From 2020 to 2025, China will have a huge talent gap in the ten key fields of new generation information technology, power equipment and new materials, which means that the reality of talent shortage will be more and more severe. Therefore, it is urgent to speed up the cultivation of compound, applied and innovative talents, and improve the professional skills and intelligent level of the existing labor force. The shortage of vocational skilled personnel will further promote the rapid development of China's vocational training market. According to the data, the market scale of vocational training industry will drop to 208.8 billion yuan in 2020, with a year-on-year decrease of 8.9%. It is estimated that China's vocational training market will return to the pre epidemic level in 2021, reaching 231.05 billion yuan, with a year-on-year increase of 10.7%.
In 2019,Report on the Work of the Government put forward that the higher vocational colleges would expand the enrollment about 1 million students and encourage more high school graduates, former military personnel,laid-off workers,farmers to register. There were approximately 17.0 billion skilled workers in 2018, however, the amount of talents with skills was just around 5 billion.Property policies, as well as the imbalance of demand and supply of blue-collar workers, drives the vocational education to develop. In terms of non-academic vocational education, iiMedia Research shows that the market scale of vocational skill education in China were 1.1 trillion yuan in 2018. It predicts that the scale will keep rising to 1.9 trillion yuan in 2021. There were 71 events of investment about vocational skills in 2018, and the type of IT and finance accounted for the most, both with the percentage of 15.5%. In the first half of 2019, Koolearn and China East Education went public in Hongkong Stock Exchange. In the investment market over 10.0 trillion yuan, all sorts of vocational education began to rise, such as adult education, enterprise training,the entrance examination of graduate schools and so on.