China, Pakistan launch Int’l Industry-Education Cooperation Alliance

BEIJING (INP): The China-Pakistan International Industry-Education Cooperation Alliance Initiative was launched at the China-Pakistan Seminar on “Internet+” International Education and Industry-Education Integration held here.
According to China Economic Net (CEN), Pakistan’s Ambassador to China Moin ul Haque addressed the seminar, which is hosted by China Education Association for International Exchange and Organized by TANG International Education Group and Pakistan’s Embassy in Beijing as part of the 23rd China Annual Conference & Expo for International Education.
“A large number of Chinese enterprises are working in Pakistan on such projects. They need skilled labor force”, the Ambassador said, adding, “Recently, I had the opportunity to visit some big names in Shenzhen, China and was impressed by their innovation, hard work, and focus on people training.
China has emerged as one of the world leaders in AI, computing, IoT, and big data. We would like to emulate the achievements of China in Pakistan”.
It is learned that almost ten percent of the youth in Pakistan are unemployed and have no vocational, technical and commercial skills. Meanwhile, with the progress of CPEC, the demand for skilled labor force is becoming more and more urgent.
It is under such backdrop that the seminar was hosted. “Chinese colleges’ investment on modern international education platforms and digital curriculum resources has helped train local Pakistani teachers and provided a large number of scholarships and living allowances for the poorest students in Pakistan to access to learning and life-changing opportunities”, said Mr. Li Jinsong, President of TANG International Education Group.
In the same spirit, the China-Pakistan International Industry-Education Cooperation Alliance will facilitate the introduction of 210 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) disciplines of China to Pakistan, the establishment of 36 TVET excellence centers, the provision of international courses, and the opportunities of pursuing further studies and jobs in China in its following work.
“The alliance has been under preparation since Aug, 2022. It has garnered the support of over 500 of bilateral TVET colleges, universities, and enterprises”, Ammar Muhammad, Secretary General of China-Pakistan International Industry-Education Cooperation Alliance introduced.
“We aim to build a bilateral platform for China and Pakistan to exchange information on industrial and education information, share success stories, and work together in various programs so as to empower Pakistan’s young people, promote employment, support the construction of Special Economic Zones and enhance Pakistan’s export”, he added.
On this occasion, over 20 agreements were signed on bilateral education and industrial cooperation projects.