Kong Zi Institute at the University of Malaya Holds 2019 Sino-Malaysia TVET Forum

[Source]    Kong Zi Institute at the University of Malaya [Time]    2019-11-19 14:06:47 

On November 14, "2019 Sino-Malaysia TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) Forum", sponsored by the Kong Zi Institute at the University of Malaya and co-sponsored by ZTE Education Management Co., Ltd. and STEM Center of Malaya University, was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With the theme of "Embracing Industry 4.0 and Creating a Better Future", the forum focused on the training of professional skilled talents that China and Malaysia are most concerned about, and discussed the development of vocational education and the training of enterprise talents in China and Malaysia in combination with China's "the belt and road initiative". Mohd Rashid, Minister of Human Resources of Malaysia, Yong Zulina BintiZubairi, Associate Vice-Chancellor at University of Malaya, Noor Zalina Binti Mohamood, Director of the Kong Zi Institute at the University of Malaya, Zhang Zhen, Cultural Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia, Wang Zhenghai, Chinese Director of Kong Zi Institute at the University of Malaya, and Meng Fanyue, Brand Director of ZTE Education Management Co., Ltd. attended the forum. More than 200 audience were present.

Group photo

Zalina said in her speech that vocational skills education has become an important part in the development strategies of many countries. At present, China has made remarkable achievements in scientific and technological development, especially during the challenges of the fourth industrial revolution. China will be an important partner to help Malaysia to achieve success in vocational education. As a bridge for cultural exchange between the two countries, the Kong Zi Institute at the University of Malaya will play an important role and it will promote teaching and scientific research activities into deeper areas of cooperation so as to benefit more students and the people of the two countries.

On behalf of Kula Segaran, Minister of Human Resources in Malaysia, Mohd Rashid said in his speech that in the education and training of professional skills, the most important thing is to apply what one has learned to become the demand of the market labor force, and enterprises play an important role in this aspect. If the business community can provide professional skills education and training opportunities, it will help to promote the transformation of professional skills education and training. Kula hopes that Malaysia-China cooperation in vocational skills education and training can train talents with high production value and professional skills to ensure the economic development of Malaysia.

Guest delivering a speech

In the forum, Noraini, Chairman of the National STEM Centre in Malaysia, Umawathy, Senior Assistant Director at Education Department of Institute of Technology and Community of Ministry of Education in Malaysia, Pan Shoudong, Vice President of Beijing Superstar Information Technology Co. Ltd., Li Shujing, President of the Vocational Education Branch of the Foreign Language Teaching And Research Press, delivered keynote speeches on "Malaysia-China Vocational Skills Education-Engine of Growth", "Public-Private Partnership of TVET Project-Role of Industry", "How MOOC Promotes Integration of Enterprise and Vocational Education" and "Establishment of Standard Teaching System for Vocational Foreign Languages" respectively. The audience exchanged views with guests on the theme of the forum.

Certificate exchange ceremony

At the opening ceremony, a certificate exchange ceremony was held by Kong Zi Institute at the University of Malaya and ZTE Education Management Co., Ltd. Both sides reached an agreement on cooperation in training courses, establishment of education exchange mechanism, and establishment of ZTE Silk Road Scholarship. According to the agreement, ZTE will mobilize the resources of its domestic vocational colleges and join hands with the Kong Zi Institute at the University of Malaya to offer " Chinese + Vocational Skills" training courses such as communication, Internet of Things and Big Data. In addition, the "ZTE Silk Road Scholarship" was set jointly set up by ZTE Education and the Kong Zi Institute at the University of Malaya, offering 20 places each year for Malaysian high school graduates.


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