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.
The Programme on Reform of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is a Vietnamese-German Development Programme implemented by GIZ and DVET.
TVET that is tailored to the needs of the labour market enables people to find work, generate income and escape from the spiral of poverty and dependency. This strengthens their personality and enhances their options for social participation. Moreover, all countries need qualified experts if they are to achieve sustainable economic development.
TVET that combines practical and theoretical learning equips students with an optimal blend of expertise. Both formal and non-formal TVET should transfer income-generating knowledge and practical skills, especially for the large number of disadvantaged youths and adults who need to make a living for their families in the low-wage sector, in the informal sector or in rural areas.