Guangxi’s Nanning vocational technology college (NCVT) is reaching out to Cambodian students in an effort to teach Business English to meet expected demands in the human resource sector.
NCVT director of administrative office Su Hua Qing said, with the rapid development of Nanning as the gateway to the Belt and Road Initiative’s push into Asean, it was time for the college to explore direct approaches to students in Cambodia.
He said the school was reaching out to local students through the assistance of the Chinese embassy in Phnom Penh.
“Nanning College for Vocational Technology has comparative location advantages in the China-Asean Free Trade Area. It is now imperative that we reach out to students for full academic programmes from not only Thailand and Vietnam but also Cambodia, Malaysia and the whole of Asean,” he pointed out.
Mr Su, said he hoped Cambodian students will take up study courses at his college despite the obstacles in financing for the students.
Courses offered are crafted in order to develop business English talents in line with China-Asean Free Trade area development.
Established as Nanning Vocational College in 1984, the college is now home to more than 20,000 students from all over Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous region, of whom about 500 students are involved in mastering English language.
Cambodia, said Mr Su, needs more skilled human resource personnel and NCVT, constantly ranked among the top 50 polytechnic colleges in China, can play a role in their formation.
He stressed that teaching is effectively combined with practical production that strengthens students’ vocational quality, link students to employment opportunities and drive forward the development of specialties in vocational colleges.
“Multinational companies such as Cisco, GE, ABB and Mariott, to name a few, have been collaborating with us for more than 10 years. Together, we developed special modules for their employees and in addition, they also target high achievers for a long and successful career in their respective companies,” Mr Su pointed out.