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05 Jun 2018
Entering special education and performance image design professions to reciprocate to society
Nine VTC students awarded scholarships

The Vocational Training Council (VTC) held the presentation ceremony for the Dr Ng Tat-lun Memorial Outstanding Students Award Scheme today (5 June) to recognise the outstanding performance of nine VTC students in academic results, community services and whole person development. They were encouraged to continue to study hard and realise their potential to contribute to society in the future.

Donor of the Dr Ng Tat-lun Memorial Outstanding Students Award Scheme, Irene NG, told the awarded students that the objective of the scheme did not only honour excellent academic results but also encourage students to nurture a vision and a heart to serve in the pursuit of whole person development. She hoped, in addition to grasping innovative technologies, the younger generation would pay heed to interpersonal contacts and communication so that the advent of technologies could truly benefit humankind.

This year students (See appendix for the awardee list) from different disciplines, who excelled in their areas of academic studies, extracurricular activities and community service, were each awarded a scholarship of HK$10,000

One of the awardees is the student of Higher Diploma in Child Care and Education of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), CHU Po-ling, whose parents are both hearing-impaired. She joked that her mother tongue is in fact sign language. Po-ling has volunteered for community services since her secondary school years and hopes that more care and concern can be shown to the hearing impaired in society. As a descendant of the hearing impaired, she applies her experiences growing up and her professional knowledge in child education to help children in a similar situation to hers. She is currently a part-time preschool and child education instructor in CODA Hong Kong, targeting children of hearing-impaired parents, where she plans reading and storytelling game activities for the children. Working together with social workers and professional speech therapists, they provide speech training for helping preschool children to handle their everyday lives and academic learning. Po-ling wishes to accumulate related experiences and continue with her study in a degree programme on special education.

Equally keen on utilising one’s strong suit to contribute to society, the student of the Higher Diploma in Costume Design for Performance of the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), Kisa WONG, is dedicated to the performing arts and the stage. She has teamed up with like-minded buddies to perform street music, plays and volunteer artistic activities to bring positive energy to the community. She also actively pursues professional programmes in community arts to learn how to make use of different art forms, like music and dance, to promote the wellbeing of the public in general and of persons with mild intellectual and physical disabilities in particular so as to provide more communication opportunities and support for those people. Kisa has already been admitted into the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Degree in Theatre and Entertainment Arts programme offered by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, going after her dream for the performing arts.

Founded by the late Dr NG Tat-lun in 2006, the Dr Ng Tat-lun Memorial Outstanding Students Award Scheme has benefitted many VTC students. Apart from honouring outstanding academic achievements of students, the Scheme also aims at encouraging students to make gainful use of the diversified learning opportunities available and actively take part in extracurricular activities to expand their realms of knowledge. The students are also encouraged to realise their potential and contribute to society in the future.

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 (THEithe Institute of Professional Education And Knowledge (PEAK) the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE)the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVEthe 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 website: www.vtc.edu.hk

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Appendix:
List of Awardees of the Dr Ng Tat-lun Memorial Outstanding Students Award Scheme

Awardee Programme Title
TANG Pui-hei, Morrison Higher Diploma in Applied Nutritional Studies, IVE (Kwai Chung)
LAM Pui-yin, Kathy Higher Diploma in Management with Business Psychology, IVE (Chai Wan)
CHU Po-ling Higher Diploma in Child Care and Education, IVE (Sha Tin)
LEE Cheong-wai, Brian Higher Diploma in Publication Design and Print Media, HKDI
WONG Ka-ki, Kisa Higher Diploma in Costume Design for Performance, HKDI
CHO Ka-man, Karman Higher Diploma in Surveying, IVE (Morrison Hill)
CHU Yiu-kei, KC Higher Diploma in Building Services Engineering, IVE (Morrison Hill)
IP Pui-kit, Silas Higher Diploma in Software Engineering, IVE (Tsing Yi)
HUI Man-hin, Frank Higher Diploma in Culinary Arts, ICI/CCI


Dr Ng Tat-lun Memorial Outstanding Students Award Scheme Presentation Ceremony was held today, award honours outstanding students excelling in both academic study and whole person development
VTC students excelling in the areas of academic studies, community services and whole person development are presented the Dr Ng Tat-lun Memorial Outstanding Students Award and are each awarded a scholarship of HK$10,000
Awarded IVE student of Higher Diploma in Child Care and Education CHU Po-ling makes good use of her experiences growing up and her professional knowledge in child education to help children in a similar situation to hers. She plans to continue with her study in a degree programme on special education
HKDI student of the Higher Diploma in Costume Design for Performance of the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), Kisa WONG, is dedicated to the performance arts and the stage. She has already been admitted into the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Degree in Theatre and Entertainment Arts programme offered by the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts



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