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BPC donated professional textbooks to overseas higher vocational college
Help Vocational Education "Go Global" and Create A Community with A Shared Future for Education
——BPC donated professional textbooks to overseas higher vocational college
Listen to Chinese voice, master Chinese technology, get familiar with Chinese standards, and comprehend Chinese culture. On May 17, BPC held a donation ceremony for the series of professional textbooks for China's vocational education "going global", and donated 50 sets of professional textbooks to Sino-Zambia Vocational College of Science and Technology (SZVCST) which was the first overseas academic education vocational college established by China. This series of textbooks is based on Chinese vocational education standards, develops internationally accepted professional standards and curriculum systems, helps vocational education "go global" and builds a community with a shared future for education.
The ceremony was attended by Wang Dongjiang, Second Level Inspector and Director of Department of Vocational and Adult Education of Beijing Municipal Education Commission, Geoffrey Banda, Minister Counsellor of Embassy of the Republic of Zambia in China, Shi Xiaohe, President of Sino-Zam Vocational College of Science and Technology, Xie Chengjie, General Manager of China Nonferrous Metal Industry Human Resource Center, Wei Peng, Deputy General Manager of the Publishing and Communication Group of the Open University of China, An Jiangying, President of BPC, Zhou Yan, Vice President of BPC, heads of related departments of BPC, and teachers who participated in the compilation of textbooks. The donation ceremony was hosted by Zhou Yan.
First, An Jiangying, President of BPC, gave a welcome speech, introducing the background of the establishment of SZVCST. He pointed out that the in-depth cooperation between China and Zambia in the field of vocational education is conducive to cultivating local young technical and skilled talents and promoting local economic and social development in Zambia. In order to solve the problem of lacking professional textbooks in Zambian vocational colleges, in 2019, BPC launched the compilation of a series of textbooks for the automation and information technology major for SZVCST. BPC innovated the mode of textbook compilation, organized a "project-based teaching" textbook compilation team, combined the major’s characteristics, designed loose-leaf content, and strived to enable learners to quickly grasp the theoretical knowledge and technology and skills of the major in a real project-based situation. The current series of textbooks for automation and information technology major has been officially published by the National Open University Press. Among them, CAD Drawing has been selected as a national level planning textbook for vocational education in China's "13th Five-Year Plan". In the future, BPC will forge ahead, dare to make breakthroughs and innovations, continue to share the vocational education "going out" textbook series with other countries along the "Belt and Road" route, cultivate more outstanding technical and skilled talents for countries along the route, and create the BPC brand of running schools overseas, share and popularize the BPC experience, and use the power of vocational education to help the economic and social development of the countries along the “Belt and Road” route.
(An Jiangying, President of BPC, gave a welcome speech)
(Zhou Yan, Vice President of BPC, hosted the donation ceremony)
Xie Chengjie, General Manager of China Nonferrous Metal Industry Human Resource Center, pointed out in his speech that nonferrous metals companies in Zambia will continue to support the development of SZVCST, on the one hand, strengthen corporate employee training to improve technical skills and management capabilities; on the other hand, support the cooperation between Chinese vocational colleges and Zambian colleges to conduct training and education of employability for the youth.
(Xie Chengjie, General Manager of China Nonferrous Metal Industry Human Resource Center, gave a speech)
On behalf of teachers and students of SZVCST, Shi Xiaohe, President of SZVCST, expressed the sincerest gratitude to BPC. He stressed that the establishment of SZVCST brought innovation to Zambian vocational education and provided talent support for Zambia's social and economic development. At the same time, it also provides a new model for building a "China-Africa Community with a Shared Future" and promoting China-Africa vocational education cooperation, and a new scheme for the development of world vocational education. The successful publication of textbooks for automation and information technology major can greatly improve the quality of talent training in SZVCST, so that Zambian teachers have textbooks available and students have textbooks to learn, and meanwhile cultivate a large number of outstanding technical and skilled talents for the development of Zambia local society.
