Vocational college enrollment in China to grow by 2 mln in 2020-2021

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China is making progress in expanding enrollment in vocational colleges, aiming for an increase of 2 million over the two years of 2020 and 2021, according to the Ministry of Education (MOE).

Vocational college enrollment in China to grow by 2 mln in 2020-2021

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Vocational college enrollment had grown by 1.16 million in 2019, meeting the government’s target of 1 million for the year, Chen Ziji, an MOE official, told a press conference.

Previously consisting primarily of high school and secondary vocational school graduates, students pursuing higher vocational education now boast diverse backgrounds, including veterans, laid-off workers and migrant workers, said Chen.

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To ensure the quality of education, the ministry is carrying out a series of measures including setting targeted majors, tailoring training programs and carrying out flexible assessments, according to Chen.

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