Part 3 36 VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL VTC’S MEMBER INSTITUTIONS INTRODUCTION 3.1 VTC provides a diverse range of VPET programmes for young people, including non-Chinese and non-local students, at degree, higher diploma (HD), diploma, and certificate levels to meet the needs of industries. It also provides a range of industry-specific training and professional development programmes for people in employment, and skill training courses for people with diverse educational attainments and background, including those with disabilities. All these programmes are offered via 13 member institutions. TECHNOLOGICALAND HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTE OF HONG KONG 3.2 The Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) offers self-financed degree, Professional Diploma Meister (PDM), professional diploma (PD), and professional certificate (PC) programmes with a strong vocational orientation. It comprises the Faculty of Design and Environment, the Faculty of Management and Hospitality, the Faculty of Science and Technology, and the School of General Education and Languages. The degree programmes are currently delivered at the Chai Wan Campus and Tsing Yi Campus of THEi, while some classes are conducted at IVE campuses and other centres to make use of their specialised teaching facilities. 3.3 THEi’s degree, PDM and PD/PC programmes are developed in areas with strong market demand. They emphasise the integration of theoretical knowledge with practical skills through real-life projects and industrial attachments, and aim to train graduates to be professionally competent, independent, and socially responsible. The general education curriculum is designed to ensure that graduates are all-rounded and can apply their knowledge and skills in context.