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Supporting the Development of Chinese Vocational Education

On September 27, 2018, TÜV Rheinland Academy formally released its “Welcoming Industry 4.0 White Paper on the Development of Chinese Vocational Education” (hereafter referred to as the “White Paper”) at the International Summit and Exhibition for Vocational Education held in Guangzhou. Ms. Sherin Lin, Vice President of Academy & Life Care, TÜV Rheinland Greater China, and Carlo Humberg, Expert on the German dual vocational education system from TÜV Rheinland Academy, jointly revealed key parts of the White Paper at the event while also setting out the challenges, opportunities and developments for Chinese vocational education. TÜV Rheinland Academy worked with its equipment partners to introduce advanced vocational education implementations such as VR, Microsoft HoloLens and MR at the exhibition. Visitors were provided with a novel experience on integrated consulting solutions for dual vocational education.

White paper on dual vocational education

Lin said: “Chinese vocational education is now at a crossroads in development. The rise of Industry 4.0 means the upgrading of the manufacturing industry and the popularization of high and new technologies such as artificial intelligence. Conventional manufacturing expertise is now faced with a new round of challenges in professional development and this means tremendous development potential for vocational and technical education in China. TÜV Rheinland Academy analyzed more than one hundred businesses and schools against this current backdrop. The results were used to compile the White Paper that will hopefully serve as a useful guide for vocational education in China. The White Paper can also provide the vocational education industry as well as the reform and development of vocational educational institutions with a reference for their decision-making and help promote the cultivation of professional talent in China. ”

The White Paper is divided into three chapters that analyze the following topics based on research findings: Current status of Chinese vocational education in the lead-up to Industry 4.0 age; New opportunities in Chinese vocational education in the Industry 4.0 age; and Development trends in Chinese vocational education. In Chapter 1, TÜV Rheinland explains the challenges facing Chinese vocational education including the mismatch between the standard of vocational education and industry development, shortage of new talent, and shortfall in new vocational educators. Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 dissects the new opportunities for vocational education in the Industry 4.0 age. Highlights include the strengths of the German dual education system and its direction of localization development, as well as an outline of school-business cooperation models, and inter-institution cooperation.

Download free white paper (Chinese):
“Welcoming Industry 4.0 White Paper on the Development of Chinese Vocational Education”

Pannel discussion on “Educational fusion using digital techniques”

Carlo Humberg, our Expert of the German dual education system and the Senior Project Manager of TÜV Rheinland Academy, also took part in the pannel discussion on “Educational fusion using digital techniques” held at the same time. Humberg mentioned that even though the “Industry 4.0” concept is connected to continued increases in the level of automation in manufacturing techniques, it is the people that ultimately matters in “Industry 4.0.” That is why most of the recent discussions about “Industry 4.0” have revolved around the development of useful and essential skillsets in current and future employees. For vocational education, the main challenge posed by “Industry 4.0” is to the content of technical training courses. Upgrades must be made in response to technological developments and improvements made to organizational processes for a more team-oriented approach. A decision must then be made on what needs to be integrated.

The latest updates made by Germany to its national teaching materials for electrical and mechanical subjects now incorporate new skills with a particular emphasis on digitization. As the oldest and most famous training and education organization in Europe, TÜV Rheinland Academy inherits the spirit of German craftsmanship and has many years of experience with dual vocational education. It strives to promote the exchange and fusion of advanced techniques and educational models from Germany and China in order to drive the development of Chinese industry and education.

Vocational Training at TÜV Rheinland Academy China

TÜV Rheinland Academy has been operating in China for over three decades, bringing with its over 145 years of brand development and technical expertise as well some of the best talents in the industry. Efforts in recent years have focused on the development of a new approach to vocational education in China. Successful partnerships have been set up with a number of vocational schools including Guangzhou Light Industry Senior Technical School, Jiangmen City Technical School, Hainan College of Vocation and Technique, Shenzhen No.3 Vocational School of Technology, and The First vocational school of Tanggu Binhai new area Tianjin. The above partnerships combined the resources of TÜV Rheinland Academy and the vocational schools to provide a demonstration of the “dual system” in action. In the Sino-German Smart Manufacturing Academy for example the partners built an Industry 4.0 simulated factory that used the latest international technical resources and education system to provide an advanced demonstration of the “smart manufacturing” and “German dual” vocational education system in China. The cultivation of highly skilled talents for supporting the development of the smart manufacturing industry will help drive the transformation and upgrade of the entire industry chain.

