Technical communication is developing fast in China in the last decade, however, it is still only a job title, not a profession or a discipline yet. In contrast, technical communication has been a recognized profession and a discipline in the US. In this presentation, we intend to provide an overview on the current state of the technical communication industry and technical communication education in China and the US based on several reports conducted by a number of organizations in China and the US in addition to our observation of and visits to companies in China. As graduates of technical communication programs in the US and now professors and director of technical communication programs, we not only introduce the common program and curriculum designs in technical communication, but also the best practices in preparing the next generations of leaders in technical communication through such initiatives as advisory board, internship, practicum, portfolio, client-based projects, community partnership, etc. We highlight what we can learn from each other.