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    08 Dec 2017

    “Creating Value, Perfecting Skills” 
VTC 35th Anniversary Tribute Dinner  pays tribute to long-standing supporters
    “Creating Value, Perfecting Skills” 
VTC 35th Anniversary Tribute Dinner  pays tribute to long-standing supporters
    “Creating Value, Perfecting Skills” 
VTC 35th Anniversary Tribute Dinner  pays tribute to long-standing supporters
    “Creating Value, Perfecting Skills” 
VTC 35th Anniversary Tribute Dinner  pays tribute to long-standing supporters

    “Creating Value, Perfecting Skills”
    VTC 35th Anniversary Tribute Dinner pays tribute to long-standing supporters

    VTC hosts the “VTC 35th Anniversary Tribute Dinner” this evening (8 December) as the finale event of the year-long anniversary celebrations to pay tribute to long-standing supporters. The Guest-of-honour HKSAR Acting Chief Executive Matthew CHEUNG Kin-chung (middle) gives a toast together with the guests
    VTC hosts the “VTC 35th Anniversary Tribute Dinner” this evening (8 December) as the finale event of the year-long anniversary celebrations to pay tribute to long-standing supporters. The Guest-of-honour HKSAR Acting Chief Executive Matthew CHEUNG Kin-chung (middle) gives a toast together with the guests
    The Guest-of-honour HKSAR Acting Chief Executive Matthew CHEUNG Kin-chung delivers a speech at the Tribute Dinner
    The Guest-of-honour HKSAR Acting Chief Executive Matthew CHEUNG Kin-chung delivers a speech at the Tribute Dinner
    Addressing the audience, Dr Chen says VTC plays a crucial role in Hong Kong’s education system and makes positive impacts for the betterment of the community at large
    Addressing the audience, Dr Chen says VTC plays a crucial role in Hong Kong’s education system and makes positive impacts for the betterment of the community at large
    Many VTC students have turned in excellent performances not only in the academic side but display of skills excellence at different local and international competitions, including the international-award-winning students of IVE and Youth College who demonstrate rope skipping at the Tribute Dinner
    Many VTC students have turned in excellent performances not only in the academic side but display of skills excellence at different local and international competitions, including the international-award-winning students of IVE and Youth College who demonstrate rope skipping at the Tribute Dinner
    To thank our partners for their unwavering support, the Vocational Training Council (VTC) hosted the “VTC 35th Anniversary Tribute Dinner” today (8 December) as the finale event of the year-long anniversary celebrations. The Dinner also raised funds for the VTC Student Development Foundation. The Guest-of-honour HKSAR Acting Chief Executive Matthew CHEUNG Kin-chung recognised the contribution of VTC in promoting vocational and professional education and training (VPET) and hoped that VTC will continue its remarkable achievement in nurturing talent for Hong Kong’s future.

    Mr Cheung said that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government attached great importance to VPET. To diversify our talent pool to sustain Hong Kong's long-term competitiveness, as pledged by the Chief Executive in her inaugural Policy Address announced in October, the Government would carry out in-depth reviews on eight key areas of education, including a review on how VPET could be better promoted to cater for students’ diverse abilities and interests and to foster closer business-school collaboration to meet the manpower needs of Hong Kong. On this initiative, he welcomed the views and suggestions from VTC and its partners.

    Addressing the audience, VTC Chairman Dr Clement CHEN said he would like to thank the many partners throughout the world, including the HKSAR Government, overseas education providers, industry partners, philanthropists, foundations and donors, who made it possible for VTC to achieve its mission. He continued, “VTC today plays a crucial role in Hong Kong’s education system and makes positive impacts for the betterment of the community at large. Many of our students have lived up to our high expectations, turning in excellent performances not only in the academic side but display of skills excellence at different local and international competitions.”

    Held in Regal Airport Hotel, the VTC 35th Anniversary Tribute Dinner — themed “Creating Value, Perfecting Skills” — featured a series of performances of VTC alumni, teachers and students, including rope-skipping, music, and image design performance. Videos about the development of VTC, student achievement and teaching excellence were shown to provide the guests with a full picture of our 35-year milestones and future direction of VTC.

    In commemoration of VTC’s 35th anniversary, a series of events and activities have been held, including the Anniversary Kick-off ceremony, Fundraising Concert, and Alumni Reunion Reception, gathering and connecting all friends of VTC in the community. Another major event was the VPET International Conference, WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition and Carnival 2017, a designated celebration event for the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. New teaching facilities, such as IVE HealthTech Centre, HKDI Centre of Innovative Material and Technology (CIMT) and VTC STEM Education Centre, were also in operation this year. In addition, VTC students took part in international tournaments, namely WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 and World Solar Challenge 2017, to showcase their internationally-benchmarked standards and fruits of VPET.

    Established in 1982, the Vocational Training Council(VTC)is the largest vocational and professional education and training provider in Hong Kong with some 250,000 students and trainees each year. The mission of VTC is to provide a valued choice to school leavers and working people to acquire the values, knowledge and skills for lifelong learning and enhanced employability, and also to provide support to industries for their manpower development. VTC has 13 member institutions, namely the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) , the Institute of Professional Education And Knowledge (PEAK) , the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) , the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) , the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) , Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI) , Chinese Cuisine Institute (CCI) , International Culinary Institute (ICI) , Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI) , Youth College , Pro-Act by VTC , Integrated Vocational Development Centre (IVDC) and Shine Skills Centre.

    VTC web site: www.vtc.edu.hk

    Media Enquiries: 2836 1046 / 2919 1456


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