In the time-honored history of 64 years in development of continuing education, the school has always adhered to the principle of “serving the minority people and their inhabited areas as well as serving the developmental strategies of China”, and strictly complying with China’s educational guidelines, policies and regulations. In the past six decades, more than 40,000 talents have been trained at SCE through curricula education——adult higher education and self-taught examinations for higher education. Most of them chose to work in minority inhabited areas, and have made great contributions to local social progress, economic development, and national unity. Outstanding figures include Jumei Dorji, an excellent communist of Sichuan Province and “best grassroots cadre”, and Angwang Luobu, who works at the Chinese Embassy in Nepal.
Currently, SCE has established 11 correspondence education sites: the College of Continuing Education in Yunnan University of Nationalities, Guangxi Polytechnic, Jiangxi University of Technology, Sichuan Yi Language School, Ganzi Ethnic Cadre School, Ganzi Vocational School, Leshan Computer School, Luzhou Qiming Vocational College, Party School of CPC Wenchuan County Committee, Ethnic Cadre School of Aba Prefecture, and Secondary Vocational School of Aba Prefecture. Moreover, SCE has established six self-taught examination training sites: the Sichuan Tibetan Language School, Sichuan University for Nationalities, Aba Teachers College, Ganzi Vocational College, Kangbei Campus of Ganzi Vocational College, and Kangnan Campus of Ganzi Vocational College.
While pushing forward the sound development of the adult higher education, self-taught examinations for higher education, and vocational education at SWUN, SCE also assumes “Start Your Business” (SYB) training program for undergraduates and the organization of National Computer Rank Examination (NCRE) of SWUN.