Shandong Labor Vocational and Technical College
Shandong Labor Vocational and Technical College (Shandong Labor Technician College), founded in 1955, is a full-time vocational college directly under Human Resources and Social Security Department of Shandong Province. The college is entitled as National Advanced Vocational College, National Demonstrative Base for High-skilled Talents, National Continuing Education Base for Professional workers, National Training Base of Skills Foundation Engineering, Skill-typed Characteristic College of Higher Education of Shandong Province, and High-quality Vocational College of Shandong Province. It has been awarded the prize of National Outstanding Contribution in High-skilled Talents Education and choosen as the construction unit of Public Training Base of Shandong Province.
The college, located in Jinan dubbed the spring city, has two campuses of Huaiyin and Changqing with an area of 1,050 acres including the building area of 497,000 square meters. There are more than 13,400 students in the higher vocational stage, and more than 3,200 students in the secondary vocational stage (including technician edcation and the first three years of the five-year vocational education system). The area of internship training site is more than 121,365 square meters, including 218 training rooms. There are 8 training centers for intelligent manufacturing, intelligent control, welding, new energy vehicles, commodity display, new media live broadcast, smart logistics, furniture and woodworking, which can meet the need of skills training in intelligent manufacturing production lines, industrial robot installation and commissioning, new energy vehicles, information technology, digital commerce, smart logistics and other fields, with an annual training scale of more than 35,600 people.
The college actively serves and integrates into the national development strategy, and runs majors around the industry. The college sets up 10 departments including Intelligent Manufacturing Department, Electrical Engineering and Automation Department, Automotive Engineering Department, Information Engineering Department, Modern City Department, Business Administration Department, Labor Economics Department,, Basic Course(Sports) Education Department, Ideological and Political Education Department and Technician Department. It has formed a layout with “intelligent manufacturing acts as the main body and electronic information and modern service acts as two wings”, focusing on the construction of seven professional groups of intelligent manufacturing, information technology, automation, automobile maintenance, modern business circulation, urban art design and smart finance. 43 higher vocational majors are for national enrollment. It is one of the first vocational colleges in the whole country implementing Dual Certificate System. Qualified graduates can obtain both a college degree certificate and a higher vocational qualification certificate. The college has been developing the “Excellent Technician Program”, which has formed the standards and experience of training high-end skilled talents with “college degree + technician qualification”.
The college implements the strategy of strengthening the school by cultivating talents and has a strong faculty. There are 38 professors and 166 associate professors, and over 81.17% are the double-qualified teachers. The college has 2 experts enjoying the Special Allowance of the State Council and 1 won National "May 1 Labor Medal". Moreover, there are 1 Training Object of New Era Vocational Prominent Educator selected by Ministry of Education, 1 Qilu Craftsman, 1 Taishan Leading Talent, 11 National Technical Experts, 1 Technical Skill Master of Shandong Province, 1 Chief Technician of Qilu, 5 Chief Technician of Shandong Province, 4 Prominent Educator of Shandong Province, 72 Technical Experts in Shandong Province. In addition, there are 3 Huang Danian Teaching Teams of Shandong Province, 3 Vocational Education Teaching Innovation Teams of Shandong Province, and 1 Innovation Team of "Youth Innovation Science and Technology Plan" of Shandong Province. The college is home for 1 State-level Skill Master Studio, 3 Provincial-level Professional Education Master Studios, and 4 Vocational Education Skills Inheritance and Innovation Platforms of Shandong Province. The college has been selected as the third batch of National Vocational Education Teacher Innovation Team Project Construction Unit.
The college focuses on improving the quality of talent training and has rich teaching resources. It participates in the construction of 4 national professional teaching resource databases, host or participates in 8 provincial teaching resource database, achieve 4 national excellent sharing online courses, 17 provincial excellent sharing online courses, 10 provincial online courses and 3 provincial ideological and political demonstration courses. There are 3 backbone specialties and 1 productive training base of the National Innovation Action Development Plan, 3 high-level professional groups of Shandong Province, 2 brand professional groups of Shandong Province, 7 featured specialties of Shandong Province, 7 leading or participating provincial professional teaching guidance programs, and 3 national teaching materials for the "14th Five-Year Plan" Vocational Education. The college has been chosen as the Chinese training base of 44th, 45th, 46th, 47th World Skills Competition, and the Skills Competition Research Center of Shandong Province. In the past three years, teachers and students have achieved outstanding results in various skills competitions at all levels, winning 38 first prizes and 27 second prizes in the national competition, 150 first prizes and 78 second prizes in the provincial competition. The teachers have won 2 first prizes and 1 third prize in National Vocational College Teaching Skills Competition.
