School of Continuing Education
 
School of Continuing Education

A Brief Introduction to the School of Continuing Education

        Located in Guangzhou Campus of GDPST in Tianhe District, Guangzhou, the School of Continuing Education has been accredited respectively as “National Spark Training Base” and “Scientific and Technological Management Training Base” by the Ministry of Science and Technology, “Guangdong Continuing Education Base for Scientific and Technological Management Cadres” and “Guangdong Talent Base for Scientific and Technological Personnel” by the Guangdong Provincial Department of Science and Technology, and “Teachers’ Training Base of Guangdong’s Vocational Education” and “Teachers’ Continuing Education Base for Secondary Vocational Schools in Guangdong” by the Guangdong Provincial Department of Education.

Our major work is to provide continuing education and training, so we are responsible for the organization, implementation and management of academic education for adults, scientific and technological management training, spark scientific and technological training, teachers’ training for secondary and higher vocational schools, professional and vocational skills training as well as overseas cooperation programs. There are four divisions in our school, namely the administrative office, the training office, the office for adult academic education and the accreditation center for vocational skills.

Scientific and Technological Management Training

In accordance with the practical needs of the work of scientific and technological management, we aim to improve the abilities of leaders and cadres of scientific and technological management to master scientific and technological work and improve their management level as well. Authorized by the Ministry of Science and Technology as well as many other departments in and outside Guangdong province, we provide training classes for cadres of scientific and technological management.

Teachers’ Training

In order to set up a teaching team with double qualifications in Guangdong’s secondary and higher vocational schools, and improve the teaching skills of primary and middle school teachers, we hold training classes for middle-ranking cadres and full-time teachers from higher vocational colleges, training classes of professional skills for leading teachers from secondary vocational schools and English language village for primary and middle school teachers. Our vocational teachers’ training program offered through cooperation with Lenovo Group and our English language village for primary and middle school English teachers through joint efforts with British universities have made prominent achievements, winning financial support for many years from the Guangdong Provincial Department of Education.

Adult Education

We carry out vocational college education for adults. Together with well-known universities like Beijing Normal University and Xiamen University, we offer online distance-education for high school students to get enrolled by vocational colleges, vocational college students to get promoted to undergraduate colleges and also offer second degree for undergraduates. We have also worked with universities like South China Normal University, South China Agricultural University and Shenzhen University to promote self-learning programs for vocational college students to be admitted to undergraduate colleges, so that our students will have a chance to get an undergraduate degree and be more competitive in the job market.

International Cooperation

With the approval of the Guangdong Provincial Department of Education, we have since 1999, started to provide MBA classes together with City University of Macau (former Macau International Open University) and Asia Metropolitan University, training more than 1,000 part-time MBA students.

Vocational Qualification Certificate and Skills Training

We are responsible for organizing all kinds of examinations entrusted by Zhuhai Personnel Testing Authorities and Zhuhai Human Resource Appraisal & Test Office, providing more than 250 tests for professional qualifications and vocational skills appraisals to around 20,000 students each year.

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