The workshops aimed to enhance skills of in-company trainers in apprenticeship and skills training, promote mutual understanding and learning between in-company trainers and TVET teachers, and exchange with practitioners from pilot institutions on the development of a national training guide for in-company trainers in apprenticeship supported by the ILO.
In the opening remarks, Deputy-Director of ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia Mr. Xiaochu DAI introduced the ILO’s work on skills and quality apprenticeship and also major areas of the Project Phase 2. He emphasized that apprenticeship is not only an effective way to integrate working and learning to reduce job-skill mismatch, but also a good means to upskilling and reskilling of workers for lifelong learning. Trainers play a crucial role in apprenticeship. The ILO will provide continuous technical support to strengthen trainers’ competencies for better skills development.
One essence of apprenticeship is imparting skills from maters to apprentices. Masters (trainers) play a crucial role in apprenticeship. In line with international labour standards and China’s context, our project will provide continuous technical capacity building for trainers to promote the apprenticeship system in the country."Mr. Xiaochu DAI, Deputy Director of ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia
Trainers who participated in training further improved their theoretical and practical abilities during school-enterprise cooperation, thus enhancing their role of imparting their long-accumulated knowledge and rich technical experience to apprentices and workers."Mr. Nianli ZHANG, skilled master of Shandong Wuzheng Group Co., Ltd.
On the afternoon of 25 October, all participants went to Hodo Group, a leading enterprise in Wuxi, for an on-site study tour. They visited a Skilled Master Studio, 5G factories and an in-company training center. Participants actively exchanged with experts of Hodo Group on apprenticeship and skills development.
In line with a global revival of apprenticeship and China’s national strategy, the ILO works with MOHRSS and social partners to implement Quality Apprenticeship and Lifelong Learning in China Project since 2020 with the support of J.P. Morgan. Responding to current demands of key stakeholders in skills and apprenticeship, the Project Phase 2 will continue to organize a series of technical activities to strengthen practitioners’ capacities in apprenticeship and vocational training.