Shizuishan, Ningxia, March 3 (ZXS) -- In Shizuishan, Ningxia, an old industrial city facing industrial upgrading and transformation, how to cultivate and introduce application-oriented talents with innovative spirit and practical ability has become a must-answer question. On the recommendation of Ningxia Science and Technology Department, Holger Waldheim, a German mechatronics expert and chairman of Ningxia Siedheim Enterprise Management Consulting Co., Ltd., and his entourage recently came to Shizuishan Industry and Trade Vocational and Technical College, BASF Shanshan Battery Materials (Ningxia) Co., Ltd. and Ningxia Institute of Technology to conduct in-depth exchanges on the introduction of German dual vocational education.

"Dual system" vocational education refers to the vocational education system in which public vocational schools as the "one" and private enterprises as the "other", and the two sides cooperate to cultivate skilled personnel, which is the core of German vocational education. As the main body of German vocational education, the dual vocational education has trained a large number of high-quality professional and technical workers for Germany's economic development.

Holger was also a student at a vocational and technical college. At the age of 16, he entered the LTI Vocational School in Erfurt, Germany, to study engine repair technology. "Children in Germany are faced with the choice of going to university or vocational training after graduating from high school, and the teacher will communicate with the parents and tell them 'is your child better suited to vocational school or university'. 60% of students choose to go for vocational training. In Holger's view, vocational education has great promise in China, "and it will be a blue ocean of 'blue-collar' employment in the future." ”

Holger said that in terms of training students, Germany mostly adopts the teaching form of "order class", that is, the cooperative enterprise places an order to the school, and the students receive vocational skills and corresponding knowledge training in the enterprise, as well as vocational professional theory and general cultural knowledge education in school. Referring to the case of Germany, Shizuishan Industry and Trade Vocational and Technical College plans to introduce dual education, hoping to improve the employment rate of students and promote the future development of the school.

As a Sino-German joint venture, BASF has its own plants all over the world, and Shizuishan. Most of the skilled workers of BASF Shanshan Battery Materials (Ningxia) Co., Ltd. are from Ningxia, mainly engaged in production operations, but there are few maintenance workers, especially skilled personnel.

Song Fawang, director of the Dawukou District Science and Technology Bureau, said that German-funded enterprises are facing the situation of "incomplete matching between job demand and talent ability" when recruiting workers locally, and the core of the problem of "difficulty in employment" lies in the matching of talents and positions. "Enterprises working with schools to implement 'order classes' may solve this problem."

In Holger's view, if Ningxia wants to develop, it must tap human resources and improve the knowledge and professional skills of all kinds of talents. "When Ningxia's high-quality workforce increases, more companies can be attracted to Ningxia." He said that Shizuishan has taken a key step in the development of dual education, "There is still a lot of space for the development of vocational education, and all localities can also help workers enhance their employability and broaden employment channels through various forms and levels of vocational education and training." (End)