Challenging path ahead for college graduates in China

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Challenging path ahead for college graduates in China

The rising cost of a university education has some wondering whether it’s really worth it.

Cheaper options like 2-year colleges and trade schools may teach more targeted skills. That could make finding a job after graduation easier.

Among the countries taking note of a need for education reform in China. This year, more than seven million Chinese college graduates are entering the job market.

CCTV’s He Weiwei has Insight into their prospects.

Challenging path ahead for college graduates in China

Challenging path ahead for college graduates in China

The rising cost of a university education has some wondering whether it’s really worth it. Cheaper options like 2-year colleges and trade schools may teach more targeted skills. That could make finding a job after graduation easier. Among the countries taking note of a need for education reform in China. This year, more than 7 million Chinese college graduates are entering the job market. CCTV’s He Weiwei has Insight into their prospects.

At a teleconference on graduate employment, Premier Li Keqiang urged governments at all levels and colleges to make every effort to ensure a stable employment rate.

That involves more cooperation with employers, as well as creating jobs by encouraging entrepreneurship.

The government has implemented policies to support entrepreneurs across China. Startups receive tax cuts, low-interest loans, and other benefits.

A report released by a major Chinese recruitment website found that only three percent of this year’s graduates will start their own business, down from six percent last year.

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Imani Cheers on graduate job market

The world’s oldest college still operating today which was founded nearly 1,200 years ago.

And it’s in Morocco. Today, what role do universities serve in a society? How are they changing?

CCTV America’s Asieh Namdar talked about that with Imani Cheers, assistant professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University.

 

Unemployment rate in China in 2011, by education level


This statistic shows the unemployment rate in urban China in 2011, by education level. In 2011, 4.1 percent of college graduates were unemployed in China.

Ten highest unemployment rates of college graduates in China, by degree course in 2010


The statistic shows the highest unemployment rates among university graduates in China in 2010, by degree course. In 2010, the unemployment rate among financial administration graduates amounted to 12.6 percent in China.