Presenter Information

Xiao Han

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Higher Vocational Education, Demands of Development, China

Abstract

With the dramatic development of its economy and society, China became one of the world’s largest economies. However, China takes longer to develop and train skilled technicians than it does to build factories. As the industrial base expanded, the need for vocational education to keep up with the escalating demand for technical expertise and skills became increasingly important in China. Liuzhou City, as one of western China’s most important industrial cities, is an example of this kind of rapid growth and of the way in which continued development now depends on vocational education. To meet the demands of the growing industrial base, Liuzhou City government has established new colleges and upgraded existing city facilities. The analysis on which the poster is based examines the case of the Liuzhou Vocational and Technical College (LVTC). Recognized as one of the best vocational colleges in China, LVTC successfully meets the critical demands of both modernization and growth. The poster deals with the following important components of success: (1) goals consistent with the local economic and social development goals and needs; (2) majors that match up with the local labor market demand; (3) university-enterprise cooperation education projects; (4) support of social services; (5) preparation of students for the global economy; and (6) leadership in regional vocational education reform and development.

Poster Number

58

Faculty Mentor(s)

Rex Wirth

Department/Program

Public Administration (MPA)

Additional Mentoring Department

Political Science

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Education Commons

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Higher Vocational Education and the Demands of Rapid Development in China

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

With the dramatic development of its economy and society, China became one of the world’s largest economies. However, China takes longer to develop and train skilled technicians than it does to build factories. As the industrial base expanded, the need for vocational education to keep up with the escalating demand for technical expertise and skills became increasingly important in China. Liuzhou City, as one of western China’s most important industrial cities, is an example of this kind of rapid growth and of the way in which continued development now depends on vocational education. To meet the demands of the growing industrial base, Liuzhou City government has established new colleges and upgraded existing city facilities. The analysis on which the poster is based examines the case of the Liuzhou Vocational and Technical College (LVTC). Recognized as one of the best vocational colleges in China, LVTC successfully meets the critical demands of both modernization and growth. The poster deals with the following important components of success: (1) goals consistent with the local economic and social development goals and needs; (2) majors that match up with the local labor market demand; (3) university-enterprise cooperation education projects; (4) support of social services; (5) preparation of students for the global economy; and (6) leadership in regional vocational education reform and development.