[photopress:zones_wuhi_new_district.jpg,full,alignright]Microsoft China plans to set up an IT training center in Wuxi to turn out skilled professionals to work in the city’s emerging IT industry.
The Chinese branch of Microsoft and the Wuxi government have signed a deal to establish the training program.
Wuxi New District, the city’s hi-tech zone, will provide infrastructure for the training center, while Microsoft will bring the technical platform and program. The center is expected to offer professional IT training to 10,000 students a year. Wuxi New District is located between the Yangtze River and Taihu lake, the third largest fresh water lake in China and is about 80 miles west of Shanghai.
Yang Weize, Party chief in Wuxi, said it is committed to developing the city into the country’s leading outsourcing center.
Wuxi plans to have 100 companies providing international outsourcing services and exporting software by 2010. Each company will employ at least 2,000 staff and will have an export volume of $30 million.
The city’s per capita GDP is expected to surpass $10,000 this year and the manufacturing industry still dominates the local economy.
Source: China Daily