The Environmental Professionals Training Institute is responsible for the training of environmental agents (manufacturing/trading/vector control operator) professionals and the editing of teaching materials. Due to different time and space constraints, training hours and content must be revised. The amendment of the Toxic Chemical Substance Control Act finished the third reading in the Legislative Yuan on December 21, 2018 and was renamed the Toxicity and Concerned Chemical Substance Management Act. Training materials for technical management staff in toxic chemical substances must also be reviewed due to the amendment to the act. Hence, in this plan:
(1) By referring to the hours stipulated in the current environmental agents (manufacturing/trading/vector control operator) professional training, the teaching materials were reviewed and compiled to meet practical needs. In this plan, the principles and procedures of the institutionalized, professional, and practical operational curriculum compilation were established by a system life cycle approach to review whether the planned new curriculum structure, subjects’ names, allocation of hours, outlines, and test methods were suitable. In addition to compliance with the laws and regulations related to environmental protection, a systematic teaching and training curriculum was established in order to integrate the practical operation requirements of field staff. In the new edition of the training materials for environmental agents (manufacturing/trading) professionals, there are a total of seven courses and 27 training hours overall. In the new edition of training materials for vector control professionals, there are a total of 12 courses and 40 training hours overall. Lecture notes, briefs, and exercises have been compiled.
(2) The teaching materials of two training programs, including the toxic chemical substance technical management staff training, were reviewed and corrected, and the tasks were as follows:
1. The above current training materials (including records of teaching briefs) were reviewed and corrected according to current policies and orders, and the statistical data were updated based on the latest official information.
2. Corrections to the teaching materials or suggestions for errors in the lectures of all training programs were integrated in this plan every two months, and the responses and processes were made into a comparison table of suggestions for errors in the teaching materials. Moreover, the contents that are unrelated to the essential contents are timely and firstly corrected based on the review. Treatment suggestions for the theoretical or structural adjustments related to the teaching materials were also proposed for reference by environmental training.
3. The errors in the training materials for toxic chemical substance technical management staff to be used in 2019 were corrected, and the responses and processes were made into an integration table of suggestions for these errors. A total of 153 items were divided into three types including data updates, regulation amendments, and suggestions.
4. The teaching materials, records of briefs, and exercises were updated (including electronic records).
It is expected that the revised training materials will help the above professionals understand basic academic theories and acquire more practical skills as well as promote the professionals’ knowledge and responsibilities required for practice, so as to implement the professionals’ obligations and missions in environmental protection. The overall progress was 100% completed, and the final report progress was 100% completed.