by Muhammad Asif Nour
Chinese and Pakistani technical institutes have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen cooperation in skills development between the two countries.
Beijing Industrial Technician College (BITC) and Punjab University of Technology, Rasul (PUT Rasul) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen sister college relations for long-term collaboration to increase international exchanges in education and to strengthen cooperation in vocational education and training.
In order to further promote mutual understanding and friendship, the two institutions, within the framework of this MoU, will develop cooperation in the field of vocational education and training, focusing on teacher training. and study tours.
The potential outcome of this MoU will and will not be limited to exchanges and visits, study tours for students, personalized professional development programs for trainers, teachers facilitated by BITC, and the development course and the latest study program.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof. Dr. Rauf-i-Azam, Vice Chancellor of Punjab University of Technology said that PUT Rasul was established by an Act of the Punjab Provincial Assembly in 2018. Despite its recent launch, PUT Rasul has a rich history and an enviable heritage of engineering professionals for over a century.
PUT Rasul offers various BS programs related to Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Software Engineering Technology, Technology Management. He said the MoU would advance the two institutions and help foster Pakistan-China relations.
Cai Xizhong, president of the Beijing College of Industrial Technicians, said the Beijing College of Industrial Technicians is subordinate to the Department of Human Resources and Social Security, with more than 3,500 students. There are four major faculties and 25 majors, including smart manufacturing, environmental testing, automotive maintenance services, and cultural and creative industries.
He said the college is China’s training base for four WorldSkills International projects: CNC lathe, CNC milling, water treatment technology and mechatronics. BITC has received experts and players from many countries for exchange visits.
BITC also won five gold medals, two silver medals, one bronze medal and one prize in the global skills competition; the gold medal rate is 50% and the medal rate is 80%.
BITC has conducted 32 overseas trainings for food inspectors and other technicians from countries along the Belt and Road, with 888 trainees, covering more than 40 countries such as Cambodia and Burma.
Professor Rauf-i-Azam, Vice-Chancellor of the Punjab University of Technology, and President Cai Xizhong of the College of Industrial Technicians in Beijing signed the document.
This article originally appeared on GwadarPro.