Zibo has an ancient history and was once the capital of the State of Qi. It also lays claim to being the originator of a game called Cuju, the precursor to modern football (soccer, that is.) Today, Zibo has a large industrial base.
I work at Zibo Vocational Institute, a state-owned institution with 30,000 students and three campuses. ZVI also hosts the Sino-American Language and Culture Center, where I also work.