Because VAPRO has a lot of contacts in China too, CIET (Center of Industrial Education and Training) asked VAPRO to arrange a study visit to China for around 20 staff members and principals of Polytechnic Academies and SMTI/SMAK schools from 26 - 30 October 2014.
VAPRO Indonesia together with VAPRO China organised and guided the trip to Shanghai and Hangzhou. In Shanghai, the vocational (and higher vocational) school Shanghai Information Technology College (SITC) was visited, especially the departments chemical technology, multimedia and logistics. After several presentations of the school and a guided tour through the impressive practical laboratories there, several HR managers of Chinese Processing Companies gave speeches about competence development and assessments of employees in the industry.
In Hangzhou, the Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU) and several departments of the university was visited, especially also the department Textile Technology. Also in Hangzhou two textile companies, one specialized in silk production, the other in testing all kind of fabrics were visited. It looks there is a good and strong relation between university and companies in that area.
The goal of this study visit was knowledge transfer and also trying to find long term cooperation partners. SITC and Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU) both are very willing to cooperate and share knowledge with Indonesian vocational schools. As a follow up, cooperation agreements are worked out and also training for teachers at SITC School next year will be considered.
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