Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Laos last Friday hosted a reception party to send off 10 vocational education professionals who will study in Thailand.
The new awardees will take a one-year international master degree programme at the King Mongkut University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand starting this month, according to GIZ.
GIZ Country Director Ernst Hustaedt stressed the importance of well-trained technical vocation education and training (VTET) managers for the education of young people in the Lao PDR.
Mr Hustaedt added that currently, there are a lot of young students who want to achieve something in life, to learn a trade and make a living for themselves and their families, but can only do it if they are educated and trained by good teachers who know what is required not only in technical aspects, but also in regard to modern methods of learning.
Therefore, the German government supports our Lao partners by strengthening the capacities of Vocational Education Development Institute to provide vocational schools across the country with practice-oriented curricula and well-qualified TVET teachers, said Mr Hustaedt.
After graduating in May 2018, the 10 scholarship students will come back to work for the Vocational Education Development Institute (VEDI) and improve vocational teacher pre- and in-service training, curricula and media development, as well as research and innovation in the field of vocational education.
The German development cooperation project Vocational Education in Laos (VELA) implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft International Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmBH, will closely cooperate with the programme participants and support them in accomplishing their tasks to manage the complex processes of Lao TVET teaching and administration.
Source: Lao News Agency