Sino-Germany VET Collaboration Joint Declaration
In June 2018, Chinese Premier LI Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel witnessed the signing of the “Sino-Germany Joint Declaration on Sino-Germany VET Collaboration” during the 4th round of senior government level discussions.
Under theis collaborative framework, VET collaboration demo bases have been established in Chongqing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Qingdao. Through the government-funded Hanns Seidel Stiftung Foundation, 14 joint projects have been established over nearly four decades of operation. These cover brewery, auto repair, metal processing, electronic and electricity techniques, language training and teacher training, across many sectors in many provinces.
Through GIZ (a German federal enterprise), China has sent 4,600 VET professionals to receive training in Germany, of which 1,200 are heads of VET institutions. Currently China sends 400 teachers and 200 heads of VET institutions to Germany each year. GIZ has also leveraged German multi-national networks in China through developing training curriculum in automotive repair (Audi, Chrysler, Porsche, GM and BMW), industrial automation and supply chain (Siemens), and wind energy (Enercon and REpower).