Alliance for vocational education set up



Alliance for vocational education set up


   2017-December-20  08:53    Shenzhen       Daily

Zhang Qian



LED by the Shenzhen Institute of       Information Technology (SZIIT), a nongovernment alliance consisting of       vocational education institutions and enterprises in the Guangdong-Hong       Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, was officially inaugurated at SZIIT’s campus       in Longgang District yesterday afternoon.

The voluntary alliance, known as       the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Industry-College Alliance       for Vocational Education, was set up in response to the country’s       strategic plan that advocates broader and more in-depth cooperation among       mainland cities, especially Guangdong cities, Hong Kong and Macao.

“The purpose of setting up such       an alliance for vocational education is to gather and share educational       resources as well as to build platforms to help vocational education       institutions work with enterprises in terms of teaching, learning,       research and application,” said Sun Yong, president of SZIIT, who also       was nominated as the first chairman of the alliance.

From the list of the alliance’s       members, it can be seen that most of the vocational education       institutions in Guangdong Province have been included. Some renowned       enterprises, such as Huawei Technologies, are also joining the alliance.

Cooperation among the members is       strongly encouraged under the principles of the alliance. According to       Sun, the alliance will actively explore methods to enhance communication       and coordination among the alliance members. Projects including       organizations beyond the alliance will also be advocated, said Sun.

Cultivating and recruiting       talents for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is believed to       be one of the most important aspects in making the area a world-class       economic hub, said Tang Jie, the former deputy mayor of Shenzhen and now       an economics professor at Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen.

Tang was invited to deliver a       keynote speech at the inauguration ceremony yesterday. In his speech,       Tang highlighted the significance of building up effective mechanisms for       cultivating talents with all possible and multilateral resources from       major cities in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao.

The economics professor used the       other three world-renowned bay areas, namely the Tokyo Bay Area, San       Francisco Bay Area and New York Bay Area, as examples to point out the       importance of cooperation and sharing resources.

“Not all cities should aim to       become international metropolises in the bay area, because some smaller       cities can find their edge in different aspects and cooperation among the       cities in the bay area is crucial,” said Tang.





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