GIZ, KOICA introduce module on environmental protection, energy and resource efficiency

To inaugurate the agreement of cooperation signed in June 2019 whereby the German Organisation of International Cooperation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) pledged joint support for the Vietnamese technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system, the two organizations introduced the basic module on “Environmental protection, energy and resource efficiency” to 10 TVET colleges from North to Central Viet Nam in a training workshop in July.
August 05, 2019 | 17:27

GIZ, KOICA introduce module on environmental protection, energy and resource efficiency

At the workshop. Photo: GIZ in Vietnam

The basic module is a 36-hour training programme developed by teachers from the Vocational College of Machinery and Irrigation (VCMI), with technical support from the German-Vietnamese Programme “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam”.

Aimed at equipping TVET students with cross-occupational green skills that they can use and further develop as responsible workers and citizens, the module was approved by the Directorate for Vocational Education and Training (DVET) for pilot implementation within the TVET system nationwide.

After decades of intensive growth, Vietnam’s aspirations for a greener economy and more sustainable paths for socio-economic development are now palpable. The country’s Green Growth Strategy issued by the Prime Minister in 2012 is being translated into Action plans for Green growth at the national, ministerial and provincial government levels. The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) – the state management agency for TVET – has recently issued its Action Plan for green growth with vision to 2030, of which Greening TVET is a key component. Against such a backdrop, the basic green module is seen as a useful tool for TVET managers and teachers to respond to emerging demands for the development of green skills for the labor workforce, and to align TVET offers with the country’s transitioning to a greener economy.

Participants – representing an equal mix of GIZ-supported and KOICA-supported TVET institutes – provided important feedback to finetune the module, as well as useful suggestions on how to best integrate it in current VET training programmes.

Building on the feedback, GIZ and KOICA will continue to further support TVET institutes in the piloting of the module, and in the implementation of other TVET greening activities./.

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