ICDL Asia has signed an agreement with Nanjing Vocational Education (Adult) Curriculum and Research Office (NVECRO) and Nanjing Educational Technology Centre (NETC) to meet the rising demand for proficient digital skills for vocational education students and teachersin Nanjing, China. This is the first official Memorandum of Understanding between ICDL Asia and the Chinese Government directly.
NVECRO and NETC are two offices directly managed by Nanjing Municipal Education Bureau.Mr Pan Dongbiao, Deputy Director of Nanjing Municipal Education Bureau and Ms Tina Wu, General Manager of ICDL Asia, shared insights on the collaboration and future working plans at the signing ceremony on 29 October 2018.
ICDL certification programmes will be promoted and implemented in all of the 23 Vocational Colleges in Nanjing to improve students’ digital application skills. This will also increase the adoption rate of the internationally recognised Professional Qualification Certificate in the vocational schools, in line with the policy of Jiangsu Provincial Education Bureau.
From 2019 onwards, Nanjing Education Bureau will incorporate the ICDL curriculum into its official teacher training programme. ICDL modules have also been selected for the 13thNanjing Vocational School Skills Competition.
ICDL Asia partner, AMI, has been appointed by both ICDL Asia and Nanjing Education Bureau to implement the project in Nanjing. The first teacher training will commence in December 2018, in order to prepare for the launch of the programme in the new semester in 2019.