July 2014
By Christine Keller

tekom Europe and tcworld in China - 2014

tekom Europe e.V. establishes cooperation with the China Association for Standardization.

In late spring, Dr. Michael Fritz (Executive Director at European Association for Technical Communication - tekom Europe e.V.) and Christine Keller (International Project Manager at tcworld) attended the 16. annual International Symposium on Technical Communication and Standardization in Kunming City, Yunnan Province, in Southwest China. The main organizers were the China Association for Standardization (CAS) and the Yunnan Communicate Institute. Co-organizers were the European Association for Technical Communication (tekom Europe), Japan Technical Communicators Association (JTCA) and Korea Technical Communications Association (KTCA).

Contributions from national industry representatives, academia, government and international representatives (Japan, Korea) as well as from tekom Europe were basis for discussions. Dr. Michael Fritz presented on the topic of “Technical Communication as a Business in Europe. Experiences were shared with experts from around the world.

Besides standards and the development of technical communication, one main topic was training programs for technical communicators to standardize the quality of education. Christine Keller represented the educational part of tcworld with “TCTrainNet- the International Training and Certification Program for Technical Communication”

The timing cannot be better to cooperate with the technical communication society in China, to share experiences, to network and to learn from each other.

After this influencing conference, tekom and tcworld are pleased to continue this valuable cooperation.

For more information, visit the Chinese language website.