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    04 Dec 2018

    VTC confers awards on over 20,000 graduates 
at the VTC Graduation Ceremony 
Six distinguished personalities awarded VTC Honorary Fellowship
    VTC confers awards on over 20,000 graduates 
at the VTC Graduation Ceremony 
Six distinguished personalities awarded VTC Honorary Fellowship

    VTC confers awards on over 20,000 graduates
    at the VTC Graduation Ceremony
    Six distinguished personalities awarded VTC Honorary Fellowship

    Over 20,000 VTC students who have graduated from different member institutions this year are conferred with awards ranging from higher diploma and diploma to certificate
    Over 20,000 VTC students who have graduated from different member institutions this year are conferred with awards ranging from higher diploma and diploma to certificate
    The new VTC Honorary Fellows join officiating guests for a group photo. From left: PANG Kam-chiu, Bob TAN Beng-hai, Agnes KOON WOO Kam-oi, VTC Chairman Dr Roy CHUNG, HKSAR Financial Secretary Paul CHAN, VTC Executive Director Dr Carrie YAU, Bianca MA Kin-san, Simon WONG Ka-wo and LI Fung-ying
    The new VTC Honorary Fellows join officiating guests for a group photo. From left: PANG Kam-chiu, Bob TAN Beng-hai, Agnes KOON WOO Kam-oi, VTC Chairman Dr Roy CHUNG, HKSAR Financial Secretary Paul CHAN, VTC Executive Director Dr Carrie YAU, Bianca MA Kin-san, Simon WONG Ka-wo and LI Fung-ying
    The Vocational Training Council (VTC) held its 2018 Graduation Ceremony today (4 December) for some 21,000 graduates from different member institutions. Graduates from Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI), Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI), International Culinary Institute (ICI), Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI) and Youth College were conferred awards ranging from higher diploma and diploma to certificate.

    Officiating at the graduation ceremony, HKSAR Financial Secretary Paul CHAN encouraged the graduates, “As you are to enter a new chapter of your life, I would like to share with you the following three suggestions: (1) actively equip yourself, pursue lifelong learning and make good use of technologies;(2) embrace a broader perspective. Different places possess their own skills, wisdom and culture whether it comes to fashion design or culinary arts. The more you see and experience, the richer is your exposure, thereby raising your level. (3) contribute yourself to the society. The success of VTC today can be attributed, in no small part, to the dedicated efforts of philanthropists, predecessors and your senior alumni.”

    Mr Chan also said VTC has all along supported the education policies of the Government. Through industry partnerships, the Council has successfully provided quality study options for young people and a diversified pool of talent for Hong Kong, greatly contributing to the betterment of society, which is well recognised by the Government.

    VTC Chairman Dr Roy CHUNG said, “In the face of the myriad opportunities brought by the digital age, more talent equipped with creativity, diversified skills and a broad-based global perspective are called for to further the sustainable development of Hong Kong and maintain its competitiveness. Over the years, vocational and professional education and training (VPET) has nurtured a vast pool of talent for different sectors, contributing to the socio-economic development of the community.” He pointed out that thanks to the support and trust of the HKSAR Government and industry partners, VTC was able to train, in full gear, a younger generation of competent talent.

    This year, the VTC conferred Honorary Fellowships on six distinguished personalities (Annex 1) in recognition of their outstanding contribution to their professional fields and to the development of VPET. Teaching Excellence Awards were also presented by VTC Deputy Chairman Conrad WONG to eight VTC teachers in recognition of their exemplary performance and dedication.

    Established in 1982, the Vocational Training Council(VTC)is the largest vocational and professional education and training provider in Hong Kong. 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 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 (IVEthe 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.

    Website: www.vtc.edu.hk

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    Annex 1: VTC 2018 Honorary Fellows
    Agnes KOON WOO Kam-oi Chief Executive, KSY Speciality Limited
    LI Fung-ying Former Chairperson, Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions
    Bianca MA Kin-san Volunteer Professional in Media, Communications and Project Management for AR Charitable Foundation
    PANG Kam-chiu Chief Executive Officer, Pivot Point College Hong Kong
    Bob TAN Beng-hai Chairman, Institute of Technical Education, Singapore
    Simon WONG Ka-wo Chairman, Kampery Group



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