GEM Centers to Produce Software Talents
GEM Group officially launched its 3-in-1 training program at Suzhou Dushu Lake Higher Education Town on Jan. 31 by announcing the inauguration of GEM English Academy, GEM Simulation Lab, and APTC (Authorized Prometric Testing Center). The implementation of the training program is expected to produce 2,000 qualified software talents of international caliber annually.
Since GEM Group made its presence in the Higher Education Town in July 2003, it has been devoted to introducing international education and training resources into SIP, such as those from Hong Kong University and Microsoft Corporation, with emphasis on practical training of talents. GEM English Academy, a professional English Training institute jointly run by GEM and American Q-English, has trained over 2,000 person/times for over a hundred internationally prestigious enterprises since its founding in 2003. GEM Simulation Lab is the first internationalized software practice base set up in cooperation with Microsoft Corporation in China, which offers trainees the experience of actual projects, development procedures and management of enterprises in learning and practice under the tutorship of senior project managers of software enterprises. The APTC is a in cooperation with Thomson Prometric of USA, the largest global authorized computer authentication test service agency, and can provide test services for certificates of some 60 international corporations like Microsoft and Intel.
Mr. Lai Rong, Chairman of GEM Group, says that sustained competitiveness required for "Made in China" must be supported by software industries, and the training of talents with professional competence and international vision is the primary task. The poor mastery of English language on the part of the domestic software development personnel has affected adversely the product development, especially in contract software development, and this is the main gap between those of software industries of China and India. Lai says that the pragmatic training system of GEM will help to turn out more qualified talents for the local manufacturing and software enterprises.
The start-up of the three GEM training centers will play an active part in building a multi-level and multi-polar training system in the Higher Education Town and making the town a first-rate academic exchange and training base in China.
Feb. 2, 2007