On March 29, ``China-U.S. International Automobile Institute`` was officially established in Weifang Technician Institute. Li Benyue, deputy director of the Standing Committee of Weifang Municipal People`s Congress, and Du Guozhong, vice chairman of Weifang Committee of CPPCC, attended and unveiled the ceremony.
The institute is jointly established by Weifang Technician Institute and CIBT Education Group Inc. based on the educational philosophy and technology learning from WyoTech, and its primary target is to foster the auto maintenance and repair talents. It is informed that CIBT Education Group Inc. is an international educational investment corporation, and the ``Automobile Institute`` is one of the major cooperative projects in our country.
Data from China Auto Talents Society shows that during the Eleventh Five-Year Plan, vacancy of auto R&D talents has amounted to 500,000 and auto maintenance talents are expected to reach 800,000.