Initial training of teachers in the TVET system – on the CFC-UTM agenda

The Center for Continuous Education (CFC) of the Technical University of Moldova, in collaboration with the Agency for International Cooperation of Germany (GIZ) and partners within the training institutions of the Technical Vocational Education (TVET) of the Republic of Moldova and Germany, aims to be involved in the elaboration of an initial training program for VET teachers, based on UNESCO standards.

The topic regarding the consolidation and sustainability of such a program was addressed during a meeting at the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova with the participation of the secretary of state of the MECC, Valentina CHICU; univ. prof., dr. Larisa BUGAIAN, vice-rector of UTM for financial issues and international relations, associate professor, Dr. Valentin AMARIEI, CFC-UTM director, Maria VASILIEV, head of the Department of Continuous Education of teachers, UTM, with the team of German experts led by Oana VODIȚĂ, the leader of the project for the implementation of dual vocational education using the german model.

“We will develop, together with the Technical University of Moldova, a quality training program, based on UNESCO standards and with German expertise in the field. In this sense, in Moldova, there are all the elements necessary and we are optimistic about the future” said prof. Frank BÜNNING, director of the Institute of Teacher Training in the TVET system of the University of Magdeburg.

“We encourage and support the Technical University of Moldova in collaboration with our German partners to train elite teachers in the Republic of Moldova” said the state secretary of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova, Valentina CHICU, stressing the importance of quality training of teachers from TVET system.

“Based on the provisions of the Education Code of 2014, the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) has been working with the Government of the Republic of Moldova for a long time and we have had a first success: over 1000 students have enrolled in the dual education this year, in collaboration with 80 companies. It is crucial that the entire TVET system is of high quality, and the training of the teachers is a key factor” said the GIZ representative, Oana VODIȚĂ.

The parties agreed on the joint efforts to create an initial training program for teachers in the TVET system and to intensify the collaboration in order to register considerable and tangible benefits for both students and businesses.