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China / A vocational school with no worries about her graduates

A slowing Chinese economy has fueled concern among many colleges for students’ job prospects, but the principal of Chengdu Modern Vocational School has no such worries about her graduates.

July was a rewarding month for Chen Min, whose institute has registered a 100 percent employment rate for five consecutive years, with one-third of graduates securing one or more job offers six months before obtaining their diplomas.

On a typical humid summer afternoon in Chengdu, the fastest developing growth engine in western China, a group of apprentices, aged between 16 and 18, were starting a hairdressing journal, filled with jargon used in the trade.

By engaging them in heated discussion on the basic knowledge behind a certain hairstyle, Chen said the school is able to free students from a stereotyped, rigid curriculum, encourage them to “think outside the box” and to gain more hands-on experience in hair salons.

An education veteran, she has long seen vocational education’s value in training skilled workers, tapping emerging-market needs and improving the employment rate.

By signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Northern Melbourne Institute (NMIT), one of Australia’s leading vocational training institutes, Chen expects to take her school to the forefront of the vocational education arena, and for this model to benefit the vast majority in China.

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via The road to life after education – People’s Daily Online.

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