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WMG Graduation Ceremony 2017 Awarded Master’s Degrees

22 June 2017

The renowned University of Warwick, UK, held the WMG Graduation Ceremony 2017 in Hong Kong on Sunday (18 June) to mark the conferring of Master’s and sub-qualification degrees on 22 graduates from Hong Kong, the Mainland and Indonesia. Among them, 19 graduates came from the Programme and Project Management and International Technology Management programmes offered by the WMG School for Professional Development (the WMG School) jointly established by the Vocational Training Council (VTC) and The University of Warwick. The ceremony was officiated by Professor Lord Kumar BHATTACHARYYA, Chairman and Founder of WMG, The University of Warwick, and graced by the dignified and esteemed presence of The Hon Andrew LEUNG Kwan-yuen, President of the HKSAR Legislative Council.

In recognition of the contribution from distinguished personalities to the academic sector and industry, namely Dr Carrie YAU, VTC Executive Director; Dr Clement CHEN, VTC Chairman; Ir Dr Kenneth NG, Managing Director of Silcon Electronics Group of Companies, and Johnny YEUNG, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fujikon Industrial Holdings Limited, The University of Warwick appointed them Industrial Fellows. Among them, Dr YAU is newly appointed. The appointment and re-appointment were conferred at the ceremony.

The WMG Master’s programmes attracted students of high caliber. Some newly-enrolled students are holders of first-class honours bachelor’s degree. To encourage students to strive relentlessly, a number of scholarships are offered, including the Bright Future Charitable Foundation Scholarship, which is open for applicants from local and overseas universities who have obtained first-class honours degrees in their undergraduate studies, or achieved outstanding, recognised accomplishments in their professions. Selected awardee(s) will be awarded for the amount up to full tuition fee. This year, Hong Kong student WONG Yuen-yu Tiki was awarded the Bright Future Charitable Foundation Scholarship. In addition, two Hong Kong students, HUNG Mei-on Allison and LAM Wing-ho Eugene were awarded the Bright Future Charitable Foundation Intellectual Property Scholarship sponsored by the Bright Future Charitable Foundation.

In support of the transformation to a knowledge-based society and the call for life-long learning, the WMG School first launched its one-year full-time Master’s programme in Programme and Project Management in 2009. The programme encompasses project planning, management and control, project financial management and human resources management. In 2012, the WMG School further launched an MSc in International Technology Management that extensively explores how to harness development of enterprises and their businesses by leveraging innovative technologies. Tailored for personnel in the fields of legal, engineering, technology and product design, the programme aims at enhancing the competitive edge of businesses. Some of the study modules are offered in collaboration with the Hong Kong Institute of Patent Attorneys to train up expertise in intellectual property.

To provide a more diversified choice for further study, the WMG School has offered another Master’s degree programme in Service Management and Design since September 2016. The course emphasises the latest development in the professional areas of systems, processes, technology design and management, and assists students in enhancing their own market competitiveness.

One of the features of the WMG programmes is that The University of Warwick will send its teaching staff from the UK to deliver the modules of the programmes in Hong Kong. The programmes also provide students with an opportunity to attend one to two modules on the campus of The University of Warwick in the UK or other WMG partnering universities in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, India and Cyprus with no additional tuition fee. The one-year full-time training mode aside, a more flexible two-to-three-year part-time mode is offered to in-service students. The pedagogical approach consists of face-to-face lectures, exchanges with industry veterans and case studies that combine theory and practice.

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 for 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

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Students from Hong Kong, the Mainland, and Indonesia pursued WMG programmes and were awarded Master’s and sub-qualification degrees
Students from Hong Kong, the Mainland, and Indonesia pursued WMG programmes and were awarded Master’s and sub-qualification degrees
VTC Executive Director Dr Carrie YAU (right) was appointed Industrial Fellow
VTC Executive Director Dr Carrie YAU (right) was appointed Industrial Fellow
VTC Chairman Dr Clement CHEN (photo 3, right), Managing Director of Silcon Electronics Group of Companies Ir Dr Kenneth NG (photo 4, right) and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fujikon Industrial Holdings Limited Johnny YEUNG (photo 5, right) were re-appointed Industrial Fellows
VTC Chairman Dr Clement CHEN (photo 3, right), Managing Director of Silcon Electronics Group of Companies Ir Dr Kenneth NG (photo 4, right) and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fujikon Industrial Holdings Limited Johnny YEUNG (photo 5, right) were re-appointed Industrial Fellows
Professor Lord Kumar BHATTACHARYYA, Chairman and Founder of WMG, The University of Warwick gave the welcoming address
Professor Lord Kumar BHATTACHARYYA, Chairman and Founder of WMG, The University of Warwick gave the welcoming address
Chairman of the WMG School for Professional Development Office Steering Group, Professor Roy CHUNG Chi-ping (right) presented souvenir to Guest of Honour – President of the Legislative Council The Hon Andrew LEUNG Kwan-yuen
Chairman of the WMG School for Professional Development Office Steering Group, Professor Roy CHUNG Chi-ping (right) presented souvenir to Guest of Honour – President of the Legislative Council The Hon Andrew LEUNG Kwan-yuen