Delegate from Saudi Arabia Visits ECL to Complete Assessor Qualification
Khaled Alwassia先生是Mohamed Yousuf Naghi的国家汽车集团培训经理。Mohamed Yousuf Naghi在沙特阿拉伯国电机组制造及经销行业，包括捷豹，路虎，宝马，劳斯莱斯和现代提供完整的销售和售后服务服务水平方面都享有很高的声誉。
ECL’s distinguished guest Mr Khaled Alwassia from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia visited our Ruddington site from 29th April 2013 to 4th May 2013, in order to complete his IMI Awards Assessor training which has begun in February of this year.
Mr Khaled Alwassia is the National Training Manager of Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motor Group. Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motor group network of manufacturer dealerships consists of Jaguar, Land Rover, BMW, Rolls Royce and Hyundai, which offer full Sales and Aftersales services with high levels of customer satisfaction throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Mr Khaled Alwassia started his IMI Awards Assessor training in Jeddah with 12 other Instructors when ECL’s Sector Quality Manager Mr Adrian Stevenson visited the company from 16th February 2013 to 1st March 2013 and delivered the training programme. During this period, ECL provided an intensive training programme which contained the Assessor and the PTLLS training courses.
Mr Khaled Alwassia was very pleased to visit ECL in the UK and to complete the intensive training programme in a week. ECL’s Managing Director Mr Andy Moore and Director of Business Development Dr Shaoyi Zhang also shown their sincere welcome and expressed the prospect about this cooperation.
- Mr Khaled Alwassia (man in the middle) has picture taken with ECL’s Managing Director Mr Andy Moore (left 2), Business Development Dr Shaoyi Zhang (left 1), Sector Quality Manager Mr Adrian Stevenson (right 2), and Commercial Contracts Manager Mr Eric Braham at Ruddington site.
- Mr Khaled Alwassia has picture taken with ECL’s Sector Quality Manager Mr Adrian Stevenson at the Ruddington site.
- ECL’s Sector Quality Manager Mr Adrian Stevenson (man in the right) visits Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motor Group in Jeddah and has his picture taken with Mr Khaled Alwassia (right 2), IMI Lead External Verifier Mr Paul Whiteside (left 2), and Teacher Training Instructor Mr Paul Windridge (man in the left).
- ECL’s Sector Quality Manager Mr Adrian Stevenson has picture taken with the Instructors from Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motor Group and TVTC in Jeddah.
- ECL’s Sector Quality Manager Mr Adrian Stevenson is in the class delivering the IMI Assessor training course with the Instructors from Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motor Group and TVTC in Jeddah.
Ceremony for Signing Agreement and Presenting IMI L1 Certificates and First National ECL/IMI Partner College Consortium Day
The Ceremony for signing the extended Co-operation Agreement and presenting IMI Level 1 Qualification Certificates was hosted jointly by Central College Nottingham and Chengdu Industrial Vocational Technical College (CIVTC) in Chengdu (China) on 17th April 2013. The IMI co-operation project between these two colleges has recently been highly commended by the Chinese Vice Minister Madam Lu Xin from MoE and by the UK Minister of State for Trade and Investment Lord Green.
The VIP guests for this Ceremony included delegates from both UK and Chinese Governments; the vocational colleges and university reporting to the Ministry of Education (MoE), the Ministry of Transport of the PRC (MoT) and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the PRC (MoHRSS); international well-known companies and national/provincial/municipal industry institutes/associations as detailed below:
- Central College Nottingham Delegation:
- Malcolm Cowgill (Principal & Chief Executive)
- Yultan Mellor (Vice Principal Curriculum)
- Andrew Moore (Managing Director, EMTEC Colleges Limited (ECL) – part of Central College Nottingham)
- Shaoyi Zhang (Director of Business Development, ECL)
- Stephen Turner (Sector Development Manager (Automotive), ECL)
- Adrian Stevenson (Sector Quality Manager (Automotive), ECL)
- Long Sun (Project Manager locating in China, ECL)
- CIVTC Leaders:
- Debin Liao (Principal)
- Xiong Ma (Party Secretary)
- Xueru Jiang (Director of Automotive Department)
- Congming Wang (Vice Director of Automotive Department)
- Yan Jiao (Project Manager of International Department)
- Leaders from other departments
- Other training providers
- Huanggang Polytechnic College (HPC): this is the Sister College of Central College Nottingham
- Guangzhou Communication and Transportation Vocational School (GCTVS): this is the British Council Partner College of Central College Nottingham
- TTi (China): this is ECL’s Strategic Partner in China
- Beijing Polytechnic (BP)
- Shanghai Communications Polytechnic (SCP)
- Chongqing College of Electronic Engineering (CCEE)
- Chongqing Yubei Vocational Education Center (CQYVEC)
- Chengdu University
- Chengdu Technician College
- A couple of other colleges from the Chengdu Automotive Vocational Education Consortium
- Pro-Act Training and Development Centre (Automobile) of Hong Kong Vocational Training Council
- Chengdu Education Bureau
- UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) from British Consulate General Chongqing
- British Council
- China-Britain Business Council (CBBC)
- Application & Service Committee of Society of Automotive Engineers of China (SAE)
- China Heavy Vehicle Engineering Machinery Parts Association and Sichuan Provincial Automotive Maintenance & Repair Committee
- Chengdu Automotive Maintenance & Repair Guilds
- Porsche (China) Motors Ltd
- BASF Coatings International
- Top Chinese government run media, such as China News Agency, China Daily, China Education News, Sichuan Daily, Chengdu Daily, Chengdu Evening News, Education Channel of Sichuan TV and Automotive Maintenance & Repair News etc
In the Ceremony, Mr Xiong Ma (Party Secretary, CIVTC), Mr Malcolm Cowgill (Principal & Chief Executive, Central College Nottingham) and Mr Simon Mellon (Head of UK Trade & Investment, British Consulate General Chongqing) each delivered a speech.
