Part 2 29 GOVERNANCE AND MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE d) provide professional support services to international and regional skills competitions and to promote VPET through organising local skills competitions and related activities; e) coordinate professional secretarial support for 25 TBs of the Council, conduct manpower surveys and information update; and administer various training schemes and different VPET assessments including Recognition of Prior Learning for nine industries and cross-border credentials; and f) strengthen and coordinate the industry networking efforts and activities of the VTC’s various operational units. HUMAN RESOURCES DIVISION 2.53 The Human Resources Division is responsible for the development of human resources strategies, policies and guidelines to enable VTC to attract, motivate, develop and retain a dynamic and competent workforce. The Division’s services include manpower planning, staff appointments and deployment, training and development, performance management, compensation and benefits, and staff relations. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES DIVISION 2.54 The Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) plans, implements and manages the academic and administrative information systems and network infrastructure of the Council. 2.55 The Division serves the Information Technology Steering Committee and helps formulate IT strategy and related policies. To support the implementation of the initiatives under the Council’s Fourth 8-year Strategic Plan on Digital Future to foster efficiency, innovation and growth, a strategic IT enhancement plan has been proposed with focus on IT infrastructure, cyber security and information governance. INSTITUTIONALADVANCEMENT OFFICE 2.56 The Institutional Advancement Office (IAO) was established to build and strengthen VTC’s relationships with employers, industries, trade associations, philanthropists, charitable foundations, alumni and other stakeholders with a key role to foster collaborations with and solicit financial and in-kind support for student development and institutional advancement of VTC.