'Talent Corridor' scheme: 1,000 Pakistani students to be offered vocational training, education in China

10:01 PM | 1 Jul, 2018
'Talent Corridor' scheme: 1,000 Pakistani students to be offered vocational training, education in China
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BEIJING - The CPEC Cultural Communication Center (3C) under its ‘Talent Corridor’ scheme will offer scholarships to 1,000 Pakistani students for a one-year vocational training starting from November this year in China.

“The students to be selected from across the country will be provided free tuition and dormitory during the training at different universities and institutes in China,” Echo Lee, Director General, CPEC 3C and CEO of St. Xianglin Management and Consulting Company, said while talking to local media here on Sunday.

The CPEC 3C is located in China’s Suzhou Vocational University, which has the world-class facilities and able faculty and its functions include Sino-Pak students exchange, academic research and seminars, vocational education, organizing Chinese culture experience camp and teachers exchange, she added.

Giving further details about scholarship scheme, she said it is a three level program and the students will be taught outer space and high-speed train technology during the first level while in the middle level, they will be imparted education of hydro-power and solar energy engineering.

The students selected for the lowest level will get training for the driving of different machines and types of equipment including excavation machines and caterpillar etc.

Echo Lee said this year, 1,000 students will be offered 20 majors from a high level to lower level classes as compared to 100 scholarships in six majors last year.

While hoping for a positive response and cooperation from the Pakistani side, she said that details are being discussed at present with the officials concerned in the Pakistan ministry of planning, development, and reforms as well as the embassy of Pakistan in Beijing.