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Youth College Open Days: fun-filled learning to turn interest into career

1 March 2018

Youth College, a member institution of the Vocational Training Council (VTC), will hold its Open Days on 9 March and 16 March for two consecutive Fridays. Parents and students can visit the campuses to learn more about the state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, and experience the diversified learning activities and stall games. Students can also apply for Diploma of Vocational Education programmes (DVE) or Vocational Baccalaureate Programmes (VB) onsite for achieving a head start in the future path and turn their interest into professional skill sets.

Members of the public are welcome to the Open Days where an array of activities will be arranged. Visitors can tour around the virtual reality teaching facilities on lift operations, enjoy demonstrations on professional teaching equipment and workmanship and try out the experiential activities like dining etiquette learning session or join the computer-assembly competition (details attached in the Annex). Apart from Youth College, the Pro-Act Training and Development Centres at the VTC Kowloon Bay and Kwai Chung Complexes as well as the Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI) at VTC Kowloon Bay Complex and Tin Shui Wai will also open for the public. Through skill demonstrations, parents and students can get to know the diversity of professional and vocational education and training better.  
 
Apart from teaching facilities, visitors can also get the latest programme information of Youth College. In AY2018/19, Youth College will offer a total of 19 DVE programmes under three major study areas: Business and Services, Engineering and Design and Information Technology, including two new programmes namely DVE (Business Event Operations) and DVE (Hotel Studies), targeting Secondary 3 or above students. They enable students to choose suitable programmes according to their learning interests and pace so as to develop the requisite skills for achieving the dual goals of academic progression and career development. Upon satisfactory completion of a DVE programme, graduates can apply for higher diploma programmes of VTC to obtain a higher academic qualification.   
 
Concurrently the newly-offered VB programmes provide flexible local and internationally-recognised study options for post-Secondary 3 students with English as the medium of instruction and assessment. Students will study modules in IGCSE-level English Language, Chinese Language and Mathematics. Referencing international benchmarks, programmes leading to the award of BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma will be offered, and students can choose from the two study areas of Engineering and Design. Lessons will be conducted in the Tsing Yi or Lee Wai Lee Campuses of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) or Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI). Upon conferment of VB, graduates can progress to degree programmes in Hong Kong and abroad or higher diploma programmes provided by member institutions of VTC.
 
DVE programmes and VB programmes are inviting application. Students of Secondary 3 or above are welcome to apply onsite or check out information on programmes and progression pathways during the Youth College Open Days. Separately students and parents can apply online at: http://www.vtc.edu.hk/admission or download application forms through college webpage at: http://www/yc.edu.hk/
 
The Youth College is a member of VTC Group. The College provides youths of Secondary three or above with an interactive learning environment and flexible progression pathways. The Diploma of Vocational Education Programmes (DVE) offered by the College equips students with knowledge and valuable skill sets, paving the way for further study and employment. The Youth College has 8 campuses which include Kowloon Bay, Kwai Chung, Kwai Fong, Pokfulam, Tuen Mun, Tin Shui Wai, Tseung Kwan O and Yeo Chei Man (near the Po Lam Station). Website: http://www.yc.edu.hk/
 
The Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI) is a member of VTC Group. Established in 1984, HTI was set up to fulfil the growing demand for trained manpower in the hotel, catering and tourism industry.  The Institute aims to be the leading institution in hotel and tourism training in Hong Kong in order to uphold Hong Kong’s status as a premier travel destination in Asia.  Furnished with comprehensive training facilities, HTI offers programmes covering Food and Beverage Service, Front Office Operations, Housekeeping Operations, Hotel Spa therapies, Hotel Event Management, Tour Service and Travel Agency Operations as well as supervisory and skills upgrading programmes for in-service professionals. Website: www.hti.edu.hk
 
The Pro-Act by VTC is a member of VTC Group. It provides students with a comprehensive practical training to enhance their competence, skills and qualifications. By working closely with industry partners, the Pro-Act by VTC offers training and development programmes that are responsive to market trends, attuned to industry needs and facilitates industry development. In addition, Pro-Act operates the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Scheme, Engineering Graduate Training Scheme, New Technology Training Scheme and trade testing for various trades to help in-service employees attain recognised qualifications. Website: http://www.proact.edu.hk


Details of Youth College/HTI/Pro-Act Training and Development Centres Open Days
Institute Date Time Address Event highlights
Youth College (Kwai Chung) &
Pro-Act Training and Development
Centres at VTC Kwai Chung Complex
9 March 10:00am- 5:00pm 13-19 San Kwai Street, Kwai Chung Gas knowledge display area, solar car model demonstration, elevator VR simulation, welding knowledge display area etc
Youth College (Kwai Fong) 9 March 10:00am- 5:00pm 85 Hing Shing Road, Kwai Chung Hairdressing demonstration, fitness corner,
Putonghua pinying system etc
Youth College (Tseung Kwan O) 9 March 10:00am- 5:00pm Tsui Lam Estate, Tseung Kwan O Creative Lego workshop,dinning etiquette learning zone, digital works display,
“one-belt one-road” sports game, language games etc
Youth College (Tin Shui Wai) & HTI 9 March 10:00am- 5:00pm 11 Tin Ho Road, Tin Shui Wai Lip gloss making workshop, hair magic workshop, slam dunk star, IT fun games etc
Youth College (Kowloon Bay)/HTI/ Pro-Act Training and Development Centres at VTC Kowloon Bay Complex 16 March 10:00am- 5:00pm 46 Tai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay Automation engineering laboratory, robotic obstacles race, 3D scanning and printing lab,
printing collaterals display and students’ works exhibits etc
Youth College (Yeo Chei Man) 16 March 10:00am- 5:00pm 11 To Lok Road, Tseung Kwan O Body painting, nail art workshop, hair salon workshop, hair treatment and styling,
floorcurling, earn & learn workshop


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Youth College, Pro-Act Training and Development Centres and HTI will hold Open Days on two consecutive Fridays on 9 March and 16 March in which parents and students can experience the diversified learning activities and stall games.
Youth College, Pro-Act Training and Development Centres and HTI will hold Open Days on two consecutive Fridays on 9 March and 16 March in which parents and students can experience the diversified learning activities and stall games.