First Training Center for Outsourced Services in China Set Up in TEDA

TIANJIN, China, Aug. 2 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Recently, the Ministry of Commerce and Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (“TEDA”) officially signed a letter of intent for cooperation to establish the "China Training Center for Outsourced Services". It is one of the important measures taken by the Ministry of Commerce to support the development and opening of the New Binghai Area and the first experimental talent-training center of the Ministry of Commerce in China for outsourced services. This center will provide high-quality talent for service-outsourcing companies in the New Binghai Area, Tianjin and the Bohai-Rim Area and provide a new mode and mechanism for training of talents for outsourced services.

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Ma Xiuhong, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Commerce, noted in the signing ceremony that outsourced services has achieved great progress since implementation of the "Thousand, Hundred and Ten Projects" more than a year ago. Developing outsourced services involves extensive work and talent training is an indispensable part of it. The New Binghai Area should also take the leading role in the global high-end outsourced service of talent training after it becomes a new economic growth area in the country.

According to the letter of intent, the Ministry of Commerce will accord the outsourced service industry of TEDA the corresponding policy and relevant support and TEDA promises to train 10,000 to 20,000 talented people every year for service-outsourcing companies in conformity with their requirements and will try to increase the number of people engaged in outsourced service in TEDA to between 50,000 and 60,000 by 2010. Meanwhile, TEDA will establish the "TEDA Development Fund for Outsourced Services" with 100 million yuan to maximize the social result of such training.

The establishment of this training center will ease two difficulties, i.e. the difficulty for university graduates to find jobs and the difficulty for enterprises to find suitable people, by bridging the two and

guiding university students to seek employment opportunities in the outsourced services industry. Meanwhile, the training center will develop customized training according to the requirements of service-outsourcing companies and train technical and management personnel at various levels.

About Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA)

Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA) was established in 1984 with the approval of the State Council of the People's Republic of China. It is one of the first state-class economic-technological development areas in the country.

TEDA is located in the center of a larger area bordering Bohai Sea and the east of the Asia-Europe Land Bridge, thus serving as the gate to the two super cities of Beijing and Tianjin, and the throat connecting the northeast of China. By the end of 2006, 4,299 foreign companies have landed in TEDA. Of the Fortune 500 companies, 57 multinational companies, from 10 countries and regions, including such well-established multinational giants as Motorola, Samsung and Toyota, invested in 123 enterprises in TEDA. In 2000, "Fortune" listed TEDA as one of the most highly recommended economic areas in China. In 2002 UNIDO listed TEDA as one of the most dynamic areas of China together with Shenzhen, Suzhou, Wenzhou, Shanghai Pudong and Xi'an High-tech Park.

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Source: Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area
Keywords: Machinery