Part 5 172 VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL Academic Director At least five representatives from employers/trade associations/professional bodies/industries One representative from relevant government departments/public bodies One representative from tertiary institutions nominated by VTC One teaching staff appointed by the Chairman of the VETAB Two teaching/instructing staff representatives from the discipline elected among themselves Secretary Appointed by the Deputy Chairman Note: 1. The term of office is two years. 2. The maximum number of terms of office for elected/nominated member is three. 3. Two more external members may be invited to join the Board on ad personam basis at the invitation of the VETAB. 4. Trade/Workers’ union representatives may be included as co-opted members on a need basis. 5. For the Hospitality Discipline, the role of Discipline Advisory Board is taken up by the Hotel, Catering and Tourism Training Board (HOTB) and the Chinese Culinary Institute Training Board (CCITB).