VTC Calendar 2022-23

3 GENERAL INFORMATION Part 1 VTC ORDINANCE ESTABLISHMENT OF VTC 1.4 VTC was established in 1982 under the VTC Ordinance, Cap 1130 of the Laws of Hong Kong. The Ordinance was amended in August 1991 to widen the remit of VTC to include vocational training for persons with disabilities and the administration of the Apprenticeship Ordinance. The Ordinance was further amended in April 2005 to empower VTC to perform its functions outside Hong Kong with revised scope of work. OBJECTS OF THE COUNCIL 1.5 The objects of the Council as set out in the VTC Ordinance are: - to advise the Chief Executive on the measures required to ensure a comprehensive system of technical education and industrial training suited to the developing needs of Hong Kong; - to institute, develop and operate schemes for training operatives, craftsmen, technicians and technologists needed to sustain and improve industry; - to promote the training of apprentices; - to provide and co-ordinate the provision of skills training to persons with a disability who are aged 15 and over for the purpose of improving their employment prospects and preparing them for open employment; and - to establish, operate and maintain technical colleges, technical institutes, industrial training centres and skills centres.