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For the Future Program Holds Training Course for Vocational School Principals

From 17 to 21 October 2023, China Development Research Foundation (CDRF) commissioned Shenzhen Polytechnic University to co-organize the 8th Training Course for Principals of Vocational Schools. The training event seeks to elevate their school running philosophies and promote the reform and development of vocational education.

44 principals and senior teachers from vocational schools across China gathered in Shenzhen to learn and discuss key issues in the development of vocational education. Shi Lijia, assistant director of the China Development Research Foundation's Child Development Research Institute, and Huang Biao, deputy secretary of the School of Continuing Education and Training of Shenzhen Polytechnic University, attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches.

The training focuses on key issues such as integration of vocational education, reform of vocational education, and capacity building of vocational schools etc. Through lectures by vocational education experts, visits to schools and enterprises, and on-site teaching, trainees gained better understanding of the development trend of vocational education, policy directions, as well as the integration of general and vocational education, and the integration of vocational education and industry. The trainees gained comprehensive and practical experience to promote the high-quality development of vocational education.

Vocational education is an important pathway to create talents and an important foundation for economic and social development. Vocational schools leaders are the decisive factor in developing their schools and its students. This training event not only improved the principals’ philosophy and leadership, but also made exploration in the innovation and development of vocational education in China. Trainees said that they value this opportunity to continue to deepen the teaching reform, improve the quality of vocational education, contribute to creating  more skilled talents, and the sustainable development of vocational education.