ACC Secretary-General Attended the “Belt and Road” University-Enterprise Alliance Ceremony for the Establishment of Talent Development Cooperation
Source: ASEAN-China Centre
Time: 2017-Jul-28 10:15

On 28 July 2017, the “Belt and Road” University-Enterprise Alliance Ceremony for the Establishment of Talent Development Cooperation was held in Guiyang. This event was hosted by China Campus Network and Association of China-ASEAN Education and Training Center, organized by Guizhou University and Shanghai Hansheng Information Technology Co., Ltd., and supported by ASEAN-China Center, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, and Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange. Over 250 representatives from government departments, universities, enterprises, business associations and international organizations from ASEAN and China attended the meeting. H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ASEAN-China Centre (ACC), attended and addressed the event.

In his welcoming remarks, Mr. Chen Jian, President of Guizhou University said that the purpose of the university-enterprise alliance is to build an interaction and communication platform for universities, enterprises, industry alliances and chambers of commerce, establish a new model for school-enterprise contract based training, set up evaluation standards and certification system for skilled personnel in line with the needs of enterprises, jointly build the "Road and Belt" international talent pool and further promote China and ASEAN practical cooperation.

Secretary-General Yang Xiuping briefed on the work that ACC has carried out in support of ASEAN-China’s joint efforts to build the Belt and Road. She said that China and ASEAN are important partners for the Belt and Road Initiative. With the steady progress of the Belt and Road, there is an increasing need for skilled personnel with cross cultural abilities. ACC will continue to play its role as a one-stop information and activities centre, and would like to join hands with all partners and stakeholders to further promote ASEAN-China relations, and make greater contribution to the Belt and Road Initiative.

M. L. Sirin Rongsong, Representative of Thailand, Mr. Xie Yangjun, Director of the Silk Road International Production Capacity Cooperation Promotion Center of the International Cooperation Center of the National Development and Reform Commission, Mr. Xu Ningning, Executive President of the China-ASEAN Business Council, Mr. Cheng Ji, Director of the Secretariat of Boao Forum for Asia and Dr. Wang Zhimin, President of the China Council for the Promotion of the Peaceful National Reunification in Asia congratulated on the establishment of the University-Enterprise Alliance, and said that the establishment of the alliance will help coordinate the resources of schools and enterprises, and create a new model of talent training. More talents will be cultivated to promote economic and trade cooperation between China and ASEAN and accelerate the building of the Belt and Road.

At the conference, 10 University-Enterprise cooperation agreements were signed and the Untapped Source of Talent-International Students in China White Paper and Announcement of Guiyang’s Declaration were released. Representatives of universities, enterprises and associations discussed on the topics of the training mode of university-enterprise personnel cooperation, the training of cross-border e-commerce talents and the reform of supply side of Chinese-funded enterprises and overseas students cultivation.

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