After reviewed the < UNESCO-UNEVOC Medium-Term Strategy for 2021–2023> with the colleagues from UNVOC, ZJTIE was invited by Ms Soo-Hyang Choi, the director of UNESCO-UNEVOC, to participate a virtual meeting themed of “TVET Response to the pandemic” on March 2, 2021. Director Ms. Soo-Hyang Choi, Programme Specialist Ms. Miki Nozawa, Programme Officer Ms. Kenneth Barrientos and Programme Officer Mr. Wouter de Regt joined the meeting. Vice principle Prof. Chunlin Huang and Director of External Affairs office Prof. Gangqiang Zheng represented ZJTIE participated in the meeting.
Mr. Chunlin Huang shared the experiences of TVET combating the pandemic, and expressed the development of TVET in the post-pandemic era and the role of ZJTIE would play in. He had especially introduced the experience of ZJTIE combating the pandemic in his speech: ZJTIE had mobilized and united every department to deploy measures and contingency plans into details to ensure the fluency of teaching and research, securing “Teaching and studying online” during epidemic prevention and control, and created new models of personnel training in the new normal of teaching after the epidemic. In the meantime, ZJTIE had actively utilized its regional advantage, grasping the trend of TVET and personnel training, enhancing the coalescent of industry and education. It had also supported the factories to resume work by sending graduates as interns after the epidemic to satisfy the personnel need for industries, fulfilling the responsibility of Chinese TVET.
Director Soo-Hyang Choi expressed tremendous interest in Mr. Huang’s speech. She praised the measures taken by the Chinese TVET and ZJTIE in response to the pandemic, and discussed other topics such as personnel training in TVET, prospect of technology development, etc. She suggested to share the Chinese experience to other UNEVOC centers around the world to facilitate long term development of international TVET.
Other specialists from the UNESCO-UNEVOC had joined the discussion as well.
The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Center, which is based in Bonn, Germany, is one of 8 UNESCO institutes and centers working in the field of TVET to promote peace, poverty alleviation, and sustainable development. ZJTIE, as one of UNEVOC centers in China, has actively taken part in international TVET cooperation, and has achieved a series of effective outcomes.