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   13th May 2013  

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JiangSu Institute of Architectural Technology offer full scholarships to students who apply for Energy Major



In order to respond to the energy sector skills shortages and encourage more youth to choose to work in the energy sector in the future, Jiangsu Institute of Architectural Technology has decided to give full scholarships to students who are admitted to energy related majors.  The school will adopt new modes of training for students majoring in this area through partnerships with energy related enterprises. 


Source: http://www.tech.net.cn/web/articleview.aspx?id=20120522084555459&cata_id=xyzx

The Institute of Vocational Education in Developing Countries, affiliated to Ministry of Education, now based at Ningbo Polytechnic College



On the afternoon of April 25, the Institute of Vocational Education in developing countries was established in Ningbo Polytechnic College. The institute is a tripartite cooperation project by the Research Institute of Vocational Education under the Chinese Ministry of Education, the Ningbo Education Bureau and Ningbo Polytechnic College.


The Institute's main work will be to: carry out theoretical and practical studies of vocational education in developing countries; to build libraries for vocational education in developing countries; to conduct performance evaluation and policy research on China's foreign aid projects; to organise forums on vocational education in developing countries and to establish a forum for multilateral dialogue on VET.


Source: http://www.tech.net.cn/web/articleview.aspx?id=20130427090752266&cata_id=N002


Xuzhou Institute of Industry Technology to establish e-learning center



Xuzhou Institute of Industry Technology has integrated the idea of virtual learning with the idea of online scholarship and has built an "E- learning center". This new self-learning platform aims to become an example of best practice in higher vocational education teaching.

“e学中心”可以为师生提供校内各级精品课程以及国外大学的公开课网站和清华大学的公开课网站。教师可以在“e学中心” 进行教学资源管理、备课、授课、答疑、批改作业等教学业务。 学生可以利用“e学中心”反复学习学校规定的课程或自己感兴趣的任何课程。

The "E- learning center” will provide teachers and students with access to quality courses at all levels offered by the school as well as access to open courses offered by foreign universities and Tsinghua University. Teachers can manage their teaching resources, plan lectures, give lectures as well as correct homework on the "E-learning Centre". Students can repeat courses and pick those they find interesting.


Source: http://www.tech.net.cn/web/articleview.aspx?id=20130507094442814&cata_id=N004


Liuzhou Vocational and Technical College sets up a "rapid response services center" for students


柳州职业技术学院近日成立了“学生服务快速响应中心”,该中心主要依托CRP系统,通过在校园内设置多部“3156110” 24小时值班电话,及时受理学生的报警、报修、咨询、投诉等各方面问题。这一举措可以增强学校的综合管理效能,强化各行政部门服务师生的意识,确保校园的和谐稳定。

Liuzhou Vocational and Technical College has set up a "rapid response services center". The Centre is based on the CRP system. Through the hotline "3156110", the centre can respond to students' enquiries or deal with complaints all day.  This initiative will improve the efficiency of school management, enhance the level of student service by various administrative departments, and ensure harmony and stability of the campus.


Source: http://www.tech.net.cn/web/articleview.aspx?id=20130503140233026&cata_id=N004

山东商职院建立“云空间” 引领教育信息化新模式

Shandong Institute of Commerce and Technology to establish "cloud space" leading the new model of information technology application in education



On the morning of April 23, the opening ceremony of the "Center for Innovative Application of Information Technology in Education" was held in Shandong Institute of Commerce and Technology.


According to the proceedings, it was designated that the cloud server shall provide storage for all teaching staff and students. The coursework, videos and other teaching materials could be stored on a "cloud teaching space". Teachers could give lectures or instruct students through the space. This is while students come up with questions and communicate with teachers online. All of these elements will allow more out-of-class learning.  


Source: http://www.tech.net.cn/web/articleview.aspx?id=20130425150710204&cata_id=N004


Graduates from vocational schools in Xiamen are encouraged to continue studying higher degrees



In order to better support the development of vocational colleges, Xiamen municipality has recently announced a policy which supports a joint pathway program between vocational schools and universities for professional training at higher degree levels.

