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MOE estimates increase of 65,000 vocational college teachers annually

Updated: May 8,2019 7:40 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China will provide centralized support to build a team of vocational college teachers, an official with the Ministry of Education (MOE) said on May 8.

China plans to expand vocational college enrollment by 1 million this year to cultivate the talent of various professional skills to boost employment.

“Teachers are important for the expansion of enrollment,” said Wang Jiping, director of the MOE department of vocational and adult education.

As estimated by the department of teacher education, about 65,000 new teachers have to be increased annually after vocational education enrolls a million more students, Wang added.

Approaches to increase teachers include training, cooperation with enterprises and hiring retired teachers, Wang said.