|Brief Introduction to NTVTC and Nant...|
Brief Introduction to
Nantong Textile Vocational Technology College
Nantong Textile Vocational Technology College（NTVTC） is a state-run full-time college by the Jiangsu Provincial Government, and it has become a unit of the State Model Vocational College Project. Its school-running history can be traced back to the first textile school in China in 1912, which was established by Mr. Zhang Jian, the famous patriotic industrialist and educationist. It has profound cultural accumulation with nearly one hundred years by training a large number of excellent graduates for the economic and social construction and development of Jiangsu province as well as the whole country.
Located in Nantong, Jiangsu Province, NTVTC enjoys convenience of transportation within the one-hour-economic-zone of Shanghai. It has a land area of 720 mu (one mu equals to 666.67 square meters), with total floor space of 202,400 square meters. The students here enjoy the advanced equipments, scientific teaching means and modern teaching technologies. The library has generally realized the goal of informatization and digitalization. Besides 48 training workshops, NTVTC has a Modern Textile Technology Training Base funded by China’s Central Financial Ministry, the Textile Designer’s Professional Qualification Training Center at state level, a Home-textile and Costume Engineering Technology Research Center at provincial level, Jiangsu Technological Center of Wind-solar Hybrid Project for Power Generation, a Provincial Model Training Base, a Local Municipal Costume Technology Innovation Center, a Provincial Model Teaching Center for Basic-course-experiment and a State Vocational Skill Appraisal Office.
NTVTC is a comprehensive higher education institute with over 10,000 full-time students and embracing engineering science as its main body. It has 11 departments like Textile, Dying and Finishing, Electrical Machines, Information &Technology, Arts, Fashion, Foreign Languages, Construction, Social Science, P.E. & Military Affairs, and 3 sub-colleges like Further Education, Kangan TAFE, and International Cooperation. Kangan TAFE is a Sino-Australian project between NTVTC and Australian Kangan Institute of TAFE. Of all 52 majors, such as Modern Textile Technology, Home-textile Design, Dying Technologies, Electric-Mechanic Integration, E-commerce, Construction Engineering, the traditional ones have their brand features and the newly-launched ones are closely satisfied with the social demands.
NTVTC endeavors to construct a structured team with an integration of part-time and full-time teaching staff, who have noble teaching ethics, advanced teaching philosophy, high teaching levels, professional teaching skills. In addition to 210 part-time teachers, NTVTC has 466 full-time teachers, among whom, 33% have got senior professional titles, over 75% professional teachers hold “Double -qualification Certificates”, 78% young teaching staff have achieved at least master’s degree. Furthermore, NTVTC invites part-time professors from the academicians of China’s Engineering Academy, and experts and renowned teachers from other famous universities.
Adhering to the opening-up philosophy in education, NTVTC has established NTVTC-Kangan as an earlier Sino-Australian program. It has set up international cooperation with Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, Alamo Community College of USA, Curtin University of Technology and Edith Cowan University of Australia, Saxion University of Applied Science of Netherlands, Città Studi Biella of Italy. A research project on international cooperation has been ranked as one of Key Education Research Projects in National 10th Five-year Plan. A teaching reform project has been awarded First Prize of Excellent Achievements in Higher Education at provincial level. International Business, a Sino-Australian project, has been listed in Featured Specialties of Jiangsu Higher Education. The college has been awarded Advanced Unit of International Cooperation in Jiangsu. In 2011 NTVTC begins the first enrolment of international students. The achievements in international cooperation have won wide acclaim from the society, and attracted the attention and coverage from the media, such as People’s Daily, Xinhua Net, Jiangsu Economy Daily, Nantong Daily, Jianghai Evening and so on.
NTVTC sticks to the education philosophy of “student-oriented” and conducts the “four-in-one” education principle, meaning to train a student’s overall development in his/her four natures----thoughts, humanities, science and profession. Focusing on the training of the students’ professional skills, NTVTC implements as many systems as “credit system”, “flexible educational system” and “graduates subject to double certificates”. It also carries out a mechanism to build studios for some professional teachers.
NTVTC has achieved remarkable success for its high quality and developed rapidly for its distinguishing features. It has now become the chairman unit of the Management Committee of Textile and Clothing Vocational Group of Jiangsu, the vice-chairman unit of Textile and Clothing Education Society of China, and the standing chairman unit of Higher Vocational Education and Research Society of China.
Brief Introduction to Nantong City
Nantong is a port city on the north bank of the Yangtze River northwest of Shanghai. It’s about 2 hours by bus from the internationally famous Bund and the Nanjing East Mall in the center of Shanghai. Nantong is a beautiful, rapidly expanding city with modern facilities, both old and new-style shopping malls, western restaurants, and even state of the art 3D movie theaters with some English soundtrack movies, etc... However it maintains its ancient charm as one of the only cities in which the ancient city center is surrounded by a protective network of wide canals.
Nearby (easy weekend trips) are the cities of Nanjing, Hangzhou and Suzhou - all famous tourist destinations in China. Nanjing quite famously used to be the capital of China, Suzhou is the city of Marco Polo and Hangzhou is just a great place to spend a weekend. Xian's well-known terra cotta warriors are also a possible weekend trip and Beijing's Forbidden City and the Great Wall itself are only a two hour plane ride or an overnight train away and wonderful places to visit during your study in Nantong China.