Considering the current demand in the human resources market for professionals in certain sectors, the government  encourages vocational schools and universities  to jointly set up programs with different models, for example, the "3 +2 +2" model (three-year vocational + two years of undergraduate + two-year master's degree), the "5 +2 +2" model (five-year vocational + two years of undergraduate + two-year master's degree), 3 +4 (three-year vocational + four-year undergraduate-postgraduate study) and  "5 +4" (five-year vocational + 4 year undergraduate -postgraduate education), all of which will provide opportunities for vocational school graduates to pursue further study at bachelor or master degree level.


Source: http://www.tech.net.cn/web/articleview.aspx?id=20130424083715876&cata_id=N039

大力构建合作伙伴关系, 扩大亚洲职业教育需求

Call for vocational education expansion in Asia to focus on building partnerships



With the new Tertiary Education and Skills Minister, the Hon Dr Craig Emerson, seeking to further VET involvement in Asia, one consultant is warning that, “to reap the benefits from vocational education exports, Australia needs to prepare the ground.”


Francesca Beddie wrote in The Australian newspaper on 3 April 2013 that the push in to Asia should focus less on a new mass market, and more on developing partnerships, up-skilling our workers, and training our teachers.


“We could ratchet up our policy dialogue across the region about qualifications frameworks that embrace a broad notion of competency; development of transnational curriculum and skills recognition; and harnessing technology for quality education,” suggests Beddie.


Source: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/opinion/is-our-vocational-education-ready-to-become-a-major-export/story-e6frgcko-1226611124045


AsiaBound scholarship guidelines released



Guidelines for the first round of the AsiaBound scholarship grant program have been released, including details on eligibility, funding, selection criteria and timeframes.


The grants cover student mobility programs from June 2013 to December 2014 and applications can be made through the International Student Exchange Online. The deadline for submissions is 14 May 2013.


AsiaBound provides funding in the form of $2000 or $5000 grants for around 3,600 Australian students each year, to participate in a study experience in Asia. All mobility experiences must contribute towards the student’s course by providing credit or being a mandatory component.


As part of AsiaBound, students are able to undertake short-term mobility for a variety of experiences including semester-based study of one or two semesters, practicums, clinical placements, research trips or volunteer projects for up to six months.


China education skills linkages – Australian PM and ministerial visit


Prime Minister the Hon Julia Gillard MP, and newly appointed Tertiary and Skills Minister, the Hon Craig Emerson MP, jointly hosted Chinese and Australian education partners at an official dinner in Beijing, as part of the Prime Minister’s five-day visit, celebrating the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations with China.


TDA was invited to attend, along with long-term partners, the China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE). Senior Chinese ministry officials who have worked alongside Australian TVET projects also attended, including Dr Liu Jiantong, Vice Director, Vocational & Adult Education, Ministry of Education.


Dr Zhanyuan Du, Vice Minister at the Ministry of Education, was seated beside Prime Minister Gillard, and paid a special note of thanks to TDA for leading the long-term relationship, mentoring executives and supporting industry-led curriculum development for China’s 1,200 public vocational and technical colleges and polytechnics.


The Prime Minister said the government’s proposed AsiaBound Scholarships included a segment for VET students, and expected 1,000 students to target placement in China’s universities and colleges

受邀出席晚餐的人还有:TDA的CEO马丁.瑞奥登,中国教育部官员,中国教育国际交流协会高管和重庆电气工程学院主任陆洪教授,备受尊敬的TAFE的合作伙伴—TVET能力建设项目(2004 - 08)的保罗·瑞安,代表堪培拉技术学院阿德里安·马龙(TDA董事会成员之一)出席。

Those invited for the PM’s dinner included CEO of TDA, Martin Riordan, China Ministry of Education officials, executives from CEAIE, and Professor Lu Hong, Director of the Chongqing College of Electrical Engineering and partner to the well-respected TAFE input, the AusAID TVET capacity building project (2004-08).Paul Ryan from Canberra Institute of Technology represented Adrian Marron, Board member of TDA.

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