[photopress:MBA_chinese_students_1.jpg,full,alignright]Research and Markets has published a report. China: Education and Training Industry which provides an overview of the Chinese market for the education and training specifically, language, IT, soft skills training, and children’s education. The focus is on key emerging markets beyond already established cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou.
In its overview it states China has one of the largest education systems in the world in terms of number of students, with more than 170 million students enrolled in primary and secondary schools at the end of 2005.
In the training market, there are over 93,000 registered training companies; however there are thousands more training companies that are not legally registered. In general, the market is highly fragmented and quality of companies and programs varies considerably.
Children’s education, language, IT, and soft skills training are the largest segments of the training industry. While the English language market is characterized by fierce competition, the IT training market is now mainly dominated by a few large foreign-invested players.
In the children’s education segment, the number of training institutes has increased rapidly over the last few years and competition is strong in Tier 1 and key Tier 2 cities. The soft skills training market on the other hand, is characterized by thousands of very small companies (often with only one or two people), only very few of which are well-known throughout China. Follow the URL for the full report which probably costs a lot of money.
Source: Research and Markets