Anhui Technical College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (ATCMEE, in short) ,directly affiliated to the Education Department of Anhui Provincial Government, is one of the first national key colleges supported by the Ministry of Educationand the Ministry of Finance, and one of the first model colleges and the construction units of the high-level vocational college in Anhui Province.
ATCMEE was established in 1935 known as Wuhu Saint Aloysius School and has been one of the first schools to be engaged in vocational education. ATCMEE has always been treasuring the school motto of Improving Morality, Practicing Skills，Setting up Business，Dedicating to the Country. Great importance has been attached to the cooperation between enterprise and college and the combination between professional practice and academic study and the cultivation of learners’ competence.
ATCMEE covers an area of 75.12 acres and have over 10,000 students distributed in 45 programs supported by 9 schools and 1 department, namely, School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Aeronautic and Materials Science, School of Electrical Engineering, School of Automotive and Rail Transport, School of Internet and Telecommunication, School of Economics and Trade, School of Business Administration, School of Arts and Design, School of Marxism, School of Further Education and Department of Basic Courses.
ATCMEE perseveres with the connotativedevelopment strategy and strives to cultivate a vocational education brand ofits own. For its outstanding achievement, ATCMEE has been honored as one of the first experimental colleges practicing modern apprenticeship, the key college in national mechanical industry and the advanced unit in vocational education, and the training base for the national most-needed personnel and the advanced unit in outsourcing college services to independent service providers, and the model college in innovation and entrepreneurship education and the excellent unit in buildinga peaceful campus in Anhui province. In November 2013, ATCMEE has successfully passed the acceptance check of the construction of national key vocational college sponsored by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance. Students of ATCMEE have been very competitive in many ways and have won over 310 prizes in various professional contests both of provincial and national level like National Skills Contest for Vocational Colleges, National Numeric Control Contest, National Robot Contest, and National Electrical Designing Contest etc.
During the thirteenth five-year plan of China, ATCMEE will constantly strengthen the teaching and managing reform, enhance the connotative development and further the internationalcommunication to fulfill the task of constructing a better national key vocational college.
ATCMEE offers a range of 45 diploma programs. After professional evaluation by experts of both in and out of Anhui Province, 5 diploma programs are selected to be Key Programs of State Level and 2 programs honored as Special Program in the National Mechanical Industry. Another 2 programs are supported by the Ministry of Finance. There are also 5 programs titled Model Programs of Provincial Level, 6 titled Special Programs of Provincial Level and 2 titled Programs of Comprehensive Teaching Reform of Provincial Level and 1 titled Model Program of Teaching Reform of Provincial Level.
5 are honored as the model specialties and 6 as the featured specialties and 1 as the model specialty of teaching reform in Anhui province and 2 as the model specialties in the mechanical industry. Another 2 specialties are supported by the Ministry of Finance.
ATCMEE has a professional and experienced teaching team with 549 full-time and part-timeteachers. 90% of them have both professional knowledge and practical experience. One teacher is titled National Outstanding Individual in Vocational Education and there are 11 teachingteams, 6 teaching celebrities and 11 academic leaders of Anhui Provincial level. Besides, ATCMEE has constantly employed a great number of experts and experienced technicians from different industries.
ATCMEE provides for excellent practicing and training facilities with the total value of more than CNY 120,300,000 yuan. There are 148 on-campus practicing centers including 1 center supported and financed by the Ministry ofFinance, 6 practicing centers and 5 teaching bases of enterprise-college cooperation supported by Anhui Provincial Government. There is an on-campus plant built and run jointly by ATCMEE and Jiangcheng Automobile Service CompanyLtd. An on-campus ICT innovation base built together with the ZTE Corporation and an off-campus Technology Park built together with the Yijiang Government are the first of Anhui Province. ATCMEE has also been qualified to provide for various social services like vocational skills verification, 3-D CAD training, and professional training for the ship industry and for other specialindustries. So far, ATCMEE has been working with various enterprises like Chery Automobile Co. Ltd., Anhui Heli Forklift Ltd.,and Sany Heavy Industry Co. Ltd., to build over 225 off-campus practicing centers.
Teaching and Scientific Research:
In recent years, ATCMEE has been working hard on over 300 teaching and scientific researchprojects of all levels and has received 59 teaching and researching rewards. For five successive years, ATCMEE has been on the top list in Anhui province in terms of the number of research projects and the total research funding.
Enrollment and Employment:
ATCMEE has enjoyed a good reputation for enrollment and employment. For 6 successive years, the rate of first choice, registration and the minimum requirement level has constantly remained at the top of all vocational colleges in Anhui province. The annual employment rate reaches 98% and has been awarded as the Advanced Employment College for 6 successive years. Great importance has been attached to the professional training, competence cultivation and innovation. ATCMEE has established cooperation relationship with various enterprises like Heli Forklift, Chery Automobile, Jinding Boiler, Orient Laser Education and Magneti Marrelli to build 124 order classes.
ATCMEE is also actively engaged in social service. It has been offering over 15,000 training opportunities annually for secondary and senior vocational skills verificationand professional training for enterprises, laid-off workers, off-duty soldiersand labor forces from the countryside.