More than 3500 projects implemented around the world
More than 3,500 projects implemented around the world

GOPA project database

Since its founding in 1965, GOPA has successfully implemented over 3,500 projects in more than 130 countries. At present, over 140 are being carried out. This database provides a selection of projects best illustrating GOPA’s fields of activity.

Wastewater – Vocational Education and Training (VET) Reform Programme Vietnam

Viet Nam
Education and Employment Promotion
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Donor Organisation: 
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Associated Enterprises: 
Project Volume: 
Value of Services: 
Start of project: 
December, 2013
End of project: 
December, 2017

Project details


Together with Planco and Dresden Sewerage and Drainage Company (SEDD), GOPA Consultants is responsible for implementing Component 4 of the GIZ “VET reform” programme, “Vocational training and continuing education of skilled workforce in the wastewater sector”.

Component 4 takes a cooperative approach which involves players in the field of VET and continuing training in the wastewater sector. These players come from official institutions (ministries, municipalities, etc.) and also from the economy (enterprises, sector associations, etc.).

The development of standards and curricula should follow a comprehensive training concept for vocational training in the wastewater sector.

  • Development of occupational standards
  • Curriculum development
  • Development of training modules for teachers and school management
  • Conducting of training
  • Organisation of workshops in Germany together with specialists from Vietnam and Germany in the wastewater sector and/or vocational education
  • Establishment of partnerships between vocational schools and enterprises (cooperative model)
  • Drawing up specifications for procurement of training facilities

Teachers and trainers will be trained in practical and theoretical issues and in didactics. Members of the school management board will receive courses on innovative aspects of school management, especially related to the cooperative model. In addition, supplementary equipment will be purchased for training in selected schools. Enterprises, schools and other relevant social partners (for example, the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association, VWSA) will be motivated to follow the idea of a cooperative training model.