[9:38:48 March 28th, 2011] Shandong Newsnet: The Provincial Government press briefing is confirmed to be held at 10, March the 29th, 2011, Tuesday. Conditions of the 2011 Shandong Vocational Colleges Skills Contest will be issued. Our newsnet will offer you real live broadcast of the briefing then, please pay attention.
[10:00:00 March 29th, 2011] Shandong Newsnet: The briefing is officiated by Kong Fanke, Director of Shandong Communist Party Propaganda Office and Vice director of People’s Government Information Office.
[10:00:33 March 29th, 2011] Kong Fanke: Friends from the press, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. In order to apply the deployment and demands of the provincial Party Committee and provincial Government, and operate the Shandong Program for Medium and Long Term Education Reform and Development (2011-2020), the provincial Government decided to hold a skills contest for the vocational colleges in our province. The 2011 Shandong Vocational Colleges Skills Contest, co-sponsored by the provincial Education Department, the provincial Economy and Informationization Working Committee, the provincial Department of Finance and the provincial Human Resources and Social Security Department, will be held since April the 7th to the 22nd in 8 cities including Jinan. The provincial press briefing is held here today. Mr. Xu Shuguang, Chief Inspector of the provincial Department of Education, Mr. Pang Dunzhi, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Finance, Mr. Zhang Fengguang, Inspector of the provincial Human Resources and Social Security Department, as well as Ms. Sun Ying, Deputy Enterprises Department of the Director of the provincial Economy and Informationization Working Committee are invited to give us a circular of the Contest and give answers to the reporters’ questions.
[10:01:30 March 29th, 2011] Kong Fanke: Reporters from the central press in Shandong, Hong Kong press branches in Shandong, as well as press directly under the province and main press of Jinan also attend the briefing. Some friends from the enterprises also attend the briefing. Now I call on Mr. Xu Shuguang to give us a brief introduction of the Contest.
[10:01:56 March 29th, 2011] Xu Shuguang: Friends from the press, good morning. First, I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere gratitude to the friends from the press for your consideration and support for education. The provincial government decided that the 011 Shandong Vocational Colleges Skills Contest, co-sponsored by the provincial Education Department, the provincial Economy and Informationization Working Committee, the provincial Department of Finance and the provincial Human Resources and Social Security Department, will be held since April the 7th to the 22nd. The theme of the Contest is “Striving for First-class Skills, Wining Splendid Life”.
[10:02:20 March 29th, 2011] Xu Shuguang: The Contest has been held for 3 sessions and it is the forth session in this year, co-sponsored by our 4 departments. The Contest of this year has the following features:
Firstly, skills contest will be held to select “Super Power”. It is a special system and strategic plan of the provincial government to develop the vocational education. In January the 26th, the provincial government office issued documents to manage related work of the Contest. Shandong is a province strong in manufacture and the questions of weak quality of workers in the production line and lacking of skilled talents, as well as structured labor shortage are very serious. In order to push forward the optimization of the industrial structure and accelerate the transformation of the mode of economic development, as wells to make the Shandong production much competitive in the market, we not only need much more engineers and management personnel, but also need much more labors with high quality and skilled talents, as well as more engineering technical personnel.
[10:04:00 March 29th, 2011] Xu Shuguang: Second, the purpose of the Contest is guiding the vocational colleges to develop the model of teaching, changing the phenomenon of “all bark and no bite”, realizing the 5 joint of vocational education and making the development of the teaching model of the vocational education to match with the requirement of the socio-economy development for the quality of the labor. And on the other hand, vocational education is a kind of education that faces all the people which could make the unemployed to have a job and the employed love their jobs. It can make the people a people with career and depend on himself in the society. People can also find their value in the produce of working, live with dignity and have their earthy and splendid pursuits of life. And what’s more, selecting the “Super Power” can make a social atmosphere of “every trade has its master”. In this way, the society will respect and value skills and skilled talents. We should make the whole society, especially the teenagers know that going to the vocational colleges is also a successful road and they can also make fortune for the society and realize their value.
