Education and Culture
11 August , 2022

High-quality economic development is inseparable from high-quality technical personnel. Cultivating diverse talents, inheriting technical skills, improving worker quality, and promoting employment and entrepreneurship are essential connotations of vocational education. This sub-session will focus on "High-Quality Vocational Education and High-Quality Economic Development."


Topic 1: Promoting High-Quality Vocational Education and Employment.


To promote high-quality economic development, we need to prioritize boosting employment, which is a key driver of economic growth, give full play to the role of micro, small, and medium-sized businesses in employment, expand the real economy, create more higher-quality jobs, double down on vocational education and skills training, improve worker quality, and prevent large-scale unemployment risks. How should we implement the new requirements of the Vocational Education Law and scientifically understand the profound connotations, fundamental tasks, and main contradictions of the high-quality development of vocational education? Can the existing vocational education reform ameliorate the employment situation? How can we balance the urgent needs for jobs and the forward-looking needs for emerging industries?


Topic 2: High-Quality Vocational Education and Rural Revitalization.


The key part of the rural revitalization strategy is to promote high-quality and high-efficiency agriculture, improve livability and employment in rural areas, and help farmers live a well-off life. The agricultural boom is underpinned by technology, industry, and culture. To this end, we need to pay special attention to the cultivation of well-educated farmers who can adapt to the modernization of agriculture and rural areas. What kind of people do we need to bolster the development of new industries and business formats? How can we improve the quality of vocational education in developing the county economy? How do we cultivate local technicians and skilled talents in rural areas, and how do we help young people who are willing to stay in the countryside with their personal development? How should social forces support the development of agriculture, rural areas, and farmers?

  • Alan Beebe Former President of American Chamber of Commerce in China
  • Anna Egorova Press Attaché of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
  • Ayyar Huseynov Minister-Counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in China
  • Brian Wong DPhil in Politics Candidate at University of Oxford, Hong Kong Economic...