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Suzhou Software Park Turns Out first Graduates for Animation Industry

27 trainees at Suzhou's training base for animation industry professionals received their graduation certificates at SIP International Technology Town on the morning of Aug. 15, and all of them were recruited by Hongyuan Animation, a prestigious animation production enterprise in Suzhou. These graduates are the first batch of production-oriented trainees in animation industry in Suzhou, selected for training by recruitment orders from enterprise. Suzhou Animation Training Base, jointly set up by the Training Center of Suzhou Software Park and Suzhou Arts & Crafts Vocational Technology Institute, adopts the mostly commonly used training method, the "project-guided teaching method", to supply the urgently needed technicians in Suzhou's animation industry. The first graduates all came from art majors of Suzhou Arts & Crafts Institute, Suzhou TV College, and other institutions of higher learning with 3 years' background of art training, and were selected in last March to the advanced animation training class at the training base. All the instructors in the training program are experienced animation producers.

The training class was the cooperation project of the training center, Suzhou Arts & Crafts Institute, and Hongyuan Animation Co., and conducted in line with the characteristics of animation industry and the actual demands from specific projects. The teaching mode combines the education with pragmatic requirements of the industry in the form of production teams of animation production, which effectively raised the capabilities of the trainees in production procedure and operation.

Tang Jiye, GM of Hongyuan Animation, expressed his confidence in the professional practical ability of the graduates. The company has assigned these graduates to the production team of "Little Zhuo Ma", a serial animation play to be broadcast by CCTV In the second half of next year.

Suzhou Software Park Training Center is reinforcing its efforts in talent training and development for animation industry so as to play a better role as a public platform of technological service of national animation industrial base. Following the advanced animation training class, the center has started up another two training programs for animation technicians in cooperation with HK Polytechnic University and HK City University.

Aug. 16, 2006


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