In addition to strengthening school-business cooperation in Industry 4.0, TÜV Rheinland Academy is also working with vocational schools to set up training and examination centers. The training center will develop course resources based on international standards that will improve faculty standards and quality of teaching. The center will also carry out testing and accreditation of students based on their actual abilities. Recently completed projects include international training and certification of welding expertise with the Jiangmen Technical School, as well as the New Energy Vehicle Intelligent Automotive Training Center in partnership with Shanghai Boshi Motor Repair School.

“The transformation of Chinese vocational education is a matter of great urgency. TÜV Rheinland will lend its support through its own technical strengths and expertise.” concluded Lin.

Highly Qualified Employees for Biopharmaceutical Industry

To ensure patients a gentle, effective and at the same time efficient treatment,  research-driven pharmaceutical companies need to develop, improve and launch qualitatively outstanding therapies and pharmaceuticals. Experts with relevant qualifications are required to provide the clinical trials and approval studies at doctor’s surgeries and in hospitals: e.g. study nurses and study assistants. They ensure, that trials and studies run competently and according to the clinical validation plan. Training institutions like PAREXEL Academy provide the aspiring specialists both, the know-how and the tools they can apply in clinical research practice.

TÜV Rheinland Academy cooperates with PAREXEL

From left to right: Carsten Kleinert, Prof. Dr. Ulf Schneider (PAREXEL International), Enrico Rühle, Siegfried Schmauder (TÜV Rheinland)

Cooperation to meet the growing needs of biopharmaceutical industry

PAREXEL International and TÜV Rheinland Academy & Life Care have entered into discussions regarding a possible cooperation in respect of building global standards for education and training in the field of Clinical Research. The cooperation aims to deliver tailored, meaningful and effective education and training programs to meet the increasing global demand for professionals in the biopharmaceutical industry and build a sustainable talent pipeline. Therefore, Prof. Dr. Ulf Schneider, PAREXEL International, and Enrico Rühle, TÜV Rheinland Academy & Life Care, had plan to cooperate in training business a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”). By concluding this MoU, both parties expressed their intention to explore the possibility of a cooperation its terms and conditions further.

Key issues of the co-operation between PAREXEL and TÜV Rheinland

As key issues have been defined:

  1. to explore the possibility of a co-operation in respect of offering and marketing trainings in the field of Clinical Research on a global scale by using both parties’ expertise.
  2. to co-operate in defined education and training areas, e.g.:
    • roll-out of PAREXEL Academy programs delivered at selected TÜV Rheinland Academy’s locations Germany, Greater China, South Korea, Japan, and further locations in Europe and South America.
    • set up of both, joint full-time and part-time certificate programs, and degree programs with established university partnerships.

 

Further more, the coooperation includes:

  • to use TÜV Rheinland Integrated Learning Management System (ILMS).
  • to market defined portfolio and use as recruitment instrument.
  • to implement an online job portal to place graduates and build a constant talent pipeline.

 

As the first action points have been defined:

  • to offer Site Staff Trainings in the field of Clinical Research at selected locations of TÜV Rheinland Academy in Germany.
  • to roll-out a joint „Nursing School“ program with a pilot in Poland with the perspective of expanding program offer in Eastern Europe.
  • to implement TÜV Rheinland ILMS into the PAREXEL learning environment.

 

About PAREXEL

PAREXEL International is a leading global biopharmaceutical services organization, providing a broad range of expertise-based contract research, consulting, medical communications, and technology solutions and services to the worldwide pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. Headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts, PAREXEL operates in 80 locations with more than 15,000 employees in 50 countries. In Germany alone, the company employs more than 1,600 people.
PAREXEL Academy offers professionals training courses, workshops, and conferences at national and international levels since 2001.

