THE DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION MODULE FOR TVET STUDENTS IN CHINA
This paper outlines technical communication (TC) in the context of China and relates it to the TVET curriculum in facilitating the employability skills of graduates. We also identify that TC skills are essential to graduates as they deal with complex professional issues in the global working context. We embed TC skills into the English subject and explore their value in the work-related curriculum for TVET students. Although it is impossible to detail the vast array of professional settings and practices in China, this paper proposes a module for engineering students in TVET institutions as an introductory TC program that offers a clear definition of TC and its related skill clusters, along with professional disciplines, and best facilitates students learning achievement and employability.