“Green aspects will be integrated in standards for quality assurance of TVET institutes, learning outcomes and accreditation”- said Dr. Truong Anh Dung - Deputy Director of Directorate of Vocational Education and Training.
Vinh Phuc and Dong Nai, 26 Oct. 17
Creating awareness and deriving concrete recommendations for action of state authorities and TVET institutes was the objective of the two workshops on “Greening the TVET System to Meet the Labour Requirements of a Green Economy” held in Vinh Phuc on October 24th and in Dong Nai on October 26th 2017. The two workshops were jointly organized by the Directorate for Vocational Education and Training (DVET) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, in the frame of the Vietnamese-German “Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam”. Under the co-chair of Dr. Trương Anh Dũng- Deputy Director of DVET and Ms. Britta van Erckelens- Deputy Director of Programme Reform of TVET in Vietnam-GIZ, with the participation of leaders and staff of DVET, leader of Dong Nai People’s Committee and Departments of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the two workshops were attended by leaders over 70 colleges across Vietnam.
“This, however, can only be done in cooperation with the business sector”, Ms Britta van Erckelens, Deputy Programme Director of the “Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam” stated during her opening remarks. Based on German experiences, new “green” job requirements have to be reflected in occupational standards, German expert Jan-Hendrik Aust outlined in his presentation. “In order to adequately integrate green aspects into training programmes, it is imperative that the business sector formulates these requirements”. In this respect, structures and processes are needed at both the state and the institutional level, which adequately involve the economy in the development of occupational standards and training programmes.
“TVET institutes are the key player in order to provide a competent green work force not only for today but also for tomorrow’s green economy”, Dr Klaus-Dieter Mertineit, German expert on Green TVET highlighted. TVET institutes are expected to become role models for eco-friendliness and play an active role in awareness-raising campaigns for trainees, teaching and management staff, and the community. Furthermore, greening activities should become an integrated part of school-life and can be implemented in cooperation with partner companies.
Concluding the two workshops in Vinh Phuc, Dr Truong Anh Dung, Vice Director General of DVET emphasised “Green requirements should be integrated into TVET at both system and institutional levels. At system level, green aspects will be integrated in standards for quality assurance of TVET institutes, learning outcomes and accreditation. At institutional level, TVET colleges can start the first steps in greening their campuses, training programmes and management practices”.