Huang Yao, a native of Luoyuan, Fujian Province, was born in July 1949. He is a CPC member. He was formerly Counsellor of the State Council, Director of the Central Institute for Vocational and Technical Education of the Ministry of Education, Deputy Chief National Educational Inspector and Director-General of the Department of Vocational and Adult Education of the Ministry of Education. He is a senior economist, specializing in policy research and practice on vocational and adult education. He was engaged as a research fellow of the Counsellors’ Office of the State Council in December 2014.