Dongcheng and Xicheng districts will no longer run vocational education in principle, and by 2020, Beijing will focus on building about 10 distinctive and world-class vocational colleges, in an effort to become a highly competitive international talent cultivation center, according to the action plan for the reform and development of vocational education in Beijing (2018-2020) released recently.
In next three years, Beijing will further adjust and optimize the layout of vocational schools. Dongcheng and Xicheng districts will not offer vocational education in principle, Chaoyang, Haidian, Fengtai and Shijingshan districts will precisely run vocational schools to serve the functions of the central government and capital, and the other districts will run distinctive vocational schools based on local functional orientation or enterprises’ needs.
Moreover, as a training base of World Skills Competition and a national training base for high-skilled talents, Beijing will focus on building several vocational education training bases within the Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region to offer technical talents for major projects of Beijing’s sub-center, Xiongan New Area, Beijing’s new airport and 2022 Winter Olympics.
In the future, Beijing will shut down those secondary vocational schools which don’t enroll students, rationally reduce the number of secondary vocational schools and stabilize the number of higher vocational schools.
By 2020, the number of students at secondary vocational schools will be about 60,000, and the number of students at vocational colleges will reach around 100,000.