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Ningbo promoting cooperation of vocational schools and enterprises

From Ningbo Education Commission, "easures of Promoting Cooperation of Vocational Schools and Enterprises of Ningbo Municipality" was recently adopted by Ningbo Municipal Government and it is put in effect from February 1.

In March 2009, Ningbo Municipality released the "Rules of Promoting Cooperation of Vocational Schools and Enterprises", then the only local government regulation in China on the cooperation of vocational schools and enterprises. Thanks to the Rules, over 1,000 enterprises established cooperative relation with the vocational schools of various kinds in Ningbo.

Aiming at the general negative attitude of some enterprises on the cooperation, the "Measures" stipulates a series of rules: to subsidize private vocational schools to buy insurance for students on practice so as to rid the enterprises of worries, to put aside special funds of 10 million yuan every year as subsidies for the schools and enterprises in cooperation, and to establish a joint meeting mechanism for vocation education to coordinate the solution of problems in question

Ningbo residents incomes grow by 70% in 5 years

Statistics show that in 2006, Ningbo had 8.8 cars per 100 urban households, whereas in 2011 the figure has reached 33.2 or one car for every three urban households.

Statistics from Ningbo Survey Team of National Bureau of Statistics show, in 2011, urban dwellers'per capita disposable income reached 34,058 yuan, up 12.9% on the year-on-year base. The rise of disposable income led to a rising consumption demand and capacity. Meanwhile, the per capita consumption expenditure of urban dwellers reached 21,779 yuan, up 12.1% year on year.
In contrast, in 2006, the per capita disposable income of urban dwellers stood at 19,694 yuan and the per capita consumption expenditure at 12,666 yuan. These statistics prove since 2006, both disposable income and consumption expenditure of urban residents have increased by 70%, reflecting a stable rising of living standard.

Generally, incomes of Ningbo urban residents consist of the following: wage income, which accounts for more than 60% of the total, income from operations, property income, including rent, interest, etc. and transfer income such as pensions, cash gifts and support for the elderly, etc. Last year, wage income saw a relative rapid increase, amounting to 7,422 yuan, a rise of 10,000 yuan more than the 15,000 yuan in 2006.

As expected, car ownership increases with income. According to the traffic department, car ownership in Ningbo hit 1,064,600 in 2011. Other high-end products and durables also became affordable for ordinary families. In 2006, the per capita expenditure on household appliances and services for urban residents was 787 yuan, while in 2011 this figure rose to 1181 yuan.
Statistics show that in 2011, urban dwellers' per capita expenditures on food rose to 8200 yuan, 3527 yuan more than in 2006, or an average annual increase of 11.9%

Colorful campus life

Before the winter vacation, the students of a primary school in Haishu District gave a performance, playing the recorder.

Rapid developing education in Ningbo

Ningbo is substantially modernizing its education. As a program trusted by the Ministry of Education to Shanghai Institute of Education Sciences, the Report of Level of Modernization of Provinces and Quasi Provincial Cities of China 2011 was recently released. According to this report, Ningbo ranks No.4 of all the 15 quasi provincial cities, only next to Huangzhou, Nanjing, and Xiamen. For the index of quality of education, Ningbo ranks No.1, and for the indexes of educational fairness and security, it ranks No.2. The level of modernization of education is an important indicator of the level of modernization of country and an important foundation and drive for the modernization of a country. As an opening city on the east coast of China, Ningbo has made great efforts to modernize its education in the past five years and made notable progress in this respect. According to the Report, of all the 15 quasi provincial cities of China, Ningbo ranks No.1 for the index of quality of education, hitting 58.28 points. For the index of fairness in education, Xi'an ranks the highest and Ningbo occupies the second position. For the important index of education security, Ningbo occupies the second position, only next to Hangzhou for a difference of 0.5 points. From 2007 to 2011, the input in education in Ningbo has been rising on the yearly base and the rise is considerable. In 2007, the input in education was 10.760 billion yuan including 7.34 billion yuan by the state. In 2011, the two figures rose to 18 billion and 14 billion. This means that in the five years, the input Ningbo has made in education has risen by 7.3 billion yuan.

First Group of College Grads Startup Parks Designated

Five College Grads Startup Parks including Yinzhou College Grads Startup Park were designated as Ningbo’s first group of parks in which college students set up ventures after going through the evaluation by the municipal authorities. And it was also agreed to hold the awarding ceremony at the work conference on human resources and social security held on Jan. 12.  
As a platform providing entrepreneur services to college graduates, municipal College Grads Startup Parks are meant to guide more students to start businesses successfully. It is learned that the five parks started up by 320 students provide over 1100 job opportunities.
And also, the first group of entrepreneurship training bases were designated to improve college students’ ability to initiate businesses. The bases are Zhejiang Wanli University, Ninghai Advanced Vocational-Technical College and Ningbo Polytechnic, all of which got the name plates at the work conference on human resources and social security.

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