Witnessed by all delegates, Principal Malcolm Cowgill and Principal Debin Liao (CIVTC) signed the Agreement for a wide range of co-operation activities between the two colleges.
Mr Andrew Moore (Managing Director, ECL) presented the IMI Level 1 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Qualification Certificates to the 14 students from the first IMI Class nationwide. In recognition of their achievement and in order to encourage them to become international professionals, they were also rewarded with an automotive technical English book presented by Dr Shaoyi Zhang (Director of Business Development, ECL).
Immediately after the Signing and Presentation Ceremony, the first “National ECL/IMI Partner College Consortium Day” commenced.
First of all, the Sino-UK Vocational Education Cooperation Seminar, which was jointly hosted by Mrs Yultan Mellor (Vice Principal of Central College Nottingham) and Mr Debin Liao (Principal of CIVTC), successfully attracted people’s attention. The delegates from the Chinese colleges across China, Porsche, BASF (China) and British Council all came to join this important session. Mrs Yultan Mellor delivered a detailed presentation about the development of Central College Nottingham, profession establishment, curriculum development, the achievement of World Skills competition, the Apprenticeship Programme, the International Foundation Programme and the international cooperation. Other team members of the Central College Nottingham delegation also answered many related questions. The satisfying reply made the Chinese colleges showing huge interest to cooperate with Central College Nottingham. CIVTC is the first Chinese college who cooperated with Central College Nottingham in China, and it is also the first IMI Approved Assessment Centre in China. Mrs Xueru Jiang (Director of Automotive Department, CIVTC) shared with other attendees their successful experience of the localisation of IMI training programme, and the promotion of the IMI qualification system in China. All the attendees from other Chinese colleges and enterprises highly recognised the achievement made by Central College Nottingham and CIVTC together. Attendees expressed that this seminar not only broadened their horizons, but also strengthened their confidence to have more international cooperation with Central College Nottingham.
After the seminar, the delegates from Porsche, BASF (China) and the colleges were invited to join the skills demonstration of vehicle repair and maintenance which was presented by students from the first IMI Class. The positive spirits, excellent skills, and professional dress code of these students made a very good impression to the delegates, who all praised the students by their outstanding performance and their professional quality. These students have been regarded to equip the essential competency which meets the modern enterprises’ requirements.
Following the demonstration, two members of staff from Central College Nottingham delivered excellent presentations involving new Electric and Hybrid Vehicle technologies, UK vocational skills and World Skills competitions. Mr Adrian Stevenson introduced the background of Electric and Hybrid Vehicle technology and its future development and also explained the IMI curriculum offer relevant to this field available from Central College Nottingham. Mr Stephen Turner delivered a thorough introduction about the background of the World Skills competition, the selection procedure, and the achievements made by Central College Nottingham. The brilliant presentation and humorous answers by these two experts won all the delegates’ compliments.
Finally, BASF (China) demonstrated modern car paint application techniques to the delegates using their new product waterborne paint supported by their innovative paint spray gun and bake oven. Students, teachers, and other delegates gave positive feedback to BASF’s demonstration and everyone expects more companies to join the college-company cooperation.
