Our journey commenced with a visit to Guangzhou Light Industry Technician College, where we immersed ourselves in the rich world of Guangdong handcraft artworks showcased in the College Museum. This handcraft master tradition aligns with the technical school’s ethos. The same tradition in Germany especially in vocational training sector inspired the school and also meets the development goals. Subsequent to a fruitful discussion session, both entities mutually agreed to strengthen their collaboration, particularly focusing on the realms of electric vehicles and implementing a “Train the Trainer” programme.
On 14 November, Christiani visited the Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province. The added value and growth rate of major industries in Guangdong Province rank first nationwide, and industrial development is steadily improving. Christiani will continue to pursue in-depth Sino-German cooperation with Guangdong Province. There are also plans to set up an international talent training system for Guangdong in order to set an example for investment in the Greater Bay Area and to encourage European companies to settle in the Greater Bay Area.
Another stop on our trip was the Human Resources and Social Security Department of Guangdong Province. The aim of this visit was to introduce German standards of dual vocational training through Chinese-German cooperation. This will further promote the establishment of an international, progressive, modern vocational training system in the Greater Bay Area and contribute to the development of a modern industrial system. In the future, both sides will further deepen the exchange and cooperation in the field of technical education and carry out projects such as skills training and teacher training.
On 17 November, Christiani visited the Shenzhen Institute of Technology. Back in 2018, Christiani and Shenzhen Institute of Technology jointly established the Sino-German Intelligent Manufacturing Institute. After years of development, we have made many achievements in the areas of teacher training, curriculum, and assessment standard, as well as the training of highly qualified talents. In the future, Christiani and Shenzhen Institute of Technology will seize the opportunity of international industry development in Shenzhen, deepen cooperation in the field of industry and talent integration, and promote the high-quality development of Shenzhen’s manufacturing industry.
In Shenzhen, Christiani has also visited Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security. Building on the successful collaboration with the Shenzhen Institute of Technology, the Bureau plans to extend its partnership with Christiani by implementing the collaboration model in other educational institutions and fostering connections with colleagues throughout Shenzhen.