Presentation on theme: "Case Study: Partnership Opportunities in China"— Presentation transcript:
1 Case Study: Partnership Opportunities in China Emma Whitehead, Skills Adviser, China, British Council
2 Current opportunities: Foundation Partnership Guangdong Dongguan Technician College “We hope that, by learning from UK experiences in vocational education, Dongguan Technician College will deepen reform on its education and teaching, innovate its talent cultivation model, improve its teaching quality (particularly in connection with skill building), introduce UK qualifications/ joint programme delivery and ultimately, in order to improve the employability of its graduates.” The college has 36 specialities for 18 – 21 year olds 2 Travel grants available of £3K Deadline for Travel Grant applications: 19th July 2013 For a scoping visit 23rd – 27th September Deadline for Partnership Proposal: 31st October 2013 Start of Partnership: December 2013 £15,000 is available to contribute to delivery of the successful project proposal. For more information and to apply, see “Partnership Calls” on the website
3 Current opportunities: Start-up Exploratory travel grants:£3K available to visit Chinese CollegesCriteria: EITHER a visit from the Chinese College has already occurred, OR there is already a specific focusThese grants are not available to colleges who have already visited a Chinese college as part of the Principal’s Shadowing ProgrammeDeadlines for applications: MonthlyStart-up opportunities:10K of match funding for each partnershipProposals should be developed in partnership based on the priorities belowApplication Rounds:1: 1 July - 30 September2: 1 October - 30 DecemberFor more information, see ‘Start-up Scheme’ on the website
4 55 million workers with specialised skills (2011) China: IntroductionIn China there are:55 million workers with specialised skills (2011)13,093 secondary vocational colleges (ages 16-19) with million students – c. half of all students at this level1,288 tertiary vocational colleges (ages 18-21) with million students12,900 job training schemes, with million students
5 China: IntroductionIn China’s 12th Five-Year Plan (2011 – 2015), Education is placed at the heart of development and reform policy.In the National People’s Congress work report on Education in March 2010, strengthening vocational education was identified as a key area of focus.(along with improving the perception and pay of teachers)This is to address a predicted skills gap:Demand for highly-skilled workers with vocational qualifications is expected to exceed supply by c. 16 million workers in 2020This is due to both a geographical and a structural mismatch
6 China Priorities Strengthen TVET Quality of teaching and learning Student centred learningNational Centres of Excellence: leadership, professional development, quality assurance etc.Employer EngagementCompetency based standardsLed by industry associationsEngaging private enterprisesJoint solutions to meet employers’ needs for high-skills workersExpansion of TVETRural areasAttract more studentsPrestige
7 In China, we work with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security as well as provincial and local education authorities to select Chinese vocational colleges that have the reputation, quality standards, scale, leadership, ambition and relationships with industry to be effective partners for UK colleges. In the UK, we select partners through competitive applications that are independently reviewed and evaluated.
8 Existing / previous partnerships 8 partnerships under the MoHRSS4 partnerships under the MoEThe following themes have emerged:Curriculum developmentEmployer-centred partnershipWorld Skills Competition collaborationJoint product developmentApprenticeshipsQuality AssuranceTeacher training and student exchangesMost commonly requested sectors:AutomotiveMechanical EngineeringCreative Industry (fashion design, animation )Information TechnologyE-commerceHospitality
9 Benefits of previous partnerships “Working with the British Council in China on the Skills for Employability programme has given Walsall College a unique opportunity to work with one of the largest employers in the sector, as well as a forward thinking vocational educational institute that is a centre of excellence.” Jatinder Sharma, Principal, Walsall College“Yancheng College seems particularly excited about the emphasis on creative learning in the UK and the focus on the individual learner rather than on the group. Another difference is that in the UK we teach our young people the broader set of skills for employability and self-directed learning – not just technical skills. My students could…learn from Yancheng’s disciplined approach to learning, the behaviours of its students and their thirst for knowledge”Marion Plant, OBE, Principal and Chief Executive of North Warwickshire and Hinckley College
10 Outcomes of previous partnerships Chengdu Technician College have started the process of establishing an apprenticeship programme after sending teachers to train to become apprenticeship trainers and assessors at Clydebank College, focussing on Electrical EngineeringGuangzhou Communication & Transport Vocational School introduced new automotive courses and qualifications after teachers undertook training with IMI Awards through their partnership with Central College Nottingham.Guangzhou GZITTC have been working closely together with Highbury College to develop new curriculum and raise the profile of skills, using World Skills competitions as a focus.
11 British Council support UK Support:Facilitating networking and mentoringMonitoring and EvaluationChina Support:Facilitating communication and accompanying visitsProviding expertise and advice on the local contextFacilitating networking and mentoringRecognising and sharing achievement
12 Next Steps Register interest in partnerships with China: Foundation partnership opportunityExploratory travel grantStart-up opportunitiesInform us of existing relationships with Chinese colleges, or existing areas of focusFor more information about our college partnerships,please contact Miranda Swanson in the first instance:Miranda will direct you to Ron Pan to provide advice onthe China context
13 Case Study: Partnership Opportunities in Vietnam
14 Vietnam: introduction Key priorities: TVET Strategy “Development of TVET is the cause and the responsibility of whole society” The Government is committed to: “Carry out fundamental and drastic reform of state management of vocational training, in order to create momentum for promoting vocational training toward standardization, modernization, socialization, democratization and international integration.” And to: “Strengthen international cooperation in vocational training”Planned measures include:Promoting and strengthening the application of information technology in vocational teachingDeveloping curricular and textbooks based on curriculum frames or national occupational skills standardsQuality control and quality assuranceEmployer / Enterprise engagement
15 Current opportunities: Foundation Partnership Hanoi Vocational College for High Technology18 – 23 year olds5 faculties: Electricity, Mechanics, Electronics, IT and EconomicsA partnership focussed on:Strengthening international cooperationTraining for teaching staff to achieve UK national standardsTransfer of curricula from the UKUK colleges recognise the qualifications provided by Hanoi College for High TechnologyCall to be announced soon. Please see the “Partnership Calls” on the website for more details.