BEIJING, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday urged the nation to intensify its efforts to develop vocational education.
Xi said vocational education is an important part of both the national educational system and developing a skilled labor force, in an instruction to a two-day national work conference on vocational education, which was convened on Monday.
He stressed vocational education must be valued because it is an important path for young people to achieve success and could stimulate employment and start-ups as well as foster technical skills.
The president urged the nation to create an environment that will give full play to one's talent.
The nation should strive to nurture hundreds of millions of highly competent laborers and skilled technical workers, according to Xi.
He also emphasized that local governments should prioritize the development of a modern vocational education to facilitate the realization of the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation.
38 million students expected at vocational schools by 2020
BEIJING, June 22 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government plans to increase the total number of students at vocational education institutions to 38.3 million by 2020, a government guideline said Sunday.
In 2020, there will be about 23.5 million pupils at vocational schools, which in China take in students after they finish the first three years in middle schools, said the guideline to boost vocational education, which was issued by the State Council, China's cabinet.Full Story
Top political advisor urges enhancing vocational education
BEIJING, June 3 (Xinhua) -- China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng on Tuesday urged various measures to deploy a modern vocational education program to facilitate economic development and increase employment.
Vocational education concerns the transformation of China's economic development pattern and long-term competitiveness. It is also vital to improve the employment of the vast labor force, said Yu, chairman of the National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).Full Story
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