Better Career Opportunities for Vocational Training Students

Partner: Suzhou Industrial Park Institute
Country: China
Start date: 01/05/2012
Project type: Education
Project reach: 8,253 direct beneficiaries

In China employment-oriented vocational training institutions face the problem that their graduates lack potential for sustainable development in their careers. According to employers, graduates now lack the abilities of self-regulated learning, teamwork and constant improvement.

The GSRD Foundation supports the Suzhou Industrial Park Institute of Vocational Training (SIPIVT) in transforming this pattern by taking the focus off concerns about students’ employment and putting focus on students’ sustainable development. SIPIVT works together with other vocational training schools to train and develop students’ core abilities such as individual learning skills, teamwork skills and critical thinking. By redesigning the curriculum system, reforming teaching approaches, establishing self-learning platforms and spaces, and reconstructing the quality evaluation system, SIPIVT wants to develop a new training scheme suitable for students’ sustainable development.

Suzhou Industrial Park Institute of Vocational Technology is a Chinese higher vocational training institute. This institute has set up an integrated teaching environment in which the focus is on practical training. They assign great importance to hands-on experience, English communication skills, quality consciousness and teamwork spirit, so as to enable its graduates to meet the needs of foreign investors.