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The VTC 40th Anniversary Website
showcases VPET’s contribution to society

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    Year 2022 marks the 40th Anniversary of the VTC and the VTC 40th Anniversary Website is launched to celebrate this milestone

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    A host of VTC alumni from different professional fields are invited to share at the website how they are equipped by VPET and shine in the workplace

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    Daniel SHUM is a graduate of the first technical institute – the Morrison Hill Technical Institute (predecessor of IVE)

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    Professor Kenneth LEUNG is a graduate of the Chai Wan Technical Institute (predecessor of IVE)

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    Joanna KWOK is an IVE graduate

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    Pearl SO is an HKDI graduate

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    The “Fun Zone” page makes available interactive games and applications designed by students and graduates of IVE and HKDI

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Vocational Training Council (VTC). Under the theme of “Skilling Talent • Sparking Innovation”, a variety of events and projects will be launched. These include the VTC 40th Anniversary Website featuring 40 “VPET Stories of Impact” to present the meaningful journey of vocational and professional education and training (VPET) and the VTC, as well as showcasing the achievements of VTC alumni across decades, demonstrating the contributions of VPET to the socio-economic development of Hong Kong.

In his message for the 40th Anniversary Website, VTC Chairman, Tony TAI, states that since the establishment of the VTC in 1982, it has opened doors to numerous young people and working adults to pursue recognised qualifications through quality VPET programmes. VTC graduates have played important roles in their professions and contributed to key industrial sectors in Hong Kong, from information technology, engineering, design, business, tourism and hospitality, health and life sciences, child education to community services industries. VTC students and graduates have also been giving back and contributing to the betterment of society through their professional skills and knowledge. Mr Tai also notes that the anniversary theme “Skilling Talent • Sparking Innovation” highlights VTC’s commitment to develop skilled talent and provide platforms for sparking innovation to help build Hong Kong into a world-class smart city.

VTC alumni from different sectors have been invited to share their learning and work experiences through videos and short stories, recounting how they shine forth in their sterling careers with professional knowledge and skills. For example, Daniel SHUM who graduated in 1985 from the first technical institute - the Morrison Hill Technical Institute (the predecessor of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), a VTC member institution), is a registered professional surveyor, engineer, construction expert and the director of a construction and engineering firm. With his experience in the construction of the Housing and Development Board (HDB) Flat in Singapore and real estate projects on the Mainland, Daniel shares his career success story which started with VPET. Another shining example is Professor Kenneth LEUNG who is a graduate of the Chai Wan Technical Institute and currently Director of the State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution with the City University of Hong Kong. Previously he was selected as one of the top 100 Asian Scientists by Asian Scientist Magazine. Kenneth tells how he found his passion in marine pollution research and how VPET inspired his vision, which also drives his present quest to inculcate in the younger generation the commitment to protect the ocean.

Joanna KWOK, the first female chief engineer on seagoing vessels in Hong Kong, also reminisces about how the IVE higher diploma programme has prepared her to navigate her journey in the maritime industry. Another Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) alumnus, Pearl SO, will tell her story about participating in the WorldSkills Competition which is hailed as the “Skills Olympics” and being the first Hong Kong competitor who became the WorldSkills Champions Trust Representative for Asia to promote the importance of VPET and skills to young people worldwide.

The VTC 40th Anniversary Website also provides information about anniversary events and features a “Fun Zone” with interactive games and Chinese-New-Year-themed applications designed by students and graduates of IVE and HKDI. Click to visit the website and enjoy the festive fun features.

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.

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