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   August 2014  

In this edition -

  • 2014 China-USA Vocational Education Forum held in Dalian / “2014中美职业教育论坛”在辽宁大连举行

  • Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei promote entrepreneurial talent / 京津冀建四大职教合作平台 培育创新创业型人才

  • Industry bodies forum meets to discuss the implementation of ‘the spirit’ of China’s new national approach to Vocational Education/ 行业协会贯彻落实全国职教会精神座谈会召开


2014 China-USA Vocational Education Forum held in Dalian / “2014中美职业教育论坛”在辽宁大连举行

The China-USA Vocational Education Forum 2014 was held in Dalian, Liaoning from 21-22 August this year. The forum was jointly organized by Dalian People's Friendship Association, the US Community Colleges’ Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) and with support from China’s Vocational Education Society of Liaoning Province.

CCBA proposed a new cooperation agreement with China which will enable Chinese students to attain a degree level qualification through articulation arrangements. This proposal has been turning heads throughout the Chinese VET community.

Community Colleges have played a pivotal role in the USA in increasing the participation rate and popularizing tertiary level education. The development of technology is demanding higher skilled workers and as such American community colleges have started to explore the idea of offering higher level qualifications, including Associate and Bachelor degrees.

The CCBA consists of more than 130 member colleges across 28 States. The CCBA has a wide range of cooperative agreements with universities which enable students to study at a community college and gain a degree through a partnering university. The CCBA is however encouraging their members to expand their own Higher Education qualification course offerings.

由中华职教社、辽宁省中华职教社支持,大连市人民对外友协、美国社区学院学士学位协会(CCBA)联合主办的“2014中美职业教育论坛”,日前在辽宁大连举行。论坛上,美方主办单位CCBA向中国高职院校提出的以“课程对接”获得学士学位的合作新途径,引起与会的100余所国内高职院校负责人的浓厚兴趣。

社区学院作为美国高等教育体系中极具特色的教育形态,在美国高等教育大众化和普及化进程中发挥了主要作用。随着美国高科技和经济的迅速发展,对高层次、高学历人才的需求不断加大,美国社区学院开始新的探索,部分学院在授予“副学士”学位的基础上,获得了授予学士学位的权利。

据CCBA负责人介绍,该协会是一个致力于促进社区学院开展学士学位教育并颁发学士学位证书的专业组织,目前全美有28个州的130多所社区学院是其成员。该协会除鼓励社区学院取得多种专业学士学位授予权外,其专家团队还为社区学院与大学合作制定多元化的合作方案,如“2+2”模式、“大学中心模式”等,使学生在社区学院学习就能取得合作大学的学士学位。

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Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei promote entrepreneurial talent / 京津冀建四大职教合作平台 培育创新创业型人才

Recently, vocational education representatives from Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei met in Tianjin at the Sino-German Vocational and Technical College to discuss methods for fostering and promoting a more innovative and entrepreneurial workforce, supported by a modern vocational education system. Twenty six (26) vocational institutions and 22 companies from Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei attended the meeting. Together they developed the "Tianjin Consensus"; a collaborative agreement to meet this challenge.

To achieve this goal, colleges and enterprises will jointly develop four cooperation platforms which will span across Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei. They will include a platform for information sharing on human resources, a platform for college-industry cooperation, a platform for faculty and student exchange and a platform for regional research.

近日,“京津冀协同发展现代职业教育•现代服务业产教对接会”在天津中德职业技术学院举行。会上,来自京津冀三地的26所职业院校和22家企业达成“天津共识”——以服务京津冀协同发展为宗旨,促进区域现代服务业发展,培育创新创业型技术技能人才,共同致力于现代职业教育的创新发展。

为实现这一宗旨,校企将共同建设京津冀协同发展四大合作平台:“人力资源需求信息共用共享平台”,加强区域人力资源需求信息资源的共建共享;“产教融合校企合作区域性平台”,充分整合京津冀区域内政府、行业、企业、高校、科研机构优质资源,组建“现代服务业与职业教育产教融合校企合作联盟”;“师资与学生交流交换平台”,共同建立京津冀区域性师资与学生的交流交换机制,实现教师区域间优势互补,强化教育教学技术交流;“现代服务业区域性研究平台”,引入国际先进的发展理念与实践经验,整合区域内的优质科研资源,共同开展现代服务业前瞻性研究。

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Industry bodies forum meets to discuss the implementation of ‘the spirit’ of China’s new national approach to Vocational Education/ 行业协会贯彻落实全国职教会精神座谈会召开

On 29 July, an Industry Bodies forum was held at the National Open University to discuss strategies for implementing ‘the spirit’ of China’s new national approach toward Vocational Education. The heads of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Information Technology, the Health and Family Planning Commission, the State Forestry Administration, and the industry bodies of machinery, petrochemicals, commerce and others attended the forum.

7月29日,行业协会贯彻落实全国职业教育工作会议精神座谈会在国家开放大学召开。财政部、工信部、卫生计生委、国家林业局等部门和机械、石化、商业等行业协会的同志参加了会议。

The representatives from various industries discussed their ideas and suggestions for implementing this new ‘spirit’. The delegates agreed to do the following:

- Hold a meeting within their own industry group to promote and issue guidance on institution-enterprise integration and cooperation

-  Provide environmental scans and workforce-demand forecasting

-  Establish an Industry Steering Committee to provide guidance, services and assessment of quality vocational training within industry

-  Encourage the Ministry of Education to support further policy research on the role and benefits of industry engagement.

参会的各个行业就本行业贯彻全国职业教育会议精神的思路和做法进行了交流。参加座谈会的代表们表示,将从以下几个方面贯彻落实会议精神:一是召开本行业职业教育工作会议,出台本行业职业教育工作的指导意见;推进产教融合、校企合作,为校企合作搭建平台,推进本行业职业教育集团建设;二是根据本行业转型升级发展趋势,做好人才需求预测,加强本行业相关专业建设和动态调整;三是发挥好行指委对本行业职业教育的指导、评价和服务功能,提高人才培养质量等。

参会代表还对职业教育下一步工作提出了意见和建议,一些行业协会希望教育部门加强发挥行业作用的政策研究,充分发挥行业协会在职业教育专业评价、教师专业素养评价和人才培养质量评价等方面的作用。

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