ChinaSoft International Assisted the Ministry of Education in Making Phased Achievements in "Excellent Engineers Training and Education Project"

Aug 31, 2011, 02:33 ET from ChinaSoft International Ltd.

BEIJING, HONG KONG and NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ChinaSoft International Ltd. (HKSE: 354, "ChinaSoft" or "the Company") announced today, its participation in the implementation of "Excellent Engineers Training and Education Project" (Hereinafter referred to as "Excellent Project") by the Ministry of Education has made phased achievements. As a China large-scale comprehensive software and information services company, ChinaSoft International has always been concerned regarding the training of professional talents. In the eight cities throughout China, including Beijing, Tianjin, Dalian, Changsha, Nanjing, Wuxi, Chongqing, and Xiamen, a professional practical training platform (Excellence Training Centers referred to as ETC) has been established. The ETC not only contributes to ChinaSoft's development by ensuring the talents supply, but also provides human resources reserves for the entire IT service industry.

Officially launched back in June 2010, the "Excellent Project" is the major reform project to implement The Outline of National Medium and Long Term Educational Reform and Development Plan (2010-2020) and The Outline of National Medium and Long Term Talents Development Planning (2010-2020)). This will promote the development of engineering education in China from the large-quantity-oriented towards the better-quality-focused. ChinaSoft International is one of the first batches of software companies involved in the implementation of this scheme. In the one-year implementation period, ChinaSoft has officially signed in-depth agreements with 50 international and domestic universities and colleges, including co-establishment of software and service outsourcing programs with 27 of these universities. This will assist the in-depth participation of the company in the talents training programs and has achieved phased achievements.

As the Company's human resource supply platform, ChinaSoft international's ETC programs has been designated by the Ministry of Education as the practical internship and training base for university students in software engineering major. For many years, based on the Company's skills requirement for its employees and the experience from large scale project development and implementations in various verticals, ETC has summed up the "5Rs" training system for potential employees in software industry (Real work environment, Real project management, Real project case study, Real work pressure, and Real job opportunity). This will assist the potential employees in quickly picking up practical knowledge and experience in the IT field. To date, ChinaSoft ETC has cooperated with nearly 400 domestic and international colleges and universities to establish internship and training programs, and have trained over fifty thousand talents for the industry. ChinaSoft's ETC also has close cooperation with companies in the industry, and provides customized talents training according to the enterprises' business needs. With extensive experience in customized training, it will support sustainable development of IT services companies.

The participation in the implementation of the Ministry of Education's "Excellent Project" will also help ChinaSoft International integrate the "5Rs" training system into the universities' current teaching system; this will decrease additional training time when students go to work in companies and/or other enterprises. This in-depth cooperation model between schools and enterprises will allow universities to train software engineering students in accordance with the general standards and industry standards, which will strengthen their engineering abilities and creativity, and further meet the national developmental demands for engineering and technical talents with innovation abilities and high quality.

About ChinaSoft International:

ChinaSoft International Limited, "CSI" (354.HK), is a global Information technology service company rooted in China with end to end service capability. The major verticals we cover are: Government and Manufacturing, Finance and Banking, Telecommunications and High-Tech. The Services we offer include: IT consulting, IT technical service solution and IT outsourcing service. CSI has around 12,000 employees located worldwide, including 25 cities in China, Princeton, NJ and Seattle, WA in the US, as well as Tokyo in Japan and London in England.

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