The German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) signed an agreement with a German-Chinese company to cooperate in vocational training in central China's Henan Province on Tuesday.
According to the agreement, the German-Chinese Electric Mechanical Technology Limited Company (Henan) and GCCI's office in Shanghai will jointly construct a training center for technical workers in the provincial capital of Zhengzhou.
The training center will cost 80 million yuan (US$9.8 million) and will be completed in October.
The center will use Germany's dual system in vocational training, a model aimed at training high-level professional technicians, a source with the German-Chinese company said.
The center will help ease the shortages of technical workers for Germany's enterprises in China, and attract more investment from German companies to the province.
(Xinhua News Agency March 29, 2006)