China-UK partnership to boost employment and logistics skills

Posted on 8 Apr 2013

Skills for Logistics, The British Council and the China Federation for Logistics and Purchasing will host a delegation of 20 logistics and educational officials from China this week.

During the visit, the delegation will learn how the government and the UK logistics sector have invested heavily over the past 20 years to develop its skills and training infrastructure.

The visit follows on from the China Logistics Vocational Education Annual Conference, held in China in October 2012, where Skills for Logistics, The British Council and CFLP agreed a programme of co-operative projects.

In particular, these resulted into a partnership between industry-led consortia from both countries to provide support for co-operative projects for occupational standards, curriculum mapping, qualifications, apprenticeships and teacher/student exchanges.

The partnership hopes to increase youth employment and create prosperity in both countries.

Mick Jackson, CEO of Skills for Logistics, commented: “By positioning the UK as a cutting edge thought leader in the field of TVET, this partnership makes the UK a more attractive place for Chinese people to do business with, UK qualifications more attractive for Chinese learners and employers, and UK colleges a more attractive overseas study destination for young people in China.”

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