As one of the most important milestones in the business development in China, the success in hosting this event has significantly raised the reputation and profile of Central College Nottingham and the IMI project in China. This event has launched a new stage for the IMI project and extended the overall co-operation between Central College Nottingham and its Chinese partner colleges. At the same time, this has suggested that as the key partner for skills development and for supporting China’s vocational education reform, the UK’s internationally recognised most advanced expertise can be beneficial to China. In return it will thus facilitate the export of UK’s expertise to the international market and eventually achieve a mutually beneficial outcome.
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ECL Hosts 12 Delegates from Chengdu Industrial Vocational Technical College and Shanghai Communications Polytechnic for “Train the Master Trainer and Assessor/IV” Programme
ECL was pleased to welcome 12 Chinese delegates from the Chengdu Industrial Vocational Technical College (CIVTC ) and Shanghai Communications Polytechnic (SCP ), who arrived in the UK on Sunday 20th January 2013 for “Train The Master Trainer and Assessor/IV” programme, which is part of the ECL/IMI project in both colleges. The group spent 12 days in ECL from 21st January 2013 to 5 February 2013. Both Chinese colleges are the top colleges in China with whom ECL maintains partnerships for vocational education and training activities.
The training focuses mainly on Health and Safety, the latest IMI Assessor and Internal Verifier qualifications (i.e. the 501/0944/3 IMIAL Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (QCF) and the 501/0947/9 IMIAL Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (QCF)) as well as workshop practical skills etc. This will establish/enhance a solid foundation for the co-operation.
Apart from the intensive daily training based in ECL’s Ruddington campus, the 12 Chinese delegates, who were led by Mr Sijun Feng (Vice Principal of CIVTC), also visited IMI in Fanshaws on Wed 23rd Jan 2013 accompanied by ECL staff. The purpose for these Chinese delegates to visit IMI in Fanshaws was to provide an opportunity for them to better understand the history of IMI Group and IMI Awards Ltd (IMIA), the heritage of British Motor Industry, and gain an appreciation of the global leading position of the internationally recognised UK IMI national occupational standards and qualifications. The delegates were warmly welcomed by IMI staff led by Mr Alan Mackrill (Managing Director of IMIA) and Mr Stephen Longworth, before attending a presentation by Mr Longworth and a discussion session with him.
The delegates of both colleges stated that the visit was really pleasant and productive. It enabled them to acquire knowledge both of the historic and the current important roles that IMI has played and continues to play in the global automotive sector, which will further facilitate the ECL/IMI co-operation project in both colleges in China. Mr Andy Moore (Managing Director of ECL) appreciated highly the hospitality that the Chinese delegation received from IMI. Dr Zhang from ECL said that this visit was a milestone in the development of business with both Chinese colleges. It helped to significantly enhance the UK’s reputation as a source of expertise and a partner for skills development – and this is what China is seeking in order to improve its workforce competency and further secure China’s world leader status in automotive production and sales.
All the Chinese teachers successfully completed the “Train the Master Trainer and Assessor/IV” programme in ECL, and received certificates which were issued by the Central College, Nottingham, from Mr Malcolm Cowgill, the Principal and Chief Executive of the College, at an awards ceremony on 5th February 2013 before they left the UK and went back to China on 6th February 2013.
- Mr Sijun Feng, Vice Principal of CIVTC (man in the middle of the first row) leads all the Chinese delegates having picture with ECL staff.
- Mr Andy Moore, Managing Director of ECL, giving presentation to the Chinese delegates.
- Welcome dinner on 21st Jan 2013. Mr Andy Moore (man in the middle) toasting to everyone.
- Welcome dinner on 21st Jan 2013. Dr Shaoyi Zhang, Director of Business Development of ECL (lady in the middle) toasting to everyone.
- Visit IMI in Fanshaws on 23rd Jan 2013. Having picture with Mr Stephen Longworth, Chief Verifier – IMIAL (2nd from the right in the 1st row).
- Workshop learning.
- Discussion with Mr Stephen Turner (Sector Development Manager of ECL) in class.
- Mr Stephen Longworth visits the Chinese delegates in ECL Ruddington Campus on 29th Jan 2013, having picture with everyone.
- Classroom learning.
- Farewell dinner on 4th Feb 2013.
- Mr Malcolm Cowgill, the Principal and Chief Executive of Central College Nottingham (1st man from the left) presents gift to Director Xueru Jiang (1st lady from the left) and Director Congming Wang (man in the middle) from CIVTC.
- Mr Malcolm Cowgill (1st man from the left) presents gift to Mr Shigou Zuo (man in the middle) from SCP.
- The Chinese delegates have group photo taken with Mr Malcolm Cowgill and other ECL staff.
- Workshop learning.
- The Chinese delegates have group photo taken with Mr Malcolm Cowgill, Mr John Dawson, World Skills Auto-Tech Training Manager of ECL (right from the banner) and other ECL staff.