TÜV Rheinland sets up vocational training center with Shenzhen’s Third Vocational and Technical School
TÜV Rheinland Guangdong Ltd., the world’s leading service provider of quality certification and technical training services, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Third Vocational and Technical School of Shenzhen, to jointly open a Training Center of Quality Management, and deem to start vocational training courses from the second half of the year. The two parties will actively support SZ government to enhance vocational education and “talent city” strategy, work together to nurture the high-end quality management talents and technical talents needed for industrial development, so as to break new grounds towards uplifting “Shenzhen Quality” and establishing “Shenzhen Standard”.
With great support from the Shenzhen government along with many enterprises and workers, Shenzhen Federation of Trade Unions (FTU) plans to develop innovative vocational training approach in order to exploit the potential of employees by conducting a key project of systematic vocational trainings. The development of new competencies and skills and more effective use of knowledge will enhance the employability of individual workers and improve the competitiveness. The Training Center is a key part of Shenzhen FTU – Shenzhen Worker Quality Promotion Project.
Enrico Ruhle, Executive Vice President of TÜV Rheinland Group in charge of Business Stream of Academy and Life Care introduced, “At TÜV Rheinland Academy, we offer various levels of training programs. We train skilled workers, specialists and junior managers as well as a new generation of well qualified and highly motivated workforce. Our students obtain a recognized vocational degree after 2 – 3 years of training. Our diplomas and certificates can be a stepping stone to a successful professional career.”
“Vocational education is well accepted in the EU countries and enjoys a very high degree of social status especially in Germany where this type of occupational training serves as a main source of high-quality talents for enterprises. The cooperation between TÜV Rheinland and the School as well as Shenzhen FTU will help Shenzhen government rapidly enhance the overall quality of workers and the construction of an effective vocational education system,” said Yushun Wong, Executive Vice President of TÜV Rheinland Greater China at the signing ceremony.
Shenzhen to introduce German dual system of vocational training and education
The Training Center, located in Futian campus of the School, will work closely with TÜV Rheinland Academy in the domain of Shenzhen’s secondary vocational education. The School will be responsible for the promotion of training courses, taking charge of student enrollment and organization work by using their education resources and the strong network of Shenzhen FTU. TÜV Rheinland will undertake the teaching and the issuing of corresponding certificates. The two parties will jointly foster and train top quality-management and skilled technicians in Shenzhen with support from the municipal government.
According to the agreement, the two parties will cooperate in several areas, which include establishing school partnership, training teachers for the school, introducing vocational education courses from German TÜV Rheinland Vocational Schools and Colleges, learning from the dual system of Germany vocational schools, training for international vocational qualification certification, developing bilateral exchanges of teachers and students, and so on.
Future cooperation to extend to higher vocational education
Starting from the second half of 2015, the two sides will work together to develop training courses adapted to the future industrial development of Shenzhen. It will be done by means of extensive research on the demand for quality-management talents and skilled technicians.
The two sides also agreed to discuss the feasibility of establishing Shenzhen TÜV Rheinland Vocational and Technical College and embark on higher vocational education when the time is ripe. The efforts will accelerate the innovation of the vocational education system of Shenzhen.
If the early stage of cooperation runs smoothly, both TÜV Rheinland and the School have the intention to deepen cooperation; the two parties can jointly build a Sino-Germany TÜV Rheinland Shenzhen Training College (Tentative). The new college will be located in Bagualing and Pingshan campuses of the School.