The China-Indonesia Vocational Education Integration, Innovation, and Development Forum took place in Nanning, Guangxi, from September 15 to 16, 2023. Attending the event were Amman Sophie, the Director General of the Ministry of Human Development and Cultural Affairs of Indonesia's Department of Vocational Education and Higher Education; Zheng Limei, Secretary-General of the National Mechanical Vocational Education Teaching Steering Committee; An Yan, Deputy Secretary-General; Sun Guoyou, Deputy Director of the Guangxi Department of Education; and Yu Yunfeng, Secretary-General of the China Education Association for International Exchange.
Officials from Sri Vijaya National Institute of Technology, Batam National Institute of Technology, Bandung Institute of Manufacturing Technology, Jakarta National Institute of Technology, and Semarang Institute of Technology signed a collaborative training agreement at the conference. As per the agreement, both parties have decided to implement a three-year academic program to educate Indonesian students. This program entails spending one year studying in China, one year studying in Indonesia, and one year interning at enterprises. This endeavour aims to promote the exchange and development of majors, curriculum, and resources between our institution and Indonesian educational institutions. Furthermore, it will facilitate mutual recognition of credits and academic achievements between the two nations. The program is scheduled to commence enrollment in October 2023, with Indonesian students expected to start studying in September 2024.