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Week-long VTC Central Admission Scheme opens for DSE candidates on day of examination results

6 July 2016

Following the results of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (DSE) next Wednesday (13 July), the Vocational Training Council (VTC) will hold a week-long Central Admission Scheme on the same day at its campuses for on-the-spot applications by DSE candidates. VTC will offer a wide range of programmes in vocational and professional education and training tailored for DSE candidates in the 2016/17 academic year, including around 140 programmes leading to the award of Degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies and Diploma of Vocational Education. Late applications can also be submitted at the VTC Admissions Homepage (www.vtc.edu.hk/admission) now and applicants can join the VTC Central Admission Scheme on the DSE result release day.

Prospective applicants can visit the VTC member institutions, including Tsing Yi campus of Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), all campuses of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) and the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) to apply for VTC programmes. Applicants will be invited to attend on-site interviews. Successful applicants will be notified of the offer results on the day of the interview. (General entrance requirements are set out in Annex 1).

The ‘conditional offer’ applicants received earlier will be converted to ‘confirmed offers’ if their DSE results meet stipulated requirements. Applicants are required to confirm their acceptance of an offer in person at the offering campus between 10am and 4pm on the results release day.

Students having not yet submitted their applications, without an offer or who have declined offers can visit THEi (Tsing Yi), IVE and HKDI campuses between 13 July and 18 July, bringing along with their result slips of DSE, to join the Central Admission Scheme for VTC programmes. Details are as follows:

Date: 13 July (DSE results release day) to 18 July
Time: 10am to 6pm (13-17 July)
10am to 12 noon (18 July)
Application: Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) (Tsing Yi)
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)
Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
(Enquiry numbers and addresses are set out in Annex 2 and 3)
Eligible Programmes: Degree programmes of THEi
Higher Diploma programmes of IVE/HKDI/ICI
Diploma of Foundation Studies programmes of IVE
Diploma of Vocational Education programmes of Youth College

After confirming acceptance of an offer, applicants are required to complete registration in person at the offering campus before 18 July at 12:00 noon, or else the offer will become null and void.

In the 2016/17 academic year, VTC will provide more than 18,000 places across its Degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies and Diploma of Vocational Education programmes to offer diversified progression pathways for DSE candidates.

THEi offers a dozen vocationally-oriented degree programmes. Among them, three are new: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Surveying, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Retail Management and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information and Communications Technology. As well as these, seven THEi programmes are covered by the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Fashion Design, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Product Design, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Horticulture and Landscape Management, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Culinary Arts and Management, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Environmental Engineering and Management.

IVE, HKDI and the International Culinary Institute (ICI) provide over 90 Higher Diploma programmes, including five new programmes in Food Product Development, Vision Health Care, Fashion Media Design, Costume Design for Performance and Fashion Design Menswear.

IVE offers eight Diploma of Foundation Studies programmes while the Youth College offers 16 Diploma of Vocational Education programmes under three major study areas: Business and Services, Engineering and Design and Technology for Secondary 6 students.

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

Media Enquiries: 2836 1046 / 2836 1047



Annex 1: General Entrance Requirements
VTC Programmes General entrance requirements
 Degree     HKDSE Examination
 Level 3 or above in the following subjects:
- Chinese Language
- English Language
and
  Level 2 or above in the following subjects:
- Mathematics
- Liberal Studies
- 1 Elective Subject
Higher Diploma   HKDSE Examination
- 5 subjects at Level 2 or above, including 
  English Language and Chinese Language
Diploma of Foundation Studies - Completion of Secondary 6
 Diploma of Vocational Education  - Completion of Secondary 6


Annex 2: Enquiries about VTC Programmes
Admissions Hotline: 2897 6111
Parents’ Information Centre: Room 032, 6 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai
Admissions Homepage: www.vtc.edu.hk/admission
Programmes Homepage: http://www.vtc.edu.hk/study


Annex 3: Locations of VTC Central Admission Scheme
Hong Kong Island:
IVE (Chai Wan) 30 Shing Tai Road, Chai Wan
IVE (Morrison Hill) 6 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai
Kowloon & New Territories:
THEi (Tsing Yi) 20A Tsing Yi Road, Tsing Yi
IVE (Haking Wong) 702 Lai Chi Kok Road, Cheung Sha Wan
IVE (Kwai Chung) 20 Hing Shing Road, Kwai Chung
IVE (Kwun Tong) 25 Hiu Ming Street, Kwun Tong
IVE (Sha Tin) 21 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin
IVE (Tuen Mun) 18 Tsing Wun Road, Tuen Mun
IVE (Tsing Yi) 20 Tsing Yi Road, Tsing Yi
HKDI and IVE (Lee Wai Lee) 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O



VTC Deputy Executive Director Professor Ronald CHUNG (second right) and VTC Education Advisor Gladys YAM (second left) introduced the six-day VTC Central Admission Scheme starting from the DSE result release day (13 July). Secondary 6 students can apply on-site for the VTC Degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies, and Diploma of Vocational Education programmes
VTC Deputy Executive Director Professor Ronald CHUNG (second right) and VTC Education Advisor Gladys YAM (second left) introduced the six-day VTC Central Admission Scheme starting from the DSE result release day (13 July). Secondary 6 students can apply on-site for the VTC Degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies, and Diploma of Vocational Education programmes