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Sustainable Development (SD) is the biggest challenge of the 21st century. Thus SD is an essential issue for a forward-looking Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), and green skills are an integral part of vocational competence.

Our vision is a sustainable, environmental compatible and fair society which is not living today at the expense of tomorrow and not allowing economic activity in one place to impact negatively on another.

Our mission is promoting working persons’ environmental and shaping skills as well as supporting all relevant stakeholders considering issues and requirements of environmental protection and sustainable development in human resource development and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

Our specific competence is promoting long-term educational and development processes.

 

 

Management

 

Kerstin Mertineit, Dipl.-Päd.; Supervisor for indiciduals and teams

After graduating a bookseller apprenticeship long-term employment as a leading and managing bookseller; member of the examination board of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Hannover-Hildesheim.

Studies in science of education with particular emphasis on adult education and extracurricular youth education at University of Hannover, diploma in education (Dipl.-Päd.);
several years teaching activities in the field of adult education; training as supervisor for individuals and teams.

Key activities: knowledge management, quality management, video production, office management.

Klaus-Dieter Mertineit, PhD; Dipl.-Päd.

After completing studies of science of education with particular emphasis on adult education and extracurricular youth education research associate at University of Hannover; doctorate in Vocational Education and Training at the faculty of humanities and social sciences of University of Hannover; founding member and project manager at Institute for Environmental Protection in Vocational Education and Training in Hannover

1990 to 2002 visiting lecturer at institute for vocational education and training at University of Hannover; 2007 to 2012 visiting lecturer at Institute for Vocational and Economic Education at Leuphana University Luneburg; co-editor of „Leuphana-Schriften zur Berufs- und Wirtschaftspädagogik“ (TVET publication series); since 2009 Managing Director of the Institute for Sustainable TVET & Management Services GmbH in Hannover.

Key activities: Cooperative TVET, TVET towards sustainable development, greening TVET institutions and TVET research nationwide and within international development cooperation.


 Activities

 

Currently, our activities focus on

  • demand-oriented, cooperative technical vocational education and training;
  • integration of requirements of sustainable development into the TVET system of selected partner countries in the context of international development cooperation;
  • greening TVET institutions, including training of teaching staff and managers as well as process support;
  • development of teaching aids and e-learning courses;
  • execution of lectures / presentations, workshops, trainings and study tours regarding all topics mentioned above.

More information on our institute’s current and previous activities is available in the section “insights”.

Workshop, consultancy and panel discussant regarding TVE for sustainable development.


Memberships

 Clients

Our customers include ministries and public authorities, research institutions, organisations of commerce & industry, companies and TVET institutions as well as foundations and organizations in the sector of international cooperation and development.

 

Selection of our customer list:

  • Academy for International Cooperation of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Bonn
  • Academy of the Saxony State Foundation for Nature and the Environment, Tharandt
  • City of Wilhelmshaven
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, sites Eschborn, Mannheim, Magdeburg, Hanoi and Pretoria
  • Federal Agency for Family and Civic Affairs, Cologne
  • Federal Foundation for the Environment (DBU), Osnabruck
  • Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), Bonn
  • Foundation Labour and Environment of the Industrial Union Mining, Chemicals and Energy, Hannover
  • Leuphana University Luneburg, Institute for Vocational and Economic Education, Luneburg
  • Lower Saxony Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, Hannover
  • Lower Saxony School Authority, site Osnabruck
  • Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Magdeburg
  • Protestant Academy Loccum, Rehburg-Loccum
  • Vocational College 2 Leer
  • Vocational College 3 of the region of Hannover, Hannover
  • Vocational College 14 of the region of Hannover, Hannover
  • Vocational College Friedenstrasse, Wilhelmshaven
  • Vocational College Metal processing – Electrical engineering of the region of Hannover, Hannover
  • UNESCO-UNEVOC (UNESCO’s International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training), Bonn