The college has carried out in-depth college-enterprise cooperation to enhance the connotation of the integration of production and education. It was awarded as a model of college-enterprise integration in Shandong Province. It leads the establishment of the National Production and Education Integration Community for High-end CNC Equipment and Human Resources Service Industry, as well as the stablishment of a National Demonstration Vocational Education Group - Shandong Machinery Industry Vocational Education and Training Group. It has established off-campus internship bases in more than 370 large and medium-sized enterprises, and has cooperated with international enterprises such as Lenovo Group, SKF Sweden, Himile Group, Kaitai Group, Hitachi Elevator, etc., to achieve joint enrollment, joint training, and targeted employment. With Wuhan Huazhong Numerical Control Co., LTD., Shandong Network Business Education Technology Group, Jinan Bose Network Technology Co., LTD., we have jointly built Intelligent Manufacturing School, Digital Economy School and the New Generation of Information Technology Industry School.
The college has steadily promoted the integration of science and education and enhanced its ability to serve society. Since the “14th Five-Year Plan”, 19 innovation platforms above the municipal level have been approved, such as Shandong Engineering Research Center, Shandong Provincial Higher Institution of Scientific and Technological Achievements Transformation and Technology Transfer Base, and Shandong Provincial Higher Institution of High-quality Applied Technology Collaborative Innovation Center. 70 provincial-level teaching and research projects have been established, 84 provincial-level teaching and research achievement awards have been awarded, 94 invention patents have been obtained, more than 130 enterprises have been served, and 64 horizontal service projects have been carried out. The only provincial science popularization base of “Labor Education and Vocational Experience” has been established. It is one of the first vocational skills assessment and appraisal institutions in the province, and has set up a guide station for entrepreneurship and employment of retired soldiers in Shandong Province. Training has been conducted for key groups such as students, enterprise workers, migrant workers, and retired soldiers, with an annual average of more than 20,000 people trained.
The college implements the education strategy of openness, and strives to make the “bringing in” and “going global” to be successful. It has established all-round, multi-level and wide-ranging exchange and cooperation relations with universities, enterprises and institutions in South Korea, Russia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Thailand, Cambodia and other countries in the fields of Sino-foreign joint degree programm, overseas education, international resources import and export, two-way exchanges between teachers and students, international Chinese education, scientific research cooperation, cultural and technological exchanges. It has exported 15 items of international professional standards, curriculum standards and curriculum resources to the outside world, and has been honored as EducationPlus Typical Vocational Institution in International exchange and cooperation for two consecutive years.
Relying on the solid professional talent cultivation and outstanding graduate quality, the college has formed a wide employment pattern with high consistency in finding promising jobs in line with specialty. The completion rate of graduates has remained above 98%. Thus, it was entitled as Advanced Employment Unit in Universities of Shandong Province, Model College of Entrepreneurship Education in Shandong Province, The list of Shandong Education Overall Evaluation during 30 Years of Reforming and Opening up - the Most Employment Promoting Vocational College, Top 50 Influential Vocational Colleges, Top 10 State-owned Vocational Colleges with Comprehensive Strength, Most Approved Colleges by Employers and Most Popular Vocational Colleges among Netizen.
Thanks to the past 7 decades of vocational education practice and innovation, the college has obtained profound background and connotation. Standing at a new starting point, the college implements the Party’s education policy and General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important expositions on education, takes “cultivating moral characters and nurturing noble talents” as the foundation, adheres to the policy “high-end leadership, distinctive establishment, connotative development, and diversified running”, advocates the concept of “superior skills, brilliant future”, and paves the way for each student to become a talent and serve the country.