Campaign on greening vocational education launched in TVET institutes

The campaign “Greening TVET – Environmental Protection in TVET Institutes” which develops skills and provides knowledge to ease transitions to green economies and societies was kicked off yesterday among technical and vocational education and training institutes in Ho Chi Minh City.

Delegates are discussing the prospect of greening TVET Institutes in HCMC

Delegates are discussing the prospect of greening TVET Institutes in HCMC

The campaign was launched by the Directorate of Vocational Educationand Training, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Labor – Invalids and Social Affairs, the College of Technology II and the German agency of international development cooperation Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ),

According to Doctor Truong Anh Dung, Deputy Director of the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training, the concept of greening TVET is quite new in Vietnam, which is aiming at strategies and policies for the sustainable development in relation with comprehensive greening.

 

To achieve this goal, the role of education is critical, especially in training human resources that are able to meet requirements of greening the economy by effectively using energy and resources at their workplace, correctly applying environmentally friendly technologies while preventing potential environmental damages.

Head of the college Ms. Nguyen Thi Hang said that the green factor is embedded into the curriculum, especially in the major of ‘Technology in draining and sewage treatment’ – a cooperative program between the college and six businesses of the field. The college campus is undergone the greening process as well.

Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Department of Labor – Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Van Lam suggested that these institutes prepare a detailed plan to gradually introduce the concept of greening to the staff as well as students.

In July 2018, the department is going to organize a training workshop for leaders of colleges and vocational schools in the city about the greening of TVET.
There were more than 50 vocational schools, colleges and representatives of businesses took part in the event.

By MANH HOA – Translated by Minh Trang

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