News Archive 2011
CL hosts important visitors from Hubei Province
ECL were delighted to invite and host Principal Nianyou Chen and Director Ailiang Huang from Huanggang Polytechnic College a leading Vocational Organization in Hubei Province for their first visit to the U.K. The five day itinerary was very full commencing in Nottingham and ending in London. The specific purpose of the exchange was for both parties to discuss and agree the foundation for a “Sister College” working partnership going forward. Both of the respective organizations have much in common both in their philosophy and approach to education and training also there is a high degree of cross-over in terms of course offer and subject coverage, and in their geographic location close to the centre of their country. The visitors undertook tours of a number of key SNC sites and had presentations from a number of Heads of School and Curriculum Managers who provided an overview of capabilities. The open dialogue was refreshing and exciting with both sides recognizing the potential and future opportunities working together can bring for students and staff here in the UK and in China. As an outcome both parties expect to sign an outline agreement later this month with activity commencing in November and December. Despite the limited time available the guests were able to visit the University of Nottingham Campus and Wollaton Hall and Grounds before leaving Nottingham to visit The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) in Hertford whilst en route to London for their return flight to Beijing.
UK Delegation support Skills for Employment Conference – Hosted by the British Council
A delegation comprising of seven UK keynote speakers and subject matter experts supported a three day Skills for Employability conference arranged and hosted by the British Council in Guangzhou City. The conference invitee’s included senior dignitries and delegates from over fifty government departments, agencies and organizations from across Mainland China. The event was opened by Mr. Peter Upton, Director South China, Consul (Culture and Education) – British Embassy
ECL in partnership with the Institute of the Motor Industry – Sector Skills Council made presentations to conference covering National Occupational Standards (NOS), QCF Unit Design, Credit and Levelling, Curriculum Development and Progression Pathways to the audience followed by Question & Answer sessions.
The event was a significant success for all stakeholders and served to provide an excellent networking opportunity for all those organizations and individuals who attended.
ECL selected by British Council Skills for Employability – Partnership for Skills Development
EMTEC Colleges Limited (ECL) has been selected by the British Council Culture & Education Section as their Automotive Partner for their Skills for Employability Programme in Guangdong Province in Mainland China.
“Through Skills for Employment (SfE) we aim to enhance the UK’s reputation as a source of expertise and as an international partner for skills development, raise standards in skills internationally and strengthen UK market position as an international player in skills.”
“SfE Partnerships for Skills Development supports the UK VET sector to work in partnership with government agencies and ministries to develop solutions to their national skills challenges.” Also it “Assists the development of training systems in the countries involved and ultimately strengthen the skills young people need to be employable in a global economy as well as providing opportunity in new markets for UK organizations to develop sustainable partnerships.” Source British Council.
This two year programme will witness ECL working alongside a minimum of two leading Automotive Vocational Colleges, selected by the British Council against their criteria and based in Guangzhou City. The programme shall cover key areas including; curriculum development linked to employer needs and work-based learning and assessment methods.
ECL shall also be working within a consortium of four UK GFEC’s to deliver this Sino-UK Partnership for Skills Development Programme.
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ECL signs MOU with leading Beijing Vocational College
Following a very positive meeting with the Director for International Cooperation and the Senior Management Team for Automotive Engineering Department, ECL signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Beijing Vocational College of Electronic Science & Technology. This college has been specially selected by the Beijing Vocational Education Department to lead on the development of International Partnerships and to act as a Regional Centre of Vocational Excellence, showcasing and sharing best practice.
“The College has a very coherent strategic plan to engage and work with International Partners and Global Brands, this is matched by excellent training resources and partnerships across a number of key sectors.” “We are delighted to now be part of this important International strategy and we are confident the outcome’s shall have a very positive impact and provide far reaching benefits to both organizations.” Commented Andy Moore (ECL – Managing Director).