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The Number of Newly Established Higher Vocational Colleges in SichuanRanks the First Nationwide

  On June 3rd, the Provincial 2019 Higher Vocational Teaching Conference was held. The reporter learned from the meeting that since last year, 17 new higher vocational colleges have been added in the province, making Sichuan the number one province in terms of higher vocational colleges.

  At present, the number of higher vocational colleges in Sichuan has totaled 75 (including vocational undergraduate colleges), and that of colleges and universities ranks the fourth in the country. It is worth noting that the higher vocational colleges in Sichuan account for 59.52% of the total colleges and universities in the province, and there are 11 national demonstration (foremost) higher vocational colleges and 19 provincial demonstration (cultivation) higher vocational colleges. As of the end of August 2018, the employment rate of vocational school graduates in 2018 reached 90.79%, which remained stable for five consecutive years and continued to improve in the past three years.

  At the beginning of this year, the State Council issued the Notice on Printing and Distributing the Implementation Plan for the Reform of the National Vocational Education, referred to as "20 Measures for Vocational Education", which planned the vocational education system in China, andmentioned explicitly that vocational education and general education differed vastly from each other but were of equal importance. Vocational education systemforundergraduates, masters and doctors will be bettered by the state.

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