Youth College Open Days help parents and students experience diversified vocational and professional education and training
Youth College, a member institution of the Vocational Training Council (VTC), will hold Open Days at six of its campuses over three consecutive Fridays on 1, 8 March and 15 March. Parents and students can visit the campuses to learn more about the College’s interactive teaching and learning facilities, and experience its fun-filled teaching approach through game booths. Aspiring students can apply on site for Diploma of Vocational Education programmes (DVE) or Vocational Baccalaureate Programmes (VB) to give themselves a head start in their future career path and reach for their dreams through vocational and professional education and training (VPET).
Other members of the public are also welcome to visit the Open Days where an array of activities will be on display, such as 3D scanning and printing, virtual reality (VR) teaching facilities, a robotic obstacle course race, a showcase of vintage buses, and DIY skincare product, hairstyling and nail art services (details attached in the Annex). Visitors will be able to experience in person the teaching approach of Youth College, which stresses both fun and the acquisition of professional skills.
Other VTC facilities adjacent to the Youth College campuses will also be open on the corresponding dates, including the Pro-Act Training and Development Centres at the VTC Kowloon Bay and Kwai Chung Complexes, and the Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI) premises at VTC Kowloon Bay Complex and Tin Shui Wai. (Please refer to Annex for details) Through skills demonstrations, parents and students can get to know the diversity of VPET better.
Besides seeing at first hand the teaching facilities of Youth College, visitors can obtain the latest information on its programmes. In Academic Year 2019/20, Youth College will offer a total of 17 DVE programmes under three major study areas: Business and Services, Engineering and Design, and Information Technology, targeting Secondary 3 or above students. Together they offer a balanced curriculum covering generic, vocational and student development modules to nurture all-round students and pave their way for academic and professional progression. Upon satisfactory completion of a DVE programme, graduates can apply for higher diploma programmes of VTC# to obtain a higher academic qualification.
Concurrently the VB programmes provide flexible local and internationally-recognised study options for post-Secondary 3 students, with English as the medium of instruction and assessment. Students will study modules in IGCSE-level English Language, Chinese Language and Mathematics. Referencing international benchmarks, programmes leading to the award of the BTEC Level 3 Extension Diploma will be offered, and students can choose from the two study areas of Engineering and Design. Upon conferment of their VB, graduates can progress to degree programmes in Hong Kong and abroad or degree and higher diploma programmes provided by member institutions of VTC.
The DVE and VB programmes are now open for application. Students of Secondary 3 or above are welcome to apply on site during the Open Days or take the opportunity to check out further information available there on programmes and progression pathways. Interested students can also apply online at: http://www.vtc.edu.hk/admission or download application forms through the college webpage at: http://www.yc.edu.hk/ycsite/html/en/admission/application.html
The Youth College is a member of VTC Group. It provides young people above Secondary 3 level with an interactive learning environment and flexible progression pathways. The Diploma of Vocational Education Programmes (DVE) of the College equip students with knowledge and valuable skill sets, paving the way for further study and employment. The Youth College has eight campuses which include Kowloon Bay, Kwai Chung, Kwai Fong, Pokfulam, Tuen Mun, Tin Shui Wai, Tseung Kwan O and Yeo Chei Man (near Po Lam Station). Website: http://www.yc.edu.hk/ Youth College International offers the Vocational Baccalaureate Programmes (VB) that provides flexible local and internationally-recognised study options for post-Secondary 3 students. Lessons are conducted in the Tsing Yi Campuse of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) or Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) or IVE (Lee Wai Lee). Website: http://www.vtc.edu.hk/vb/
The Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI) is also a member of VTC Group. HTI was set up to fulfil the growing demand for trained manpower in the hotel, catering and tourism industry. The Institute aims to be the leading institution in hotel and tourism training in Hong Kong in order to uphold Hong Kong’s status as a premier travel destination in Asia. Furnished with comprehensive training facilities, HTI offers programmes covering Food and Beverage Service, Front Office Operations, Housekeeping Operations, Hotel Spa therapies, Hotel Event Management, Tour Service and Travel Agency Operations. It also offers supervisory and skills upgrading programmes for in-service professionals. Website: www.hti.edu.hk
Pro-Act by VTC is another member of VTC Group. It provides students with a comprehensive practical training to enhance their competence, skills and qualifications. By working closely with industry partners, Pro-Act by VTC offers training and development programmes that are responsive to market trends, attuned to industry needs and facilitate industry development. In addition, Pro-Act operates the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Scheme, Engineering Graduate Training Scheme and trade testing for various trades to help in-service employees attain recognised qualifications. Website: http://www.proact.edu.hk
#DVE holders generally meet the entrance requirements of higher diploma programmes with the exception of programmes having specific entrance requirements.
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Annex: Details of Youth College/HTI/Pro-Act Training and Development Centres Open Days
Institute Date Time Address Event highlights Youth College (Kowloon Bay);
Pro-Act Training and Development
Centres at VTC Kowloon Bay Complex
1 March 10:00am- 5:00pm 46 Tai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay 3D scanning and printing lab, virtual reality (VR) games, robotic obstacles race, cooking demonstrations, etc Youth College (Kwai Fong) 1 March 10:00am- 5:00pm 85 Hing Shing Road, Kwai Chung Hairdressing demonstration, fitness corner etc Youth College (Kwai Chung) & Pro-Act Training and Development Centres at VTC Kwai Chung Complex 8 March 10:00am- 5:00pm 13-19 San Kwai Street, Kwai Chung Vintage buses showcase, elevator and welding VR simulation, Electrical and Mechanical Trades Expo etc Youth College (Tseung Kwan O) 8 March 10:00am- 5:00pm Tsui Lam Estate, Tseung Kwan O Computer assembly contest, tips on exercise safety etc Youth College (Tin Shui Wai) & HTI 15 March 10:00am- 5:00pm 11 Tin Ho Road, Tin Shui Wai Experiencing interactive information, body painting, hair magic workshop etc Youth College (Yeo Chei Man) 15 March 10:00am- 5:00pm 11 To Lok Road, Tseung Kwan O Venetian mask making, lion dance, Rangoli (Indian art on the ground), skin products DIY etc