常州科教城现代工业中心秉承“联合共建、统筹管理、内外开放、充分共享”的理念, 实行“共建、共有、共管、共享、共赢”的建设与管理运行思路、“理事会—管理中心—项目管理团队”的三级管理运行体制、“政府专项、学校共筹、企业投入、自我造血”的经费筹措方式，实现了优质教育资源的集聚、集约、开放、共享。自建成以来，现代工业中心每年接受学生实训4.3万人(每人实训时长2-7周)、516万人时、 64.5万人日，接受企业和社会培训1.7万人;承担国家、省、市各级各类职业技能大赛，并开展考级考证和产学研合作等各类综合性服务，为常州高职教育创新发展和经济社会发展发挥了积极作用。
Introduction of Modern Industry Center in Changzhou Science and Education Town
The Modern Industry Center is a shared training base jointly built by the government, vocational colleges and enterprises under the overall planning, policy guidance, organization and promotion from Changzhou Science and Education Town, which integrates practical teaching, social training, certification and competitions, technology services, field production and other functions in one center. It is the first regional comprehensive shared training base which integrating enterprises with vocational schools in China that can be capable of self-operation, self-motivation and self-financing.
In 2006, the first phase of the Modern Industry Center was basically completed and put into use. The building area is 102,000 square meters with an investment of 250 million in equipment and 17 practical training base including machining technology, numerical control technology, mold technology,etc.
In 2021, the second phase was completed. The equipment investment of 240 million raised from the government, schools and enterprises in accordance with the 1:1:1 funding method, focusing on new construction, renovation and upgrading of 10 training bases and 80 training areas covering intelligent manufacturing, digital creativity, digital management, network interconnection and information security, big data and artificial intelligence.
The Modern Industry Center has been constructed with 16 practical training bases covering machining technology, numerical control technology, robotics technology, applied electronics technology, mold technology, digital creativity, garment technology, welding and testing technology, intelligent manufacturing, intelligent building, precision machinery manufacturing, digital management, big data and artificial intelligence, network interconnection and information security, automobile technology, printing technology as well as 5 college-enterprise training centers including Sino-German Bilateral Training Center for Smart Manufacturing, Bosch Rexroth Hydraulic Technology Training Center, Festo Pneumatic Technology Training Center, Beijing JINGDIAO CNC Machining Technology Training Center, QIDIAN 3D Printing Innovation Experience Center.
The Modern Industry Center in Changzhou Science and Education Town adheres to the concept of "joint construction, overall management, internal and external opening, sufficient sharing" , and implements the thinking of "co-construction, co-ownership, co-management, sharing, and win-win". Under the three-level management and operation system of "council, management center and project team", the Modern Industry Center have realized the gathering, intensification, openness and sharing of high-quality educational resources by the funding method of "government specific projects, co-financing with schools, investment from enterprises, and self-financing". The Modern Industry Center has provided practical training for 43,000 students each year (2-7 weeks of training for one student), totally up to 5.16 million hours, 645,000 students, and carried out 17,000 training sessions for enterprises and the society. The Modern Industry Center has also held types of vocational skill competitions at national, provincial and municipal levels, and provided comprehensive services such as examinations and certification as well as industry-university-research cooperation , etc. The center have played a positive role in the innovative development of higher vocational education and economic and social development in Changzhou.
The Modern Industrial Center of Changzhou Science and Education Town is the training base of high skilled talents in Changzhou, and it is also the vocational experience center of modern manufacturing technology for primary and secondary school students at the provincial level. In May 2022, it won the "Changzhou may day labor Award".
The Modern Industry Center in Changzhou Science and Education Town provides a reference for the construction, management and operation of the regional comprehensive shared training base which integrating enterprises with vocational schools in the country. National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and other ministries and commissions have visited the center for many times. There have been 1,150 batches of domestic education delegations from 29 provinces and cities and 52 batches of foreign education delegations coming for visit and study. Experience from the Modern Industry Center has been referred and applied in more than 20 places including Haihe Education Park in Tianjin, Ningbo Higher Education Park in Zhejiang province, Zhuzhou Vocational Education Park in Hunan province, Zhangqiu Higher Vocational Education Base in Shandong province, Anning Vocational Education Park in Yunnan province, and Shanghai, Hunan, Guangxi, Ningxia, etc.