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Chinese education system to focus on VET

Monday, August 18 2014

Pie News, 8 August 2014

China has recently released a six-year Modern Vocational Education Development Strategy in a bid to raise the profile of vocational education and fill skills gaps in a job market already saturated with gradates academically trained both at home and abroad. Aiming to increase the number of students in vocational educational institutions from 29.34 million now, to 38.3 million by 2020, the government said it could convert 600 public universities to polytechnic institutions and add a vocational skills element to the Gaokao entrance exam system. The strategy aims to draw on considerable industry participation by encouraging companies with specific skill demand to outsource their needs to local TVET schools.

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