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WMG Graduation Ceremony 2016 awards Master’s degrees

18 April 2016

The renowned University of Warwick, UK, held the WMG Graduation Ceremony 2016 in Hong Kong last Saturday (16 April) to mark the conferring of Master’s degrees on 34 graduates from Hong Kong, the Mainland, Taiwan and Japan. Among them, 18 graduates came from the Master’s degree programme in Programme and Project Management and International Technology Management offered by the WMG School for Professional Development jointly established by the Vocational Training Council (VTC) and the University of Warwick.

The re-appointment of two distinguished personalities as Industrial Professor and Industrial Fellow was announced at the ceremony in recognition of their contribution to the academic sector and industry, namely Professor Roy CHUNG, Co-Founder of Techtronic Industries Company Limited and Dr Daniel YIP, Managing Director of the GEW International Corporation Limited.

The WMG Master’s programmes attracted students of high calibre with some newly-enrolled holders of first-class honours bachelor degree. To encourage students to strive relentlessly, scholarships covering the full tuition fees of the programme at most are also offered for applicants from local and overseas universities who have obtained first-class honours degrees, or achieved outstanding, recognised accomplishments in their professions, which fully cover the tuition fees of the programme. Having gone through a prudent adjudication thorough process, a Hong Kong student was awarded with a half tuition fee scholarship this year.

In support of the transformation to a knowledge-based society and the call for lifelong learning, the WMG School for Professional Development first launched its 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 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 for Professional Development plans to offer another Master’s degree programme in Service Management and Design as from September this year. The course will emphasise the latest development in the professional areas of systems, processes, technology design and management, and assist students in enhancing their own market competitiveness in service-based industry.

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 at the campus of the University of Warwick in 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 to school leavers and working people to acquire the values, knowledge and skills for lifelong learning and enhanced employability, and also to provide valued supports to industries for their manpower development. VTC has 13 member institutions including 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, Taiwan and Japan pursued WMG programmes and were awarded Master’s degrees
Students from Hong Kong, the Mainland, Taiwan and Japan pursued WMG programmes and were awarded Master’s degrees
Co-Founder of Techtronic Industries Company Limited Professor Roy CHUNG (Photo 2) and Managing Director of the GEW International Corporation Limited Dr Daniel YIP (Photo 3)were respectively re-appointed Industrial Professor and Industrial Fellow of Warwick University
Co-Founder of Techtronic Industries Company Limited Professor Roy CHUNG (Photo 2) and Managing Director of the GEW International Corporation Limited Dr Daniel YIP (Photo 3)were respectively re-appointed Industrial Professor and Industrial Fellow of Warwick University