(Shi Xiaohe, President of SZVCST, gave a speech)
Geoffrey Banda, Minister Counsellor of Embassy of the Republic of Zambia in China, said that the donation of textbooks by BPC to SZVCST was a clear demonstration of the willingness by Chinese learning institutions to play their part in the Government’s ‘going global’ and ‘Belt and Road’ initiatives. The Zambian Government is proud of the collaboration between the two colleges and hopes that this donation of learning materials will promote academic exchanges and cultural exchanges between students and teachers, so as to further strengthen ‘people-to-people’ cooperation between Zambia and China.
(Geoffrey Banda, Minister Counsellor of Embassy of the Republic of Zambia in China, gave a speech)
Wei Peng, Deputy General Manager of the Publishing and Communication Group of the Open University of China, pointed out that "telling Chinese stories and spreading Chinese voices" was the very mission and responsibility of publishers. It is believed that in the talents training of SZVCST and in the on-the-job training of foreign employees of the "going global" Chinese enterprises, these textbooks will play a positive role, and will have a greater and more lasting impact.
(Wei Peng, Deputy General Manager of the Publishing and Communication Group of the Open University of China, gave a speech)
Wang Dongjiang, Second Level Inspector and Director of Department of Vocational and Adult Education of Beijing Municipal Education Commission, stressed that in recent years, Beijing has always insisted on opening up to the outside world and actively implemented the "Belt and Road" initiative, has established stable contacts with many countries (regions) and international organizations, and has carried out cooperation in a wide range of fields including policy dialogues, scientific research, and vocational education. Beijing's vocational education moves in response to the trend and takes advantage of the trend. It is everyone's common wish to promote the development of vocational education cooperation between China and Zambia. The textbook donation not only represents that the cooperation between China and Zambia has entered a new stage, but also represents that we have the confidence and determination to jointly do a good job in China-Zambia vocational education. He hoped that these textbooks would become the messengers and bonds of the young people of China and Zambia, and bring culture, knowledge and friendship to the young people of China and Zambia. Accordig to Wang Dongjiang, In the future, Beijing Municipal Education Commission will continue to support the vocational education cooperation between China and Zambia, and act as a solid backing for the bilateral vocational education cooperation and use Beijing's vocational education power to assist the construction of " Belt and Road" and the economic and social development of Zambia.
(Wang Dongjiang, Second Level Inspector and Director of Department of Vocational and Adult Education of Beijing Municipal Education Commission, gave a speech)
The teachers and students of SZVCST expressed their gratitude to BPC via video. Witnessed by the leaders and guests at the scene, An Jiangying and Shi Xiaohe jointly signed a textbook donation agreement.
(Representatives of the two colleges signed the donation agreement)
(BPC donated textbooks to SZVCST)
(BPC donated textbooks to SZVCST)
BPC was selected in the first batch of pilot project colleges for vocational education "going global", and the first batch of Beijing “Belt and Road” National Talent Training Base Program. in April 2019, approved by Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA), BPC cooperated with China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association, China Nonferrous Metals Mining (Group) Co., Ltd (CNMC) and many excellent Chinese vocational colleges and jointly established Sino-Zambian Vocational College of Science and Technology (SZVCST) in Luanshya, Zambia. SZVCST mainly provides higher education for Zambian high school graduates, and also provides skill training for employees of Chinese-funded enterprises, which can provide localized talent guarantee for China-Zambia production capacity cooperation. It also marks the opening of a new chapter in the cooperation between China and Africa in the field of academic education and vocational training.
BPC is responsible for the teaching and management of School of Automation and Information Technology under SZVCST. In order to improve the quality of talent training in SZVCST, BPC adheres to the "going global" and "inviting in" domestic and foreign dual-line talent training model. On the one hand, we sent outstanding key teachers to Zambia to provide technical and skill training; on the other hand, we received Zambian employees from CNMC to BPC for short-term training. In 2019, BPC launched the compilation of a series of textbooks for the automation and information technology major, focusing on launching a group of high-quality professional standards, curriculum standards and teaching resources with international influence, forming a replicable talent training standard system, and accelerating the promotion of China’s higher vocational education standards and the process of model export, so as to provide reference for Chinese colleges and universities in terms of "go global" education and teaching, and to enhance the influence of Chinese higher vocational education.
(Group photo of leaders and guests)
(Group photo of leaders, guests and teachers participating textbook compilation)