TÜV Rheinland sets up vocational training center with Shenzhen’s Third Vocational and Technical School

Shenzhen to Introduce German Dual System of Vocational Training

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.

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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.

Automotive Training Center Kunshan, China

Automotive Technical Training Center in China

First One-Stop Facility in China for the Automotive Aftersales Market

TÜV Rheinland Auto Technical Training Center (ATTC) officially opened for business in Kunshan on March 19, 2014 to become the first one-stop facility in China offering a full range of solutions for the automotive aftersales market.

TÜV Rheinland’s answer to the need of the automotive industry is the opening of its first automotive technical training center in China, which is also the first of its kind in China that offers one-stop solutions. The Center will focus on the training of new-technology automotive repair and maintenance as well as modern management skills of service stations. It will strive to establish a series of new standards for automotive repair and maintenance.

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The Center ushers in a series of new concepts and advanced technologies for the developing automotive aftersales service in China. All players in the value chain are ready to benefit from the systemic and comprehensive auto training and consulting services. Most importantly, the new set-up is about to change their business model and enhance their brand image.

The Kunshan-based training and consulting service center covers an area of 3,000 square meters and is furnished with advanced equipment and training vehicles. All devices are from the world’s leading suppliers such as BOSCH, Mahr and Lucas-Nülle. The Center benefits from the stationing of a group of qualified German experts who guarantee the best service and support. Funded by DEG PPP, TÜV Rheinland Automotive Technical Training Center is going to play a significant role in China’s automotive aftersales market.

“Right from day one when the plan was conceived, the Kunshan government had been giving generous support to the establishment of the Center. Considering the convenient transportation and the strategic location, we decided to establish the auto technology training center in Kunshan,” Ms. YAN added.

TÜV Rheinland Devotes Efforts to Auto Aftersales Training and Consulting

TÜV Rheinland’s answer to the need of the automotive industry is the opening of its first automotive technical training center in China, which is also the first of its kind in China that offers one-stop solutions. The Center will focus on the training of new-technology automotive repair and maintenance as well as modern management skills of service stations. It will strive to establish a series of new standards for automotive repair and maintenance. Currently, the Center provides two types of services:

The first type is automotive training including:

  • Aftersales training: after sales manager training, service adviser training, technician training.
  • Electric vehicle training: safety training, motor and control system, electric air-condition compressor and inverter, battery, battery management system, charging system.
  • Vehicle inspection training: second-hand vehicle training, appraiser training.
  • Trainer and vocational instructor training.
  • Automotive aftersales certification.

The second type is automotive consulting including:

  • 360°service management consulting: service experience, service efficiency, service hardware and service quality.
  • Develop service operation process and manual: to be developed in four steps.

The training is very strong in practicality that covers the operational skills of latest technologies. In addition, the certification scheme involved in the training has been approved by the automotive industry and Chinese authorities.

TÜV Rheinland Dedicates Itself to Long-term Development of Automotive Aftersales

China’s automotive aftersales service market is currently at the starting point. There is still room for improvement of the service level, though the service concept and awareness has been growing gradually. A practical and comprehensive scheme is essential to the fast and healthy development of China’s automotive aftersales service market, including training qualified aftersales service personnel with extensive knowledge, enhancing service efficiency and quality, as well as developing efficient service process and standards.

TÜV Rheinland Automotive Technical Training Center will help clients to increase efficiency, improve quality management and train qualified service team thanks to its full-solution competence. The Center has so far signed several training agreements with some automotive OEMs. Through deepening collaboration with clients and partners, TÜV Rheinland aims at its long-term development in China’s automotive aftersales market.

IRCA QMS ALA training course 2013 in Antwerp

IRCA Trainings in Antwerp

IRCA Surveillance Audit in Antwerp Passed Successfully

The high quality of IRCA training by TÜV Rheinland is well-established. In September, the surveillance audit of the IRCA QMS Auditor training course in Antwerp was passed with flying colors.

