2 VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL Part 1 FOREWORD 1.1 Established in 1982, the Vocational Training Council (VTC) is the largest vocational and professional education and training (VPET) provider in Hong Kong. VTC provides valuable credentials for some 200,000 students each year through a full range of pre-employment and in-service programmes with internationally recognised qualifications. 1.2 VTC draws strengths from its member institutions, breadth of its programmes and a variety of accredited qualifications to provide a new world of OPPORTUNITIES to learners of all ages and abilities. Championing a teaching and learning approach that is practical, hands-on and outcome- based, VTC does not only focus on the acquisition of knowledge and skills, but equally on ACTION itself. This “think and do” approach cultivates a passion for learning while imparting the necessary skills and know-how for SUCCESS. 1.3 VTC is a major organisation in Hong Kong providing a comprehensive system of VPET to meet the needs of industry for well-educated and well- trained manpower at degree, higher diploma, diploma, and certificate levels, as well as to satisfy the aspirations of students at secondary and post- secondary levels.