Successfully establishing vocational training and skilled engineering technicians based on German standards in Vietnam
Plus a visit by the German Consul General Dr. Josefine Wallat
Vietnam is working hard to improve its wastewater sector. By 2020 it aims to raise the share of treated wastewater from 10% as of today up to 60%. To reach this goal, more than 8.000 additional skilled workers are needed. This means, every year 800 technical workers need to be trained and qualified for the next 10 years.
In order to tackle this challenge, the new occupation “Sewage Engineering Technician” has been established. The respective vocational training program ensures high-quality training based on German standards.
This has been made possible by the program “Reform of TVET in Viet Nam”, implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the consortium of the consulting companies GOPA/ PLANCO in cooperation with Dresden Sewage Company under the guidance of GIZ.
The cooperative model, which is based on the close cooperation between TVET institutes and the business sector, is pursued to ensure that the training is demand-oriented and practice-based, thereby enhancing the employability of the trainees. From November 2015 to October 2018, the first cooperative training course with 22 trainees has been piloted at the College of Technology II and five partner wastewater companies in Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong, Khanh Hoa, Can Tho and Ba Ria – Vung Tau.
Learn more about this unique and successful vocational training program at the German Water Partnership booth at VIETWATER 2019!
6. November 2019, 10:30-11:30 at GWP booth, C35
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