Part 5 116 VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL APPENDIX 6 TRAINING BOARDS Training Boards are established to advise VTC on the manpower demand and training needs of different industries. The terms of reference and memberships of the 25 Training Boards are as follows: Terms of Reference (All Training Boards except the following: (i) Apprenticeship Training Board, (ii) Chinese Culinary Institute Training Board; (iii) Innovation and Technology Training Board, and (iv) Vocational Training Board for People with Disabilities.) To determine the manpower demand of the industry, including the collection and analysis of relevant manpower and student/trainee statistics and information on socio-economic, technological and labour market developments. To assess and review whether the manpower supply for the industry matches with the manpower demand. To recommend to the Vocational Training Council (the Council) the development of vocational and professional education and training (VPET) facilities to meet the assessed manpower demand. To advise the Council on the strategic development and quality assurance of its programmes in the relevant disciplines. To prescribe job specifications for the principal jobs in the industry defining the skills and knowledge and advise on relevant training programme specifying the time a trainee needs to spend on each skill element. To tender advice in respect of skill assessments, trade tests and certification for in-service workers, apprentices and trainees, for the purpose of ascertaining that the specified skill standards have been attained. To advise on the conduct of skill competitions in key trades in the industry for the promotion of VPET as well as participation in international competitions.