Shandong Water Conservancy Vocational College (山东水利职业技术学院) is a provincial public full-time college with water conservancy and engineering as its advantage. It has a 60-year history of vocational education. The college always adheres to “people-oriented and water-based” management philosophy, taking as its motto the old saying of “Water-like great virtue with a broad open mind like the sea”. The school aims to serve the society and polish its brand with water conservancy as its characteristics, engineering its advantages. It has earned the following titles as “ A National high-quality Water Conservancy Higher Vocational College”, “A National Modern Apprenticeship Experiment Site”, “One of the First Batch of National Water Conservancy Higher Vocational Model Colleges”, “Shandong High-quality Higher Vocational College”, “One of the First Batch of Skilled Talents Cultivation in Shandong Province”, “Excellent College for Employment in Shandong Province”, “ An Outstanding College for Moral Education in Shandong Province” The college won its fame as “The National Water Industry Skills Talent Cultivation Outstanding Contribution Award”, “National Vocational College Charm Campus”, “National Water Conservancy Staff Education Advanced Collective”, “Shandong Province University Sports Excellent Unit”, “Shandong Province School-enterprise Cooperation Integrated School Model School”, “Shandong Province Education Informatization Experiment Base” and other honorary titles.
Hardware and Facilities
The college covers an area of 262 acres; the total construction area of the school building is 537,000 square meters; the total value of teaching equipment is 138 million yuan, and the library has more than 1.02 million books. The college has 110 campus training workshops such as hydraulic training ground, engineering construction training center, mechanical processing center, logistics warehousing and distribution center, and 13 factories which is in the college, integrating student training and vocational skills appraisal. Besides, the college has cooperated with enterprises to build more than 300 fully functional off-campus training bases. Among them, the construction engineering technology training base is a vocational education training base construction project supported by the central government, and the hydraulic training field is a national water conservancy key professional internship training base.
The college pays attention to the organization of faculty, actively cooperates with the industry enterprises, introduces and trains professional leaders and backbone teachers who have exerted great influence among industries in the country, and builds high-level talents composed of enterprise experts, technical backbones and skilled craftsmen. The expert resource pool has formed a “double-skilled” faculty with reasonable structure, excellent business, noble morality, innovation and vitality. The college has 613 full-time teachers, including 35% with associate professor and senior professional and technical positions, and 55.15% of Master`s Degree and above. The proportion of “double-skilled” faculty accounts for 73.74%. Our teachers won 2 second prizes and 2 third prizes in the teacher skill competitions such as the National Informatization Teaching Contest. In the teacher skill competitions such as the Shandong Informatization Teaching Contest, some of them won 6 first prizes, 4 second prizes and 5 third prizes. Professor Pashna, a Russian foreign teacher, was awarded the first “Rizhao Friendship Award” for her outstanding work performance and was awarded the honorary citizen of Rizhao City in December 2015.
Major Construction Advantages
The school has highlighted the characteristics of water conservancy and created advantageous majors. In accordance with the development guide of “Develop Majors by taking advantage of industry and, in turn, promote the industry with the help of well-developed majors”, the college gives full play to the leading role of the school council. Under the guidance of the professional construction committee, according to the requirements of the national and Shandong development strategies for talent training, the college actively adjusts the service orientation, optimizes the professional structure, actively adapts to the needs of water conservancy industry and local economic construction, and cooperates with industry enterprises to build water conservancy projects and management, modern transportation engineering technology, modernization construction and management of the construction industry, intelligent equipment manufacturing, information technology and other eight professional groups. And the professional system is more perfect, the quality of professional connotation is obviously improved, and the full coverage of the professional water conservancy majors is basically realized. A group of high-quality specialty brands represented by water conservancy engineering and management, have played a leading role in the similar institutions in Shandong Province and even the whole country, thus forming a professional group of “water conservancy characteristics and engineering advantages”. It provides a strong talent support for the development of modern water conservancy and regional economy.
With the reform of the cooperative development mechanism and innovation of the talent fostering model, the college insists on the school-enterprise cooperation as the key path for improving the quality of talent fostering. It has successively carried out in-depth cooperation with well-known large and medium-sized enterprises such as China Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering No. 13 Engineering Co., Ltd., Rizhao Port Group Co., Ltd., Shandong Wuzheng Group and JD Group. The school-enterprise talent fostering system of “major and curriculum co-construction, teaching materials co-editing, co-training of teachers, sharing of workshops, and talent co-education” was constructed.