Established in 1958, Guangxi Technological College of Machinery and Electricity (GXCME) is located in Nanning,the Green City of China and the central city of Beibu Gulf Economic Zone, on Lake Xiangsi and Yongjiang River. GXCME is under Committee of Industry and Information Technology of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. GXCME is the only higher vocational college in Guangxi that takes specialties of machinery and electricity as its core ones with coordinated development of other specialties of manufacturing, construction and management to cultivate applied professional technicians of high-quality. GXCME is an emphatically cultivated higher TVET institution in the National Exemplary Polytechnics Construction Plan and one of the first leading higher TVET institutions in the National Exemplary Polytechnics Construction Plan.
GXCME was originally Guangxi Machinery Industrial School (GMIS) which was updated as Guangxi Machinery College by the Sate Council in 1978. Guangxi Machinery College was renamed GMIS. Approved to establish Guangxi Workers College for Mechanotronics concurrently by the Government of Guangxi Autonomous Region in 1994, GMIS was transformed as a state-run and full-time college authorized by the Education Ministry of the P.R.C. and renamed GXCME. In 2006 GXCME was graded “Excellence” in the quality appraisement of the talent cultivation of higher TVET institutions organized by the Education Ministry. GXCME became an emphatically cultivated higher TVET institution in the National Exemplary Polytechnics Construction Plan in 2008and one of the first batch of key higher TVET institutions in the National Exemplary Polytechnics Construction Plan approved by the Education Ministry and the Ministry of Finance in 2010.
学院占地776亩，校舍面积29万平方米，固定资产2.47 亿元，现有专兼职教师698人，双师比例达到83.6％，其中教授、副教授、高级工程师等高级以上职称教师110余人，自治区教学名师2人，广西技能大奖获得者5人，广西技术能手 8人，广西五一劳动奖章获得者3人，广西创新人才培养教学团队3个，打造了一支“专业带头人＋骨干教师＋能工巧匠”的专业教学团队。目前，学院设有机械工程系、电气工程系、工商管理系等11个教学部门，开设52个专业（方向），其中教育部教改试点专业2个，全国机械行业技能人才培养特色专业3个，广西教改试点专业4个，广西优质专业14个，广西特色专业8个。学院现有全日制在校生1.21万人，并面向社会举办各级各类成人教育、职业技能培训和鉴定。是广西第一所全日制在校生超过万人的高职院校。
GXCME occupies 776 mu, about 52 hectares (128 acres), with total floor area of more than 0.29 million square meters and fixed assets of RMB 247 million. GXCME has a teaching staff of 698 people, including part-time teachers. 83.6％ of the staff own 2 technical titles. Among the staff are over 110 people with senior technical tiles such as professor, associate professor and senior engineer, 2 teaching masters of Guangxi, 5 top winners of Guangxi’s skill contests, 8 people awarded proficient technicians of Guangxi and 3 winners of Guangxi May 1st Labor Medal. GXCME’s professional teaching teams consist of academic leaders, backbone teachers and skilful craftsmen, 3 of which are Guangxi’s professional teaching teams for cultivating creative talents. GXCME now owns 11 teaching departments such as Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Business Administration. GXCME offers 52 specialties including 2 pilot specialties approved by the Ministry of Education, 3 nationally characteristic specialties for cultivating skilled personnel of mechanical industry, 4 pilot specialties approved by the Department of Education of Guangxi, 14 quality specialties and 8 characteristic specialties of Guangxi. GXCME also offer the mass kinds of part-time curriculums, vocational training courses and professional qualification appraisal services. Currently 12.1 thousand full time students purse academic knowledge and practical skills GXCME which is the first one of its kinds boasting over 10 thousand full time students.
