Shandong Labor Vocational and Technical College
Shandong Labor Vocational and Technical College (Shandong Labor Technician College), founded in 1955, is a full-time vocational college directly under Human Resources and Social Security Department of Shandong Province. The college is entitled as National Advanced Vocational College, National Demonstrative Base for High-skilled Talent, National Continuing Education Base for Professional worker, National Pilot of 1+X Certificate in Higher Vocational College, Skill-typed Characteristic top College of Advanced Education of Shandong Province, and Construction Unit of High-quality Vocational College in Shandong Province. It has been awarded the prize of National Outstanding Contribution in High-skilled Talent’s Education. The college was in the leadership in forming Shandong Training Group of Vocational Education in Machine Industry, and is a construction unit of Public Training Base of Shandong Province.
The college, lies in Jinan which is a splendid city dubbed the spring city, and has two campuses of Huaiyin and Changqing with an area of 1,050 acres including the building area of 380,000 square meters. There are currently more than 14,000 full-time students. The area of internship training site is more than 95,000 square meters, including more than 6,100 internship training stations in 168 practice bases or training rooms. The total assets of these teaching and scientific research equipment are 184 million yuan, owning more than 20 new-built high-end training centers related to Five-axis CNC for Intelligent Manufacturing Line, industrial robots, 3D printing, CAD mechanical design, freight forwarding, virtual reality technology, electrical automation, new energy vehicles, etc.
In order to meet the needs of regional economic development and industrial restructuring in Shandong Province, the college sets up 11 departments such as Intelligent Manufacturing Department, Electrical Engineering and Automation Department, Automotive Engineering Department, Information Engineering Department, Modern City Department, Business Administration Department, Labor Economics Department, Vocational Education Department, Basic Course Education (Sports) Department, Ideological and Political Education Department and Senior Technician Department. It has formed a layout with “intelligent manufacturing acts as the main body and electronic information and modern service acts as two wings”, focusing on the construction of five professional groups of intelligent manufacturing, information technology, automation, automobile maintenance, and modern business circulation. 34 higher vocational majors are for national enrollment. It is one of the first vocational colleges in the whole country to implement Dual Certificate System. Graduates who pass the examination can obtain both a college degree certificate and a higher vocational qualification certificate. In recent years, the college has been developing the “Excellent Technician Program”, with 10% of the outstanding students forming Excellent Technician Class, which has formed the standards and experience of training high-end skilled talents with “college degree + technician qualification”.
There are currently 601 full-time teachers, containing 32 professors and 164 associate professors, and over 90% are the double-qualified teachers. One of the experts has been awarded Special Allowance of the State Council. Moreover, there are three national technical experts, one national model teacher, one leader of national skill master studio, 30 provincial technical experts, more than 40 teachers with provincial honorary and one Huang Danian teaching staff, one team of “Youth Innovation and Technology Program”. In addition, the college recruited Zhao Feng, Jiang Hexin, and Wang Qinfeng, among the first Taishan industry leaders, who are respectively the winner of China Skills competition, the national model worker, and the national technical expert, and established 14 skill master studios inheriting masters’ unique skills and playing a role of instructor and leader.
The college vigorously promotes the construction of majors, courses, teachers, and scientific research, and further advances the reform of the credit system. It participates in the construction of four national professional teaching resource databases, eight provincial teaching resource database, and 36 provincial excellent sharing courses (open online courses). And there are three college-level professional teaching resource databases, more than 100 college-level quality courses, sharing quality courses, and open online quality courses. Besides, it has three key majors of National Innovation Development Plan, one productive training base, one high-level professional group of Shandong Province, six specialty groups of Shandong Province characteristics (brands), seven training programs related to modern apprenticeship and company’s new apprenticeship , two professional teaching guidelines of Shandong Province. It has won 11 provincial teaching achievement awards, 142 teaching research projects at the municipal level or above, undertook more than 90 horizontal technical service projects, received 109 awards for scientific research achievements at municipal level or above, published 990 papers, and obtained more than 300 national patents.
Adhering to the principle of “competition to promote learning, to promote teaching and to promote constructing”, the college was chosen as the Chinese training base of 44th, 45th, and 46th World Skills Competition, and was identified as Social Skills Competition Research Center of Shandong Provincial by Department of Human Resources. In the past three years, it has won more than 300 awards in various competitions at all levels including 25 national first prizes, 25 national second prizes, 76 the provincial first prizes. Due to the outstanding achievements, more than 60 teachers and students won the titles of “National Technical Experts” or “Technical Experts of Shandong Province” which ranks the first in the vocational colleges of Shandong Province.
As a provincial model of school-enterprise integration, the college continues to deepen the integration of production and education, and school-enterprise cooperation. It has established off-campus internship bases in more than 320 large and medium-sized enterprises, and cooperated with Lenovo, SKF, Halma Group, Kaitai Group, Hitachi Elevator and other international enterprises to achieve the goal of joint enrollment, joint training and targeted employment. By Cooperating with Huazhong CNC Corporation of Wuhan Province and Shandong Online Business Education Technology Group, we have built Intelligent Manufacturing School and Digital Economy School.
Relying on the solid professional talent cultivation, good social reputation, and outstanding graduate quality, the college has formed a wide employment pattern with high consistency in finding promising jobs in line with specialty. The employment rate has remained above 98%. Thus, it was entitled as “Advanced Employment Unit in Universities of Shandong Province”, “Model College of Entrepreneurship Education in Shandong Province”, and “The list of Shandong Education Overall Evaluation during 30 Years of Reforming and Opening up---the Most Employment-promoting Vocational College”. Besides, it was rated as “Top 50 Influential Vocational Colleges in 2019” by China Education Online, “Top 10 State-owned Vocational Colleges with Comprehensive Strength” and “2019 Most Approved Colleges by Employers” by Qilu Evening News, and "Most Popular Vocational Colleges among Netizen" by Sina Shandong.
Thanks to 65 years’ vocational education practice and innovation, the college has obtained profound background and connotation. Standing at a new starting point, the college implements the Party’s education policy and General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important expositions on education, taking “cultivate moral characters, nurturing noble talents” as the foundation, adheres to the policy “high-end leadership, distinctive establishment, connotative development, and diversified running”, advocates the concept of “superior skills, brilliant future”, and paves the way for each student to become a talent and serve the country.