IRCA QMS ALA training course 2013 in Antwerp

IRCA QMS ALA training course 2013 in Antwerp

Since 2003, the TÜV Rheinland Academy is an IRCA approved training organization. IRCA auditor training courses are offered by TÜV Rheinland everywhere in the world, in the area of Occupational Health & Safety, Energy, Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) as well as Quality or Environmental Management.

IRCA Lead Tutors and Product Managers of TÜV Rheinland meet on an annual basis, to share experiences, receive information on the latest developments and continuously improve trainings together. This year‘s meeting took place in early August in Cologne with 14 participants.

IRCA Meeting 2013, Cologne

IRCA Meeting 2013, Cologne

In addition to the expert topics, an item of the agenda had been devoted to the advertising for auditor trainings according IRCA. The global online advertising got launched in September.

Find out more about IRCA trainings in the different countries on our website: www.tuv.com/auditor-training

TÜV Rheinland Welder Training Course in China

Welder Training in Shanghai & Guangzhou

Welder Training: Technical Seminars & Awareness Sessions on Welding in China

TÜV Rheinland Welder Training Course in China

News reports about serious accidents at industrial facilities, traffic infrastructure or during the maintenance work at building and construction sites are regularly filling the pages. The following investigation reveals the reason for the accidents: There are cases, the accidents have been directly linked to welded components. They were of a poor quality exported from China and built into the facilities which later crashed. Or it demonstrated a lack of welding skills or a missing awareness about key aspects of a quality management system in the organization or with individual employees.

The TÜV Rheinland Academy in China
is offering a series of services in this regard.

At two awareness sessions recently held in Shanghai and Guangzhou in total more than 80 participants joined to get informed about these relationships, the relevant standards and our services in this regard. Caterpillar, the manufacturer of heavy construction vehicles, also invited the TÜV Rheinland trainer to deliver a technical seminar. Practical welder trainings according to EN 287 / ISO 9606 have also been held in Shanghai in cooperation with a local partner.

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Ahmed EL Tuwaisy’s Anniversary for IRCA Auditor Training

Training Course for
Kuweit Petroleum International – Q8

The IRCA tutors from TÜV Rheinland are scattered around the globe but feel like a big family. Some of them were on site personally, as Ahmed EL Tuwaisy held its 100th IRCA auditor training course in early December in The Hague (NL). Pierre Große, who is responsible for the IRCA training at TÜV Rheinland, presented a certificate to the anniversary.

In The Hague employees by Kuwait Petroleum International – known in Europe as Q8 – were trained. The company is one of the most important key accounts by TÜV Rheinland in Egypt. Since 2008 Q8 commissioned seven IRCA QMS Lead Auditor trainings in Kuwait and even in Europe. The Q8 subsidiaries in Kuwait, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, Italy, Great Britain and the Netherlands have been audited by TÜV Rheinland Eqypt for conformity with ISO 9001 and in 2012 the oil refinery in Rotterdam with ISO 50001.

Ahmed EL Tuwaisy has not only trained and audited Q8. Even companies such as Mobil Oil, ExxonMobil, Siemens, Mercedes, Alcatel and ABB are among his clients.

Photo:
Ahmed EL Tuwaisy (left), Managing Director of TÜV Rheinland Egypt, is working since 1998 for TÜV Rheinland. Since 2003 he performs IRCA training, as a Senior Lead Auditor and Lead Tutor for QMS, EMS, EnMS and OH & S management systems as well as IRCA Certified Lead Auditor for QMS, EMS and OHSAS.
Pierre Große (right), Director IRCA Auditor Training

About IRCA

The International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) is the largest and most important international certification body for auditors of management systems. The TÜV Rheinland Academy is an IRCA approved training organization and qualifies IRCA certified Lead Auditor’s worldwide with a comprehensive know-how of management systems and industry standards. More than 100 tutors operated for TÜV Rheinland in 2012.

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