Education & Skills Opportunities in Taiwan

An Expert's View about Educational and Community Associations in Taiwan

Posted on: 21 Sep 2010

Taiwan is strongly committed to education & skills sector development. Opportunities for UK educational & skills companies in Taiwan are growing.

Sector briefing Education & Skills Opportunities in Taiwan Why Taiwan? Taiwan is strongly committed to education & skills sector development. In order to strengthen its international competitiveness needed by key emerging industries, manpower cultivation is one of the key objectives of the Taiwanese authorities with the seven-year plan of Intelligent Taiwan launched in 2009. Under the Intelligent Taiwan Project, a total budget of £6.64 billion will be allocated by 2016 covering 13 major individual project areas including English language learning, Continual Personal Development (CPD), ?A total budget of £6.64 Information Technology (IT) education, digital billion is allocated under learning, vocational training and teaching quality improvement in higher education. Intelligent Taiwan Plan for manpower cultivation by Find general information on the Taiwan market 2016.? conditions on UKTI?s website. The Doing Business Guide for Taiwan gives an overview of Taiwan?s economy, business culture, potential opportunities and an introduction to other relevant issue. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Education & Skills opportunities in Taiwan Opportunities ?Information Communications Technology (ICT) Sector Opportun In face of intense global competition, ICT ities for UK educational & skills compan companies are looking for high-quality ies in Taiwan are growing ? key areas are detai training programmes emphasising practical led below: utility and specialisation, including Engl information technology, electrical ish Language Training engineering, mechanical engineering with the Eng expansion in green energy, medical devices & lish has been introduced as a compulsory sub pharmaceuticals in biotechnology. And in ject starting from the third grade of pr response to the robust demand for talents imary education until twelfth grade (18yrs o from those industries, the local authorities are f age). All the competence tests through the who also putting £89.5 million into a project for le education system cover English sub developing high-quality technical specialist ject. English language training is in high demand in Taiwan and enhancing Eng talents through the technical & vocational lish proficiency is one of the major ways to stay education in the next 4 years. compet itive. ?Creative Industries Sector Scenar Creative Industries is one of the six emerging io-based English language training with creat sectors selected by the local authorities for ive mechanism support and English effectiveness train national development. One of the key focus ing to enhance the quality of for the sector development is to cultivate the international business service provision are also in h relevant talents in the fields of marketing, igher demand. market development, creative design, product Educat development, R&D, financal managment, ional ICT Products & Digital Learning business management, intellectual property Content rights, branding, brand licensing, negotiation Taiwan has strong background as & presentation skills in business manufacturers of ICT products communication. in the global market, not only a major procurement centre for global ICT compan In general, the Education & Skills sector in ies but also ranked first Taiwan offers some realistic opportunities for in the worldwide ICT product market share for more than ten ICT products. In order to cooperation with suitable UK companies and ensure a h organisations. igh quality of IT teaching, subsidies of £132 mi llion are to be provided to upgrade educational If you have any questions on the IT facilities in elementary & junior h opportunities above, contact the UKTI Taiwan igh schools over the next 5 years. contacts named in this report. Business And with the PC penetrat opportunities aimed specifically at UK ion rate (on househo companies are added daily to UKTI?s website. ld basis) at 82.9%, Taiwan is looking for high qua These leads are sourced by our staff overseas lity digital learning content & so in British Embassies, High Commissions and ftware tools to fulfill the goal of setting up first-class IT education environment. Consulates, across all sectors and in over 100 markets. Vocationa l Training/CPD You can be alerted to business opportunities CPD has been on the r on a regular basis by registering on the UKTI ise with the local workforce website. Find out more on UKTI?s business seeking to increase their marketab opportunities service on the UKTI website le skills. Well-recognised international professional cert ification/accreditation is highly valued in Taiwan. The need for good quality vocational training is increasing as the market is now at its stage of inovation and creativity surge. Popular sectors with CPD needs identified are listed below UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Education & Skills opportunities in Taiwan Current Key Data about Taiwan 2008/09 Major events and activities Total Number of Students 5.07 mil Digital Taipei 2010 lion Website: www.dgtaipei.tw Total Number of Schools 8,060 Contact: Amanda Lin Illiteracy Rate 2.2% Email: Amanda.Lin@fco.gov.uk Annua Time: 6-7 September 2010 l Educational Expenditures £15.76 (Public & Private) billion European Education Fair Year-on-Year Comparison of +7.88% Website: www.ehef.org.tw Annua Contact: Angela Wu l Educational Expenditures Email: Angela.Wu@fco.gov.uk Time: 13-17 November 2010 Yea r 2009 Students Students Per Per Class Taipei International Book Exhibition Teacher Pr Website: www.tibe.org.tw imary School 16 27 Contact: Angela Wu Jun Email: Angela.Wu@fco.gov.uk ior High 18 Schoo Time: 9-14 February 2011 l 33 Senior High 11 Schoo UK-Taiwan Corporate Training & l 40 Vocat Professional Development Forum ional 21 Schoo Website: http://ukintaiwan.fco.gov.uk l 42 Contact: Amanda Lin Email: Amanda.Lin@fco.gov.uk UKTI contacts Time: Feb/March 2011 Angela Wu Find full details of all events in this Commercia country and sector on the UKTI l Officer Br website. New export events are added itish Trade & Cultural Office Te daily to the site and you can register to be l: (00886 2) 8758 2030 Ema alerted to them on a daily, weekly or il: Angela.Wu@fco.gov.uk www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk monthly basis. Amanda Lin UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) Senior Commercial Off provides grant support for eligible Small & icer Br Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend itish Trade & Cultural Office Te trade shows overseas. Find out more about l: (00886 2) 8758 2006 Ema UKTI support for attendance at overseas il: Amanda.Lin@fco.gov.uk www.uktradeinvest.gov.uk events. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Education & Skills opportunities in Taiwan Next steps - How UKTI can help ? Arranging appointments British companies wishing to develop their ? Organise seminars or other events for business in the Taiwan market are advised to you to meet contacts and promote your undertake as much market research and company in the Taiwan market planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Taiwan, with its wide local knowledge and This work is available via our Overseas Market experience, can provide a range of services to Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable British-based companies wishing to grow their service which assists British-based companies business in the Taiwan market. wishing to enter or expand their business in overseas markets. This can include: ? Provision of market information To find out more about commissioning this ? Validated lists of agents/distributors work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Key market players or potential specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website customers in the Taiwan market to find contact details for your local UKTI ? Establishment of interest of such office. contacts in working with you Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this document is accurate, neither UK Trade & Investment nor its parent Departments (the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office), accept liability for any errors, omissions or misleading statements, and no warranty is given or responsibility accepted as to the standing of any individual, firm, company or other organisation mentioned. Published 2010 by UK Trade & Investment. Crown Copyright © UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Education & Skills opportunities in Taiwan
Posted: 21 September 2010