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President Zhou Yong Attended the 4th China-US Provincial-level Education Department Dialogue Meeting

On October 30th and 31st, the Education Ministries of China and the United States successfully held the fourth Sino-US Provincial-level dialogue of education departments in Washington. It is the first high-level intergovernmental dialogue on the theme of "Vocational Technology Education and Training." More than 70 representatives from the central/federal and provincial/state education administrations, vocational education colleges and research institutes, and industry companies from the two countries gathered to discuss their respective policies and practical experiences in the field of vocational education so as to explore an effective way for cooperation between the local colleges of China and the United States. The two sides agreed that the two countries face common opportunities and challenges in the field of vocational education. The two sides have broad prospects for cooperation in college-enterprise cooperation, teacher training, and student exchanges.

Zhou Yong, the president of our college, attended the meeting as one of the 36 members of the Chinese delegation. During the meeting, he visited the Northern Virginia Community College and discussed the possibility of setting up a big data research center of employment, the construction of cyberspace security and curriculum construction as well as the exchange of personnel exchanges with President Scott and Vice President Steven. It is reported that Northern Virginia Community College has made significant achievements in technology-led labor market research and training such as the largest and fastest-growing cyberspace security course in the United States and the support of Amazon's online service internship program on the East Coast.

On November 2nd, President Zhou Yong made an inspection of the implementation of the P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) project set up by IBM and the Orange Community College of New York State University in New York, NY, and discussed the ways to introduce the project to Changzhou with the American side. It is reported that the P-TECH project is a not-for-profit project of professional skills and literacy promoted by IBM. It has been launched in more than 100 countries and regions around the world. The representative of IBM made an initial exchange with the Changzhou Institute of Information in July, 2018.



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