Industry Status Analysis
The software industry is a key point that stimulates China’s economic growth. According to surveys, the IT industry has made great contributions to China’s economic growth, while software plays a decisive role in the IT industry and becomes a catalyst that promotes economic growth and creates economic opportunities.
According to data from IDC, under the influence of global easy monetary policy, the global IT spending (including the software industry) will increase by 6.9% in 2012. It is expected that the IT spending in the emerging markets will grow by 13.8%, and the growth rate of IT consumer spending in China will be the highest, reaching 15.3% or so. By the second half of 2012, China will replace Japan as the second largest spender in the software market.
Employment Situation Analysis
Talents are considered as the core resource of the software industry. Vigorous training for high-quality talents is the key for China’s software industry to realize the development planning of the Ministry and Industry and Information Technology and achieve the growth from RMB 390 billion in 2005 to over RMB 1000 billion in 2010. In comparison with leading countries in the software industry, there will be a shortage of at least 200,000 talents in China’s software industry in the future five years, and the annual pay for talents with high comprehensive strength will exceed RMB 1 million.
Three types of talents are needed for all software enterprises: First, senior software talents mastering techniques, industry knowledge and management; second, system analysis and design personnel, referred to as software engineers; third, personnel at primary technical posts or base programmers proficient in programming. The critical shortage of junior programmers is not only a weakness in the development of China’s software industry, but also a common problem faced by the software industry around the world.
ICS&S, based on the following points, is willing to cooperate with higher education institutions to achieve joint training and deepen school-enterprise cooperation:
1. The college has set up the goal of training high-quality talents. Applying the school-enterprise cooperation mode, it intends to jointly push forward the reform of teaching materials and course system, popularize new teaching methods and means, and improve the innovation and practical ability training system.
2. As a large-sized enterprise well-known in China and in the industry, ICS&S has great technical strength and strong capability of absorbing fresh graduates. The ETC training base, as a national practice and training base for college students in software engineering that is certified by the Ministry of Education, possesses a sound teaching system, complete teaching facilities, and a practical and capable project manager team. It is willing to build deep school-enterprise cooperation in joint recruitment, course replacement, etc..
3. Based on the principle of “learning from each other, labor division and cooperation, and complementing each other’s advantages”, the cooperating parties will conduct beneficial exploration in new specialties and disciplines and move forward to train characteristic talents through school-enterprise cooperation, which will powerfully promote the rapid development of specialty and discipline construction. They will implement joint recruitment of college students with school-enterprise cooperation as the orientation, improve students’ comprehensive quality, techniques and skills with student employment as the outcome. Also, they will endeavor to resolve the contradiction between supply (student employment) and demand (enterprise’s demand for talents), and achieve connection among schools, enterprise and students.
4. Features of cooperation: Realize the talent training mode combining “Three-double Training” (Double-teacher, Double-class, Double-base) and “Talent Employment Service Eco-chain” under the support of platform management; emphasize both fundamentals and practice in training, and stress skill improvement; continuously enhance students’ occupational skills and competitiveness through archive establishment, teaching, training, evaluation, assessment, practice, pre-employment, transmission by category and other processes, so as to train urgently needed project software talents for the economic society and make contributions to local economic development.