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Creating and Evaluating a Credentialing System for Vocational Schools in China

The EICC and Stanford University's Rural Education Action Program (REAP) have concluded Phase 2 of a credentialing pilot program for vocational education and training (VET) schools in China.

The EICC-REAP credentialing program aims to improve the situation of student workers in vocational education and training (VET) schools, a key source of labor for the electronics industry in China, by increasing monitoring and accountability. In this pilot program, schools became credentialed by meeting a strict set of criteria designed by REAP and approved by the EICC. The credentialing program had direct, statistically significant impacts on student educational outcomes, including:

  • Improved vocational skills by 55 percent
  • Improved math skills by 34 percent
  • Reduced school dropout by 15 percent

Click here to read the EICC-REAP Phase 2 Final Report.

Click here to view a list of the credentialed schools.


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