Aug 13, 2021|

JD to Provide E-Commerce Education in China-Kenya Vocational Training Cooperation

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by Vivian Yang

As one of the project founders, JD.com participated in the inaugural ceremony of the Lu Ban Workshop and China-Kenya Vocational and Technical Education Center on August 6 in Beijing, one of the venues for the online ceremony. Lu Ban (507-444 B.C.) is the name of the very first master carpenter of ancient China.

The Center is created with joint efforts between Taita Tavetu University (TTU) of Kenya and Dongying Vocational Institute in Shangdong, China, with the goal to provide professional and technical training and practice opportunities for Kenyan students and teachers in the fields of petroleum engineering, petrochemical engineering and a new generation of information technologies.

JD.com will provide e-commerce related education for trainees of the project.

Quanpu Feng, vice president of JD.com, at the inaugural ceremony

During the inaugural ceremony, Quanpu Feng, vice president of JD.com, pointed out that the center’s establishment marks an important milestone, and  demonstrates the progress of the partnership between JD.com and the Education Department of Shangdong province in the field of integration between industries and vocational education, and international cooperation.

Main venue of the ceremony in Dongying Vocational Institute

Zhigang Wang, director of vocational education section of the Department, said at the main venue for the ceremony in Dongying Vocational Institute that based on the upgrade of AI technologies and petroleum engineering and other industries, and through deep collaboration with leading enterprises like JD.com and more, the cross-border, cross-institute and cross-industries model is aimed to train localized talents for the needs of international production capacity cooperation.

Vice mayor of Dongying Meihua Liu and the president of Dongying Vacational Institute Yancheng Li unveiled the center in Dongying. At the same time, TTU Secretariat of the University Training and Research Ambassador Simon Nabukwesi and the University’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Fred Simiyu Barasa unveiled the Lu Ban workshop project in Taita Tavetu University during the online ceremony.

 

(vivian.yang@jd.com)

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