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News: Pio­neer IMI Appren­tice­ship Project Launched in Shanghai

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On 12th Oct. 2017, an IMI Appren­tice­ship Pro­gramme was launched in Shang­hai, Chi­na, and will be the first of its kind in the Shang­hai area. Del­e­gates from all stake­hold­ers includ­ing Emtec Col­leges Lim­it­ed, Shang­hai Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Poly­tech­nic (SCP) and the part­ner employ­er Chi­na Yon­da Auto­mo­biles Ser­vices Hold­ings Lim­it­ed attend­ed the Launch Event and wit­nessed this mile­stone moment for the devel­op­ment and work­place inte­gra­tion of IMI qual­i­fi­ca­tions in China. 

In this three-par­ty co-oper­a­tion part­ner­ship, ECL will pro­vide relat­ed tech­ni­cal guid­ance and be in con­trol of qual­i­ty assur­ance. SCP will be respon­si­ble for gov­ern­ment fund­ing appli­ca­tion and off the job’ teach­ing & assess­ment. As the employ­er, Yon­da Auto­mo­biles will pro­vide on the job’ train­ing and tech­ni­cal instruction.

In 2013, Emtec Col­leges Lim­it­ed part­nered with Shang­hai Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Poly­tech­nic and set up an IMI Assess­ment Cen­tre and intro­duced IMI Inter­na­tion­al Voca­tion­al Qual­i­fi­ca­tions (IVQ). As an offi­cial voca­tion­al train­ing base, SCP has since intro­duced IMI qual­i­fi­ca­tions to the edu­ca­tion author­i­ties — Shang­hai Munic­i­pal Edu­ca­tion Com­mis­sion (SMEC):

  • August 2016 — approved by SMEC and organ­ised by SCP, a group of 16 del­e­gates from dif­fer­ent voca­tion­al schools in Shang­hai attend­ed IMI Lev­el 3 prac­ti­cal train­ing and assess­ment in the UK
  • Novem­ber 2016 — a del­e­ga­tion group led by SMEC and the head­mas­ters of asso­ci­at­ed voca­tion­al schools vis­it­ed ECL in the UK and observed the UK voca­tion­al edu­ca­tion model 
  • Novem­ber 2016 — IMI Lev­el 3 Assess­ment Cen­tre set up in SCP Pudong Campus. 
  • Decem­ber 2016 — the 16 del­e­gates received their IMI Lev­el 3 IVQ certificate. 
  • Decem­ber 2016 — voca­tion­al co-oper­a­tion agree­ment between ECL, SCP and SMEC signed in Shanghai. 
  • July 2017 — a group of 11 del­e­gates organ­ised by SCP, again from dif­fer­ent Shang­hai voca­tion­al schools, attend­ed IMI Lev­el 3 prac­ti­cal train­ing and assess­ment in the UK
  • August 2017 — SCP Man­age­ment del­e­ga­tion group came to the UK to observe the UK Appren­tice­ship model. 

Dur­ing this peri­od, dis­cus­sions and nego­ti­a­tions took place with the Yon­da group which has result­ed in the launch of the IMI Appren­tice Programme.

On the Event, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of ECL Andy Moore gave a speech themed Appren­tice­ship mod­el in the UK, while the Head of Part­ner­ships of Edu­ca­tion Cul­tur­al and Edu­ca­tion Sec­tion of the British Con­sulate-Gen­er­al David Wang pre­sent­ed his speech with the theme of the devel­op­ment of the Appren­tice­ship in Chi­na. Del­e­gates from SCP recog­nised the skills of the IMI stu­dents IMI class stu­dents received high praise from enter­prise that they are skil­ful and adaptive.’ 

28 stu­dents from SCP have been select­ed to take part in the Pro­gramme and it is antic­i­pat­ed that the intro­duc­tion of this mod­el will ensure a reg­u­lar sup­ply of com­pe­tent young peo­ple to the Yon­da deal­er workshops. 

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  • 20th October 2017 (1:38 PM)
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