GXCME holds the education philosophy of “cooperation, opening and service” establishing the education mode of academic affairs integrated with practice and cooperation between school and enterprises and the teaching mode of learning integrated with working. Taking the commitment of service and guided by employment, GXCME adheres to the path of the combination of “production, teaching and research” which is an comprehensive development closely related to the advanced manufacturing industry and modern service industry with curriculums of machinery and electricity as its core. GXCME boasts 22 on-campus technical centers, 101 training laboratories, over 300 off-campus practice bases. Of them are 2 national training bases, 8 provincially exemplary training bases and 3 training bases constructed as provincial models. GXCME is approved to established 5 vocational skills appraisal institutions which cater to the appraisal 90 occupations. All GXCME’s graduates pass the vocational skills appraisal they apply for. GXCME has 1 of its courses titled as national classic courses, 13 as provincial ones. GXCME has been awarded 1 provincial first prize and 2 provincial second prizes for its teaching achievements. GXCME is also the National Training Base for Highly-Skilled Workforce of Machinery and Electricity Industry, the National Pilot School for Implementing the System of Professional Qualification Certificate, the National Training Base for Urgently-Needed Skilled Professionals, one ff the Leading Colleges of National Machinery Industry, one of the Excellent Colleges of School-Enterprise Cooperation and Talent-Cultivation of National Machinery Industry, Institution for the Training and Appraisal Of China’s Mechanical Engineer and one of the first provincially Exemplary Higher TVET Institutions of Guangxi. GXCME also owns the titles of Top 100 Training Institutions for China’s Enterprises, Provincially Harmonious School of Guangxi, Guangxi’s Model Unit of Afforestation and Guangxi’s Advanced Unit of Graduate Employment. GXCME plays a role in the manufacturing industry in Guangxi and the regions and countries nearby.
In 2005, GXCNE was the first higher TVET institution of its kind in China passing the appraisal of GB/T19000 quality management system and GB/T28001 occupational safe and health management system. Enforcing the complete education quality monitoring and guarantee system set up in accordance with the 2 systems in its work, GXCME strengthens the process control of its education quality, security and stability, which leads to higher administration efficiency and continuous improvement of its education quality.
学院遵循职业化人才的成长和培养规律，创建“职业化三级递进”的人才培养模式。学院在专业教育过程中，大力推行“双证书”制度，同时推行与专业教育相融合的品行教育课程体系，学生综合素质和职业技能稳步提高。近年来，学院学生在国际、国内、区内各级各类职业技能比赛中屡获佳绩，在广西同类高职院校中处于领先地位。毕业生就业率连续9年保持在90%以上，在同类高校中名列前茅。据专业的教育数据咨询机构——麦可思人力资源信息管理咨询公司调查统计：2008年，我院毕业生的就业能力在全国1106所高职院校中名列第十九名；2009年，我院数控技术专业就业能力在全国1106所高职院校中名列第一名。近3年，文、理科录取分数线均超出“三本线” ，生源质量位居广西高职院校首位，呈现 “出口畅、进口旺”的喜人形势。
GXCME observes the law of cultivating vocational talents establishing the cultivating mode of 3-Steps toward Professionalization. GXCME vigorously promotes the system of dual-certificate and the curriculum of integrating specialty courses with moral courses, which brings continuous improvement in its graduates’ comprehensive quality and vocational skills. In recent years, GXCME’s students win awards in varieties of international, national or provincial competitions for vocational skills, with which it is leading among the colleges of its kind in Guangxi. The employment rate of its graduates is over 90% for consecutive 9 years, which is also among the first ones in the colleges of its kind. The statistics of MyCOS shows that the employability of GXCME’s graduates ranked NO. 19 among the 1106 higher TVET institutions in China in 2008 and the employability of GXCME’s NC graduates ranked NO. 1 among the 1106 higher TVET institutions in China in 2009. ?In recent 3 years the lowest admission scores of GXCME for students of arts and science are higher than the lowest admission scores set for the third-level undergraduates of the same kind by Department of Education of Guangxi. The quality of GXCME’s freshmen is the best among the colleges of its kind in Guangxi. All these ensure better enrollment and employment of GXCME’s students.
GXCME shoulders its responsibility to serve the society. In recent 3 years, it has provided vocational certificate training and appraisal and various short-term training courses for over 30 thousand persons and over 70 items of direct technological service for enterprises and public institutions. GXCME also provides technological service and technical training for ASEAN countries and conducts cooperative education with colleges and university of these counties, having offered several training courses for management personnel and school teachers of these counties. So GXCME integrates its technological advantages and its capacity of public services with Guangxi’s economic construction, leading the development of vocational education of Guangxi and the western regions nearby and radiating its influence to ASEAN countries.
GXCME has come into a historical era for development as the State Council of P. R. C has approved the Development Scheme of Guangxi Beibu Gulf Economic Zone. Under the guidance of its school mottoes,“To Get Bestirred and Develop Perseverance; To Integrate Theory with Practice”, GXCME pledges to contribute more to the economic construction of China by cultivating top quality highly-skilled talents with its quality education services ensured by its advanced cultivating pattern and elite teaching staff. (Note: All the data in the material are by December, 2011)