in improvement of the examination system.
The support of the interlinked technical and financial cooperation for the TVET institutes is focused on occupations in dynamic sectors of the economy. The programme creates an environment for lifelong learning where teachers and in-company trainers obtain the practical and didactical skills they need. It also provides management consultancy to TVET institutes and modernisation of training equipment, creating the basis for demand-oriented initial and further vocational training in close collaboration with the business sector.