Formed in partnerships between a host country’s local institutions and vocational schools in Tianjin – under the guidance of China’s Ministry of Education – the workshops promise to shore up the abilities and know-how of local workforces. Photo: Handout
Formed in partnerships between a host country’s local institutions and vocational schools in Tianjin – under the guidance of China’s Ministry of Education – the workshops promise to shore up the abilities and know-how of local workforces. Photo: Handout

China installing more vocational training centres globally via Luban Workshops in strategic talent push

  • Some graduates will help fill the need for skilful workers at projects linked to China’s Belt and Road Initiative
  • At least 20 of the China-backed vocational training centres, known as Luban Workshops, have quietly opened in 19 countries since 2016

Formed in partnerships between a host country’s local institutions and vocational schools in Tianjin – under the guidance of China’s Ministry of Education – the workshops promise to shore up the abilities and know-how of local workforces. Photo: Handout
Formed in partnerships between a host country’s local institutions and vocational schools in Tianjin – under the guidance of China’s Ministry of Education – the workshops promise to shore up the abilities and know-how of local workforces. Photo: Handout
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