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Parents’ Talks 2019: tips for assisting children to brave the challenges of growing up and study

28 February 2019

Young people face many challenges in growing up. Parental companionship and support are of paramount importance in helping them chart their future pathways. In collaboration with the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, the Vocational Training Council (VTC) will hold a Parents’ Talk series in the coming weeks titled “Pause for a Moment… Listen to Your Children’s Voice”, which will provide parents with tips on parent-child communication and planning progression pathways, as well as the latest trends in the job market. The talks will help parents improve their relationships with their children so that they can face together whatever the future holds (please refer to Annex for details).

The first talk, “Speak for Good Relationships”, will be held on 23 March (Saturday). Elizabeth WONG, Speech Training Consultant, will share insights on how to build effective communication with young people, and raise parents’ discussion skills to foster a better relationship between generations. Lily HONG, a popular artist, will also be invited to share tips on communicating with children.

The guest speaker of the second talk, “Overview of DSE”, on 30 March (Saturday), will be Joseph TSANG, Chairperson of the Hong Kong Association of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters. He will examine the latest information and data on academic progression to help parents grasp the programme options available to their children and the latest entrance requirements of tertiary institutes.

The third talk, “The Future Workplace”, will be held on 13 April (Saturday). The speaker, LinkedIn Talent Solutions Consultant Jeff WONG will analyse the latest trends in the job market to apprise parents of the rapidly-changing developments of the information age. This will help them equip their children as early as possible with the requisite knowledge and skills for the 21st Century workplace.

Admission to the talks is free. Interested parents can register online at www.vtc.edu.hk/ero/talk or call 2836 1098 for enquiries.

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 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), the Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI), the Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI), the International Culinary Institute (ICI), the Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI), Youth College, Pro-Act by VTC, the Integrated Vocational Development Centre (IVDC) and the Shine Skills Centre.  
 
Website: www.vtc.edu.hk

Media Enquiries: 2836 1869 / 2836 1047


Annex: Details of the Parents’ Talk Series 2019 are as follows:
 1st Talk: Speak for Good Relationships
 Date:  23 March (Saturday)
 Time:  2:30 to 4:30pm
 Venue:  Hall, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education
 (Haking Wong)
 702 Lai Chi Kok Road, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon
 Guest Speaker:  Elizabeth WONG, Speech Training Consultant
 Lily HONG, Artist

 2nd Talk: Overview of DSE
 Date:  30 March (Saturday)
 Time:  2:30 to 4:30pm
 Venue:  VTC Auditorium, Hong Kong Design Institute,
 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories
 Guest Speaker:  Joseph TSANG, Chairperson,
 Hong Kong Association of Careers Masters and 
 Guidance Masters

 3rd Talk: The Future Workplace
 Date:  13 April (Saturday)
 Time:  2:30 to 4:30pm
 Venue:  Auditorium, 9/F,
 The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Building
 21 Pak Fuk Road, North Point, Hong Kong
 Guest Speaker:  Jeff WONG,
 LinkedIn Talent Solutions Consultant, LinkedIn



In collaboration with the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, VTC is hosting the Parents’ Talk series, providing tips on intergenerational communication and the latest information on study and job market trends. The talks will help parents build positive relationships with their children and be better able to plan the future together
In collaboration with the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, VTC is hosting the Parents’ Talk series, providing tips on intergenerational communication and the latest information on study and job market trends. The talks will help parents build positive relationships with their children and be better able to plan the future together
Elizabeth WONG, Speech Training Consultant
Elizabeth WONG, Speech Training Consultant
Lily HONG, Artist
Lily HONG, Artist
Joseph TSANG, Chairperson, Hong Kong Association of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters
Joseph TSANG, Chairperson, Hong Kong Association of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters
Jeff WONG, LinkedIn Talent Solutions Consultant, LinkedIn
Jeff WONG, LinkedIn Talent Solutions Consultant, LinkedIn