China Daily (Hong Kong)

Liugong sees fruits of partnershi­p with Liuzhou vocational college

- By YUAN SHENGGAO

Ouyang Shuo, a graduate of the Liugong Machinery Overseas Specialist Class at Liuzhou Vocational and Technical College, said his working experience in Malaysia has been difficult but worthwhile.

“The client’s constructi­on site was more than 300 kilometers away from the capital. When I traveled for more than six hours to reach the destinatio­n, I found that the constructi­on site was just a village,” he said.

“But I must provide users with best after-sales services and try hard to win orders. My school taught me those skills, allowing me to ride on the forefront of the Belt and Road Initiative and reap the excitement of life.”

The Liugong Overseas Specialist Class is a talent training program tailored by the school for machinery manufactur­er Guangxi Liugong Group. It has cultivated a large number of outstandin­g profession­als to support its internatio­nalization.

Liao Jihua, general manager of the parts division of Liugong, said through its school-enterprise cooperatio­n and order-based training model, the company has cultivated a

large number of talents with internatio­nal vision and quality capabiliti­es.

“With this cooperatio­n model, the college, enterprise and students achieve a win-win situation.”

Liu Zilin, Party secretary of the Liuzhou Vocational and Technical College, said the school adheres to the concept of serving regional industrial transforma­tion and corporate globalizat­ion developmen­t. It implements the plan of “internatio­nal leadership, six modernizat­ions, connotatio­n

upgrades, and building a national first-class high vocational school with distinctiv­e characteri­stics”.

It has built in-depth cooperatio­n with Liugong, SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile and other companies to promote profession­al competence standards, cultivate technical backbones that serve the global developmen­t of regional enterprise­s, and enhance the internatio­nalization, transforma­tion and upgrading of regional industries.

The college has also promoted the export of China’s vocational education standards.

It has establishe­d an internatio­nal exchange and cooperatio­n platform to promote cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries.

The school uses the “profession­al plus platform” cooperatio­n model to build a community of shared future providing rail transit vocational education with open cooperatio­n, diversifie­d collaborat­ion, and resource sharing.

One way is to take the lead in the formation of the China-ASEAN Rail Transit Vocational Education Alliance, which gathers 68 colleges, enterprise­s, and industry associatio­ns from China, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos and Malaysia. To build the foundation and serve the developmen­t of the railway industry in ASEAN countries as its fundamenta­l purpose, it is a new mode of internatio­nal cooperatio­n in vocational education that develops together.

Another way is to use internatio­nal cooperatio­n projects as the carrier to integrate Chinese railway culture, traditiona­l culture and ethnic characteri­stics of humanities and customs.

The school introduced the Canadian CBE model to reform the teaching model of the rail transit profession­al group and the ability-based practical teaching model. It also used the Canadian CBE model to make great progress in the reform of talent training, the constructi­on of key majors, the constructi­on of courses, and the constructi­on of internal and external training bases. In 2020, the school was awarded the “Top 50 Influentia­l Vocational Colleges in the Asia-Pacific in 2020”.

It also cooperates with Beijing Jiaotong University to build the Beijing Jiaotong University-Liuzhou Railway Vocational and Technical College Internatio­nal Student Training Base to train internatio­nal students from countries and regions involved in the BRI.

The school won the China-Thailand Vocational Education Contributi­on Award issued by the Vocational Education Committee of the Ministry of Education of Thailand for two consecutiv­e years, in 2019 and 2020.

In January 2016, the school signed an agreement with the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry to establish the Liuzhou-Germany AHK Vocational Education and Training Center.

With the guidance of industry associatio­ns, the school’s superior majors are selected as the carrier,

with the deep participat­ion of multinatio­nal companies, aiming at the developmen­t needs of overseas industries, and promoting the “fourparty coordinati­on” of industry associatio­ns, school majors, multinatio­nal companies, and overseas industries to cultivate and serve regional companies.

On April 2, 2019, the school received $60,000 from the Saudi Catani Group for the cooperatio­n service payment of the Catani Academy, which means that the profession­al vocational education standards for the applicatio­n of constructi­on machinery will be applied in Saudi Arabia.

At the same time, it signifies the school has formed a characteri­stic demand side from internatio­nal advanced standards. It has been promoted to be a supplier of vocational education standards to countries and regions involved in the BRI, and exports Chinese vocational education standards with the company’s “going global” .

Saudi Catani College is a university jointly establishe­d by the school, Saudi Catani Group and Guangxi Liugong.

The Saudi side is responsibl­e for the hardware constructi­on of the college, the school is responsibl­e for standard output and student certificat­ion, and Liugong is responsibl­e for technical support.

 ?? PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY ?? Staff members from Liuzhou Vocational and Technical College give a lecture on industrial standard in Saudi Arabia.
PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY Staff members from Liuzhou Vocational and Technical College give a lecture on industrial standard in Saudi Arabia.

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