Title

Educational Innovation to Support Industrial Revitalization: From “Made in Liuzhou” to “Created in Liuzhou”

Presenter Information

Yuelin Dong
Wei Li
Zhongling Yu

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

The city of Liuzhou, while small in the context of China, would be a major center in the United States. As a revitalizing industrial center, the city must cope with a series of problems that are shared by other cities of the similar size and proximity to the major urban centers. This poster illustrates how two models of educational innovation come together to support Liuzhou’s model for industrial revitalization. The main pillar of Liuzhou’s overall revitalization effort is a cooperative venture between the city and General Motors that has resulted in the sixth largest automobile manufacturing complex in China, producing more than a million vehicles annually. To fully realize the potential of this venture the city must provide appropriate technical/professional education for 50,000 new workers by 2015. The Liuzhou Railway Technical Vocational College is one of 100 colleges funded by the national government to develop models for training partnerships with enterprises to meet this critical need. In addition to technical competence these professional cadres will need language and cultural competencies to be effective in the globalizing environment. New independent colleges have recently emerged in China to develop new models for Chinese higher education that effectively address this problem. The city with assistance from the national government is developing the physical infrastructure to accommodate the innovations that are being developed by a new breed of professional educators at the city’s newly established independent college (Lushan College of Guangxi University of Technology), the Railway College, and the rest of the vocational/technical establishment.

Poster Number

19

Faculty Mentor(s)

Rex Wirth

Additional Mentoring Department

Political Science

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Educational Innovation to Support Industrial Revitalization: From “Made in Liuzhou” to “Created in Liuzhou”

SURC Ballroom C/D

The city of Liuzhou, while small in the context of China, would be a major center in the United States. As a revitalizing industrial center, the city must cope with a series of problems that are shared by other cities of the similar size and proximity to the major urban centers. This poster illustrates how two models of educational innovation come together to support Liuzhou’s model for industrial revitalization. The main pillar of Liuzhou’s overall revitalization effort is a cooperative venture between the city and General Motors that has resulted in the sixth largest automobile manufacturing complex in China, producing more than a million vehicles annually. To fully realize the potential of this venture the city must provide appropriate technical/professional education for 50,000 new workers by 2015. The Liuzhou Railway Technical Vocational College is one of 100 colleges funded by the national government to develop models for training partnerships with enterprises to meet this critical need. In addition to technical competence these professional cadres will need language and cultural competencies to be effective in the globalizing environment. New independent colleges have recently emerged in China to develop new models for Chinese higher education that effectively address this problem. The city with assistance from the national government is developing the physical infrastructure to accommodate the innovations that are being developed by a new breed of professional educators at the city’s newly established independent college (Lushan College of Guangxi University of Technology), the Railway College, and the rest of the vocational/technical establishment.