Jiangsu helps Xinjiang with vocational education program
The entrance of the technicians training school in Wuqia (Ulughchat) county, Kizilsu Kirgiz autonomous prefecture, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. [Photo/people.com.cn]
East China's Jiangsu province signed an education support agreement with the Kizilsu Kirgiz autonomous prefecture in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Oct 20, according to reports in the local media.
Under the agreement, Jiangsu will set up a technician college in Kizilsu in three years and training schools for technicians in every city and county administered by the prefecture.
"Introducing experienced technicians to Kizilsu and setting up technician schools are the key ways to stimulate employment and improve people's well-being," said Gu Chao, vice director of the Jiangsu human resources and social security department.
"We will offer all-round support to develop disciplines and train faculties, as well as in skills competitions, school-enterprise partnerships and in practical training centers -- aiming to have every local school partnered with two to three Jiangsu schools," Gu added.
One example of the process is the technician training school in Wuqia (Ulughchat) county.
It has teamed up with Changzhou Technician College and Xuzhou Technician Institute to help it set up disciplines and carry out training in vehicle maintenance and repairs, e-commerce, cooking, Chinese and Western pastry, housekeeping and hotel management.