Originally founded in 1951Leshan Vocational and Technical College is located in the city of Leshan, southwestern part of Sichuan province, a city with long history,which is famous for Mt. Emei and the Leshan Grand Buddha and the World Natural and Cultural Heritage.
It is a public full-time college, covering many specialties as medical health, financial management, tourism, mechanic, and electronics. In 2003, it was authorized to be the member of the national much-needed talents training program for modern manufacturing industry and service industry. It passed The Talents Cultivation Level Assessment Project for Higher Technical and Vocational Institutions organized by Ministry of Education in 2008. In the same year, it was awarded The base of training talented of new energy in Leshan and the director organization of new energy vocational education group in Leshan by Leshan municipal government.
The college covers 385 acres and it takes pride in 381 teachers, among who are 108 professors and associate professors, 38 with PhD and Master degree, 135 holding two occupational certificates. Up to now, many foreign teachers, from America, Australia, England, Singapore, have worked here. This year, there are more than 10,000 students studying in the college. It has five departments -- Nursing Department, Electrical and Mechanical Department, Economic Management Department, Tourism Department, New Energy Material Department and General Course Faculty. The departments have 23 specialties and relevant teaching and learning equipments, facilities, laboratories, training centers and a library, holding 456,000 books. The students can practice in the two hospitals and a factory, which are managed by the college. Since the establishment of the college, it has reaped a rich harvest in teaching and scientific research. The teaching staff published over 110 papers on the national and provincial learned journals, among which achieved national and provincial rewards; moreover, some of the teachers edited 30kinds of materials, and some of them are the Ministry of Education planning materials: Higher Mathematics, Public Computer, College English, and Vocational Eloquence Training Tutorial. In addition, the teaching staff took part in or undertook some research projects and teaching reforms: 4 projects achieved provincial reward, 5 projects were approved and initiated by Department of Science and Technology in Sichuan province, 3 teaching reforms were approved and initiated by Department of Education in Sichuan province, one research project was awarded scientific and technological achievement of Leshan, and 2 research projects were approved and initiated by Leshan Science and Technology Bureau.
After the establishment of the college, We consistently insists on the Guiding Ideas of Running a College: taking service as the aim, taking the employment as the guidance, taking quality as the way to live, innovating features to improve itself, being socially oriented and serving the local economy. We constantly deepen education and teaching reform, strengthen teaching management, and try to improve teaching quality. According to the features of higher vocational and technical education, we will change education idea, explore many methods of talent training of higher vocational education, and adhere the teaching road of production, learning and research so as to further improve the teaching level and quality.
We consistently insists on the idea: people oriented, truth-seeking and innovation , and harmonious development . We adhere the teaching road of production, learning and research and aim at training high qualified and application-oriented personnel who are all round developed and innovative.
The college implements two types of training patterns, respectively 3 years (2 years learning and 1 years practice) and 5 years (4 years learning and 1 years practice); and it also built up multi-types of the systems to monitor the teaching quality; in addition, it began to conduct the experiment of the credit system. All the way, the college puts the task of build ing up the ranks of teachers in the first place; therefore, we implement the strategytalents make the college better. Whats more, we advanced some projects in order to help more teachers become professors, more teachers get Ph. D and master degree, and more teachers hold two occupational certificates. In this way, education background, academic title and quality structure of teachers will be optimized, and teaching level and quality will be greatly improved. In order to gear the needs of the local economic development, the college restructured and arranged the specialties. Now, we have four key specialties: Nursing, CNC technology, Tourism and Accounting by EDP System, among which nursing has obvious advantage and distinctive characteristic, so it has been widely accepted in society. Some graduates majoring in nursing find work in many international countries such as U.S.A., Canada, Australia, Finland, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore.
In recent years, the college has increased and strengthened the exchange and cooperation with the foreign colleges and enterprises. We have signed the communication and cooperation agreements and became sister & friendly schools with Castle College Nottingham (U.K.), College of Rockies (Canada), University Canada West Academies (Canada), South Australia Nursing Labor Unions Nursing School (Australia) and Kaya University (Korea). We also established exchange and cooperation programs with the enterprises in the U.S.A., Finland, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Saudi Arabia and so on. These greatly impel the improvement of our vocational education.
The college built the relationship of jointly running schools with Sichuan University, Southwest Jiaotong University, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, and Luzhou Medical College. And it also built the cooperation relationship of training talented and employment with 90 famous enterprises and institutions, such as People's Liberation Army General Hospital, Guzhou Zhujiang Hospital, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital, Sichuan's Armed Police Hospital, Chengdu Branch of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Hualian Group, Shenzhen Huawei Group, Foxconn Technology Group, LG Electronics Huizhou Co., Ltd., Leshan Phoenix Semiconductor Company Limited.. In recent years, the enrollment and graduate employment rate are in the forefront among the other vocational colleges in Sichuan Province. A group of graduates majoring nursing and mechanics are working in the U.S.A., Finland, Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Saudi Arabia. The employment rate was 93%.
The college has trained over 40,000 key technicians and executive talents in the field of health, tourism, finance, marketing, mechanics, electronics and new energy. They made positive contribution to the local economic construction and social development.