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Introduction

Overseas Youth Vocational Training School

I. Introduction 

The majority of overseas Chinese reside in Southeast Asia. The Overseas Youth Vocational Training School (OYVTS) was established to meet the growing demand of overseas Chinese to specialize in education, culture, and business management. The training school offers overseas Chinese youth manufacturing technology, which enables them to succeed in the fields of their choice, promoting the stability and property of overseas Chinese communities, improving their local economy and helping develop Taiwanese businesses overseas upon returning to their countries of residence, also developing the trade relationship of these countries and Taiwan.

 

II. Background 

The Overseas Youth Vocational Training School was established by the OCAC in 1963. For the past 50 years, 25 universities, including National Pingtung University of Science & Technology, have organized training sessions for 16,479 students from 39 countries, including Malaysia. A total of 13 universities are responsible for the 33nd session of the OYVTS, including Chinese Culture University, Ming Chuan University, Yuanpei University, Ta Hwa Institute of Technology, Feng Chia University, Providence University, Hungkuang University, Mingdao University, Transworld University, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Lunghwa University of Science and Technlogy, Chienkuo Technology University, and Da-Yeh UniversityRegistration period for the 34rd session is July 15 to August 31, 2014, and classes begin in March 2015. The 26 participating universities are: Chinese Culture University, Ming Chuan University, Ching kuo Institute of Management and Health, Feng Chia University, Providence University, Hungkuang University, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Asia University, Mingdao University, Transworld University, Chienkuo Technology University,  Da-Yeh University, National Quemoy University, National Pingtung University of Science & Technology, Tajen University,    Fortune Institute of Technology ,  Shu-Te University, Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology, Nankai  University of Science and Technology, Yuanpei University, Chung Hua University, Ta Hwa Institute of Technology,  China University of Science and Technology, Lee Ming Institute of TechnologyLunghwa University of Science and Technology, and National Taipei college of Business.

 

III. Guidelines 

1. Mission

Our mission is to provide overseas Chinese youth with the manufacturing techniques and practical knowledge they need to start businesses in trade, agriculture, and others, to promote prosperity in their local communities.

 

2. Specialization

The OYVTS curriculum is categorized by profession and aims to give students practical skills in their chosen fields. Students who study agriculture and craftsmanship will spend 70% of their time undergoing hands-on training, with lectures making up the remaining 30%. The commercial curriculum balances practice with theory, ensuring that students graduate with the skills necessary to succeed in their chosen professions.

 

3. Training Period

All courses run for two years, divided into four semesters (including internship in school).

 

4. Application Requirements

(1) Students must have completed the second year of high school and be overseas Chinese or ethnic Chinese under 40 years of age. The age limit for female applicants who have children may be extended two years per child to a maximum of 45 years of age. Please attach supporting documents.

(2) Students must be born overseas, and must have received citizenship or permanent residency in a foreign country, or have received the “Overseas Chinese” stamp on the Republic of China passport that they hold when departing Taiwan.

(3) Students must be in good health, and be of good character without bad habits.

(4) Students must be able to speak Mandarin and take notes in Chinese.

Those who meet the above requirements may apply for recommendation. Selection will be based on personal merit and subject to quota restrictions.

 

5. Recommendations  

Students may be recommended by consular offices, representative offices and other agencies, and by overseas compatriot organizations authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC).

 

6. Fees

(1) While in Taiwan, health insurance, accident insurance, food, housing, training materials, airfare and other miscellaneous expenses are the responsibility of the student.

(2) Tuition fees are not required as the students are sponsored by the OCAC and the participating schools.

 

7. Counseling and Care

(1) Scholarships are provided for students with excellent academic records.

(2) Part-time employment on campus may be provided.

(3) Health insurance premiums may be subsidized.

(4) Meaningful student social and other activities may be subsidized.

(5) On-campus emergency medical assistance and care may be provided and subsidized.

(6) Exhibitions of student work, joint graduation ceremonies, and farewell parties may be subsidized.

 

8. Graduation

(1) At the end of the training period, those whose grades and attendance records are in compliance with the school’s regulations will be granted Overseas Youth Vocational Training School graduation diplomas in Chinese and English issued by the participating schools.

(2) Schools will issue academic credits to those who complete their courses and comply with the school’s regulations.