[10:05:35 March 29th, 2011] Xu Shuguang: Third, the Contest faces up to all the students of the vocational colleges and the students participate in the Contest will reach up to 300 thousand. We totally have 72 higher vocational schools and 640 secondary vocational schools in our province. The guiding concept of this Contest is “facing up the all the students”. We should make the contest cover every school, every major, every teacher and every student and make effort to realize the “every trade has its master” and “every one is expert”. Preliminary estimate shows that reach up to 300 thousand students will participate in the Contest.
[10:06:40 March 29th, 2011] Xu Shuguang: The Contest will be separated into 2 parts including higher vocational school team and the secondary vocational school team. And the sponsor cities expanded to 8 from the 3 cities including Weifang, Zibo and Dezhou in the last year. The main competition terrain of the Contest will be in Weifang, sponsored by the Weifang People’s Government. The secondary vocational school team contest will be joint-sponsored by 7 cities including Weifang, Jinan, Zibo, Zaozhuang, Yantai, Taian and Dezhou. And the higher vocational school team contest will be joint-sponsored by Weifang, Jinan and Qingdao.
[10:07:56 March 29th, 2011] Xu Shuguang: The Contest of this year also extends the coverage of competition. In last year, there were 37 events related to 14 majors and in this year it increased to 49 events related to 18 majors. And compared with the previous contests, the events are adjusted and increased according to the majors, teaching scales and the requirement of society of our province. The Contest of this session makes a record in terms of scale and coverage, which fully reflected the purpose of the vocational skills contest that developing the teaching quality of the vocational education and serving for the socio-economic development.
[10:07:56 March 29th, 2011] Xu Shuguang: Forth, enterprises will also participate in the Contest and the cooperation depth of education and production is pushed forward. The enterprise groups of Shandong show their passion to the Contest. Lushang Business Group has gotten the general naming right of the Contest and other enterprises such as Lutai Business Group and Yalong Enterprise also get professional naming right of the Contest. Pushed forward by the provincial Economy and Informationization Working Committee, over 100 enterprises of our province and talents from all works of life will participate in the directing and judging work of this Contest. And some representatives of some enterprises also attend the conference today to get information of the cooperation of education and production. And during the Contest, job fair will be held for the vocational colleges and the enterprises to solve the labor shortage of the enterprises.
[10:10:02 March 29th, 2011] Xu Shuguang: Fifth, the Contest will set an amply reward for the “Super Power”. The Education Department of our province promises that competitors in the secondary vocational school team that get excellent achievements in the Contest can directly enter higher vocational schools, without examination. The Human resources and Social Security Department of our province also promises that competitors in the higher vocational school team that get excellent achievements in the Contest can apply for the title of “Shandong Technical Experts”. And the provincial Financial Department will give economic incentives to the competitors that get excellent achievements in the Contest and their direct teachers.
[10:11:04 March 29th, 2011] Xu Shuguang: Sixth, the Contest will celebrate the International Labor Day with the skills and talents of the youth labors. The Contest will be held during April the 7th to the 22nd, before the International Labor Day. The Contest will show the theme of the Contest during the competition at all levels and make vocational education an inevitable choice for the youth people to stand on the society.
[10:11:48 March 29th, 2011] Xu Shuguang: Seventh, agreement will be signed to make sure the Contest will be fair. The organization committee of the Contest will sign confidentiality agreement or letter of fair judgment commitment to make sure the Contest will be fair, healthy and smooth. Thank you.
[10:23:00 March 29th, 2011] Kong Fanke: Friends from the press, the vocational colleges skills contest is a inspection for the quality of teaching of the vocational colleges in our province, a inspection for the skills and qualities of the teachers and students of the vocational colleges, as well as a significant practical activity for the vocational education serving for the socio-economic development. We hope that you the press can give a full report of this press conference and make good atmosphere in the society to make the public understand and support the vocational education and push forward the fast and sound development of the vocational education. That’s the end of the briefing. Thank you.
[10:25:21 March 29th, 2011] Kong Fanke: That’s the end of the real live broadcast, thank you for your attention.