Being a pioneer in offering customized training program for South China enterprises and elites, EDP Center is a unit for non-degree education established in 2004 by the School of Business Administration. It also operates under the name of Private Entrepreneurs Training Institute of Guangdong Province.
In 2008, the Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprises of Guangdong Province (GDSME) signed a cooperation agreement with South China University of Technology on cultivating talents for small and medium enterprises in Guangdong Province. Over the past ten years, EDP center has served thousands of enterprises and more than 10,000 of senior executives come from 21 cities in Guangdong Province.
Programs that EDP Center offers include Open Class and Customized Course.
Relying on SCUT’s unique advantage in Science and Engineering, Open Class is themed seminars that are developed for different industries with a focus on their respective features, such as Automotive Aftermarket, Architectural Planning, Intelligent Manufacturing, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing, Urbanization and Industrial Investment, New OTC Market, and so on. The objective of the Open Class is to develop CEO or middle level and senior executives to become outstanding leaders with ability of strategic planning, innovative transformation, technological driver, and comprehensive leadership. At present, EDP center organizes Study Class for International Aged Care Industry, Pioneer Class for Cantonese Entrepreneur, and Practical Business Management Class etc.
Customized course is advanced management training tailor-made for individual organization according to its characteristics and aims to develop middle or senior level administrators in enterprises, institutions, industry associations, or government to become comprehensive leaders with prospective insight, business wisdom, global vision and humanistic care by providing leadership thinking, innovation knowledge and foremost concept for organizational learning.
For 15 consecutive years, EDP Center has been commissioned by the Organization Department of Guangdong Provincial and local municipal CPC Committees to train government officials.
For 14 consecutive years, EDP Center has been commissioned by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commissions of Guangdong Province and Guangzhou City to provide training for state-owned assets management companies.
For 10 consecutive years, EDP Center has cooperated closely with the GDSME to conduct training for private enterprises.
The instructor pool of EDP Center include professors from schools of South China University of Technology, teachers from peer universities, renowned scholars, and well-known entrepreneurs who enable us to train all-rounded business managers with strong practical ability, high employability and fine professional quality by providing theoretical knowledge as well as practical experiences.
EDP Center has served nearly one hundred of enterprises in areas such as Finance, Real Estate and Construction, Manufacturing, Pharmacy and Medical Treatment, Energy and Mineral, Public Transportation and others.
In terms of entrepreneurship education, commissioned by the Human Resources and Social Security Department of Guangdong Province, EDP Center has launched seven classes in improving the quality of start-up business owners and attracted more than 300 participants from 2015 to 2017.
EDP Center has organized tailor-made program for government officials and enterprises from Tianjin, Shanxi, Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangxi, and Hainan etc.