Shandong Polytechnic College, authorized by the People's Government of Shandong Province and registered in the Ministry of Education, is located in Jining, Shandong. The school was founded in 1950, formerly known as Shandong Province Trade University. After combining with the state-level secondary schools including Shandong Electrical and Mechanical School and Jining Business School in 2006, the college was approved by the provincial government and was renamed as Shandong Polytechnic College in March 2009.
Since 2010, the college has based the development concept of “World Vision, International Standards, Characteristic Schooling, and Vocational Education to Serve the Country”, as well as the school-running philosophy of “Establishing School by Quality, Thriving School by Characteristics and Strengthening School by Talents,” we have developed a series of ways of running schools such as characteristic school-running, grouping schooling, and internationalized schooling as well as a combined school-running of production, teaching and Research. The college has also established the goal of “running a school based on Jining, facing the south of Shandong and serving the entire province”, and aimed at "building the college into a provincial-level school with outstanding advantages with distinctive characteristics, high quality of personnel training and strong social service ability". We have implemented the strategy of “qualities erect the school, characteristics prosper the school, and talents strengthen the school”. We will adhere to the road of characteristic schooling, collectivization schooling, international schooling as well as the integration of production, teaching and research. We have continued the school-running concept of “qualities erect the school, characteristics prosper the school, and talents strengthen the school”. The reform of talent cultivation mode should be deepened, the industrial structure of the area should be docked, and the layout of key specialties should be adjusted and optimized. The school also shaped a new main service direction combined with advanced manufacturing industry and modern service industry, with coal chemical industry and photovoltaic power generation specialty as the main categories. It will be characterized by a professional system of mechanical, electrical and manufacturing specialties with coordinated development of industry, management and economics and rational distribution.
The College has campuses in Brisbane, Australia and Jining, China. The headquarter of the college covers an area of 680,000 m2, with a construction area of 320,000 m2. Also, the college has a total fixed assets of 807.6 million yuan, 187 in-campus experimental and training rooms , 333 training bases outside the campus, and 1.3 million books in the library. The college currently has more than 600 faculty members, with 476 full-time teachers and 150 professors and associate professors, of whom 284 have PhD and master’s degrees. There are also 452 enterprise engineers and technicians working as part-time teachers. SDPC currently has he following 16 secondary colleges and teaching departments: School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (Sino-German Intelligent Manufacturing International College), School of Automotive Engineering (Sino-German Know-how Automobile College), School of Aviation, School of Navigation, School of Finance & Accounting (Internet Finance College), Business School (Confucian Business College), School of Optoelectronical Engineering (JinKo (China) Photovoltaic Technology College), School of Chemical New Materials Engineering (Eco-Environmental Engineering College), School of Software Engineering (Huiyu Big Data College), School of Architectural Engineering, School of Literature and Creative Arts, School of Intellectual Property, School of International Education, School of Entrepreneurship, Department of Public Courses, and the Department of Ideological and Political Education. The college has 49 majors within 9 specialized areas including regional strategic emerging industries, high-end equipment manufacturing and modern service industries, etc. There are more than 16,000 full-time students and over 200 international students from 34 countries.
The school has gained the following honors in recent years: a training model college for skilled talents in Shandong Province, a comprehensive demonstration college for teaching reform of the national supply and marketing cooperative system, a digital campus construction experimental college, a second batch of modern apprenticeship pilot units of the Ministry of Education, a national base for staff education and training, a Sino-German Know-how Auto Talent Training Base, 3D CAD Technology Education and Training Base of Ministry of Science and Technology, a Computer Talents Training Base of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, a Vice Chairman unit of China Vocational Education Foreign Cooperation Alliance, a National KAB Entrepreneurship Education and Training Base, a National Vocational College Vice Chairman unit of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Alliance, a Shandong Province Crew Training Base, a Shandong Province “3+2” Specialized Sectional Training Pilot College, a Shandong Province College Student Entrepreneurship Incubation Demonstration Base, a Shandong Province Entrepreneurship Innovation College, a Shandong Province Education Informationization pilot unit, a vice chairman unit of the Excellent Traditional Culture Education and Inheritance Research Association of Shandong Higher Vocational College, a “Tian Gong Yuan” AAA-level tourist scenic spot, a Shandong Province school-enterprise cooperation and integration model school, an intangible culture of Shandong Province inheritance group training base, and the first batch of intangible cultural heritage skills training pilot colleges.
The college has successively won the following awards: the civilized unit of Shandong Province (2008-present), the national demonstration unit of conservation-oriented public institutions (2015-2017), the outstanding excellent party organization of Shandong Province (2016), the innovation award of China PV Agriculture (2017), the best universities in social reputation of Shandong (2017), the Shandong Province Cultural and Creative Markets and Creative Space Pilot Colleges, National Public Institutions Energy Efficiency Leaders (2017-2018), National Top 50 International Influential Universities (2018), and China Top 100 Vocational Education ( 2018) .
The college attaches great importance to the cultivation of practical skills, and has established a long-term mechanism for skill competitions. Via the continuous deepening of teaching reforms, the competition and daily teaching are closely combined in order to promote learning through competition and continuously improve the quality of personnel training. In the past five years, our teachers have won more than 200 awards in the provincial and above skill competitions, informatization teaching contests and college young teachers teaching competitions, including one national level first prize. In 2017, our school was awarded the “Excellent Organization Award of the Provincial Informationization Competition” by the Provincial Department of Education. Our students won 62 awards at the provincial and national skill competitions, and 178 students have won these awards. Among the national competitions, there has been 4 first prizes, 3 second prizes and 2 third prizes, ranking 5th among the province's higher vocational colleges. In the four-year teaching achievement awards selection in 2018, our school won 16 provincial and national awards, two of which won the second prize of the national teaching achievement award.