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“Belt and Road” International Conference on TVET was Successfully Concluded

 

The “Belt and Road” International Conference on TVET was successfully concluded at Shenzhen Polytechnic. Wu Yanling, Director of Vocational Education and Lifelong Education Division of Guangdong Provincial Department of Education, Liu Zhanshan, Executive Vice Chairman of Chinese Society of Vocational and Technical Education, Chen Qiuming, Secretary of the Party Committee of the Polytechnic, and Jia Xingdong, President of the Polytechnic, attended the closing ceremony. Attendees of the closing ceremony also included experts, scholars and representatives of vocational colleges, enterprises and industries at home and abroad. The closing ceremony was chaired by Yu Zhongwen, Vice Chairman of Chinese Society of Vocational and Technical Education. The “Belt and Road” Vocational Education Research Center of Chinese Society of Vocational and Technical Education was unveiled and established. Domestic and foreign governments, vocational colleges, companies, and governments, vocational colleges, enterprises and industries at home and abroad have joined hands to create a platform for international cooperation in vocational education and formed the landmark achievement of Shenzhen Consensus.

Dialogues between colleges and enterprises made close cooperation possible

Dialogues between colleges and enterprises made close cooperation possible.

College-enterprise cooperation and integration of production and education is the only way for the development of vocational education, and also an important guarantee for improving the quality of personnel training in vocational education. In the college-enterprise dialogues section chaired by Wu Xianwei, Vice Chairman of Chinese Society of Vocational and Technical Education on the morning of May 12, seven representatives from colleges and enterprises including Zhang Yan, Chairman of AVIC International Complete Equipment Co., Ltd., Zhang Renjun, Chairman of Shenzhen ZTEICT Technology Co., Ltd., Claudio Boer, Vice President of SUPSI, Yang Jianxin, Party Secretary of Wuxi Institute of Commerce, Zhao Pengfei, President of Guangdong Construction Polytechnic, Lin Wuchuan, General Manager Assistant of Shekou Container Terminals Co., Ltd., and Dai Lianhua, President of Hunan Vocational College of Railway Technology shared successful experience of college-enterprise cooperation, explored new forms and mechanisms of college-enterprise cooperation, enterprises’ demand for talents and expectations for vocational education, and shared their unique opinions on enhancement of college-enterprise cooperation to serve “Belt and Road” Initiative, promotion of youth employment and national economic and social development.

Exploration mode: Dialogues between presidents and mutual learning


Dialogues between presidents and mutual learning

With the proposal and realization of China's "Belt and Road" Initiative, it has become a general trend that China's vocational education is going from serving local to international development. How to realize the internationalization of vocational education has become an important issue for decision makers, managers and practitioners of vocational education in various countries.

In the section of dialogues between presidents chaired by Chen Xiaoming, Director of China National Machinery Industry Education Development Center, seven presidents of renowned colleges at home and abroad including Cao Xiufang, President of The Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, Yang Qunxiang, Party Secretary of Guangdong AIB Polytechnic, Wolrad Rommel, President of University of Saarland Institute of Engineering and Applied Technology, Germany, Alister Mathieson, Vice President of Humber Collge, Canada, Yu Lanping, President of Tianjin Bohai Vocational and Technical College, Heikki Malinen, Vice President of Jyvaskyla University of Applied Sciences, Finland, and Marc Doesburg, Vice President of the Otago Institute of Technology, New Zealand, etc. held a lively discussion on how the vocational education serves the “Belt and Road” Initiative. They shared their own practical experience in exploring the “going global” strategy of their respective colleges and realizing global cooperation and industrial industry collaboration.

Four agreements were signed and another achievement was made in "Belt and Road" cooperation  


The Polytechnic signed a cooperation agreement with UTeM

The Polytechnic signed a cooperation agreement with Saarland University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

The Polytechnic signed a cooperation agreement with the Hong Kong Vocational Training Council.

The Polytechnic signed a cooperation agreement with national think tank of Cambodia.

At the closing ceremony, Jia Xingdong signed a cooperation agreement on behalf of the Polytechnic with UTeM, Saarland University of Applied Sciences, Germany, the Hong Kong Vocational Training Council and the National Think Tank of Cambodia. It is worth mentioning that the Polytechnic will set up a "Vocational and Technical Training Center" and a "Putonghua Test Center" at UTeM, and will send outstanding teachers to UTeM to teach courses in communication engineering, logistics management and e-commerce. This move is also a strong one by the Polytechnic to go global in school running and to export vocational education standards to “Belt and Road” countries.

Liu Zhanshan and Jia Xingdong jointly unveiled the “Belt and Road” Vocational Education Research Center of Chinese Society of Vocational and Technical Education.

The “Belt and Road” Vocational Education Research Center was established at the same time. Liu Zhanshan and Jia Xingdong jointly unveiled the “Belt and Road” Vocational Education Research Center of Chinese Society of Vocational and Technical Education.

Cooperation was deepened and the significant achievement of "Shenzhen Consensus" was released

Wu Yanling read the Shenzhen Consensus at the closing ceremony.

After one and a half days of intelligent collisions and ideological exchanges, the conference deepened the international cooperation in vocational education and reached consensuses in various fields. The Shenzhen Consensus reached as a significant achievement was read by Wu Yanling at the closing ceremony. (See attached consensus)

Although the conference was over, Shenzhen Polytechnic and other domestic and foreign higher vocational colleges will continue to jointly serve the construction of the "Belt and Road" Initiative and provide technical and skilled talents to the initiative. Shenzhen Polytechnic, as the vanguard of China’s vocational education, will adhere to the spirit of openness, inclusiveness, mutual learning, and mutual benefit, work hand in hand with governments, colleges, industries, and companies to bear the mission of education, build a platform for cooperation, and contribute Shenzhen model to the development of vocational education across the world.