KLC International Institute (KLCII) recently planted another flag in the international adult vocational education space when it was invited to attend  the 2017 China-ASEAN Vocational Education Exhibition and Forum held in Nanning, capital of Guangxi Province, China. This two-day event from 11 -12 September 2017, was co-sponsored by Ministry of Education of China and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region People’s Government.

Main Entrance of 2017 China-ASEAN Vocational Education Exhibition and Forum held in Zhongguancun Innovation Model Base, Nanning, Guangxi Province, China

This event features “Co-build Modern Vocational Education, Share the Prosperity of the Belt and Road “as theme and attracted many representatives from ASEAN member states as well as China regional education institutions. A delegation of four staff including representatives from the marketing department led by Dr Chen Shi, Vice Principal of KLCII, joined some 700 participants from 16 countries at the exhibition and forum.

KLCII Team (from left): Mr James Ling, Head Chinese Language Learning, Dr Chen Shi, Vice Principal Chinese Programmes, Ms Kok Sher Min, Marketing Manager, Mr Desmond Seah, Vice President, Sales & Marketing

2017 China-ASEAN Vocational Education Exhibition and Forum Opening Ceremony, Zhongguancun Innovation Model Base

KLCII  set up a booth at the exhibition to showcase KLCII’s range of course offerings from certificate, diploma to post graduate, with added emphasis on early childhood teachers’ education, and its  language programmes.

KLCII Team at exhibition booth

KLCII Team at exhibition booth

KLCII’s presence attracted a lot of attention from the delegates and many interesting enquiries were received.  The Guangxi Foreign Language College expressed strong interest in collaborating with KLCII in early childhood education, and promptly signed an letter of Intent to further develop the relationship.

MOU Signing Ceremony & Gift Exchange with Guangxi DongFang Foreign Language Vocational College

This is the 3rd time KLCII had participated in an event of such a scale in China, with its first in year 2012. Since the forum was started in 2012, it has been attended by ministers and high-ranking officials in education sector, as well as educators and representatives from universities and colleges in China and the ASEAN countries.