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Chinese turn to Boston for job-training techniques

Beijing Polytechnic sends 15 to study YMCA low-income program

By Katie Johnston
Globe Staff / December 16, 2011
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Chinese visitors from Beijing Polytechnic were in Boston to learn about the five-month YMCA job training program that teaches computer and administrative skills to low-income job seekers. The demand for office workers is rising as China’s economy grows, but training programs that offer the basics of word processing, billing, and customer service are in short supply, and schools like the government-run Beijing Polytechnic are looking to capitalize on US business expertise to fill the void.

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