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First CLC institute of lifelong learning established in Ningbo

The first lifelong learning institute for rural community learning center (CLC) in China was announced to settle down in Ningbo at the seminar on rural adult education & "Belt and Road" construction, as well as the agreement-signing ceremony of the institute. Approved by the Representative Office of UNESCO in China and China National Commission for UNESCO, the institute is the extension and development of the "construction of rural community learning center" implemented in Asian and Pacific countries since 1998 by the UNESCO. 

As is reported, the institute is jointly built by Ningbo Education Bureau and Chinese Adult Education Association, and will be coordinated and management by Ningbo Adult Education College. According to the agreement, based on their related resources, the co-builders of the institute will introduce the advanced concepts for rural education in the world,

and promote the rural community education reform with the concepts of lifelong education and lifelong learning. By improving the rural residents' cultural quality and living standard, the institute aims to promote the economic and social development of the local rural area.

It takes only about six months for Ningbo to emerge as the best candidate among over 100 CLC pilot cities, since the intention of establishing the lifelong learning institute by China Adult Education Association in late 2017.

Currently, with the four-level adult education network, the rural community education has made great progress in implementing the "quality training program for rural labor force", conducting the skill training for enterprise staff and carrying out experiments on community education. In terms of the education and training projects for rural residents, there are various kinds of training models including "menu model", "order model", "orientation model" and "entrepreneurship model". Meanwhile, a group of important carriers for improving knowledge and practical skills of rural residents have been established, such as the program of "distinguished farmers learning at college", the integration program for agriculture, science and education, and the two-certificate high-school learning for adults. In recent years, some special projects developed in some towns or villages of Ningbo have even become well-known brands nationwide


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