VTC Calendar 2022-23

Part 3 38 VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL 3.8 In addition, PEAK provides customised training and development solutions to corporate clients, through lecture-based programmes, e-learning and tailor-made experiential learning activities. Since 2004, more than 300 local companies have adopted PEAK’s products and services to enhance the competency and professional expertise of their employees and have used PEAK’s professional consultancy services. PEAK also organises tailored training and exchange programmes for Mainland officials, teachers and corporations. 3.9 The Examination Centre of PEAK is one of the designated providers for the professional examinations in Hong Kong, including the Insurance Intermediaries Qualifying Examination, the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Examination, the Estate Agents / Salespersons Qualifying Examination, and among others. SCHOOL FOR HIGHER AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION 3.10 The School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE), in collaboration with world-recognised overseas universities, provides further education opportunities for HD graduates and other sub-degree holders who aspire to pursue degree qualifications. 3.11 SHAPE has currently entered into collaboration with 10 universities from the UK, Australia, and Mainland China with about 50 programmes on offer in AY 2022/23, covering a wide range of study areas including Business, Childcare, Elderly and Community Services, Design, Engineering, Health and Life Sciences, Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, and Information Technology. For AY 2022/23, the Government provides an annual subsidy of HK$33,200 through the NMTSS for eligible students pursuing full-time self-financed top-up degree programmes offered by SHAPE. 3.12 All of SHAPE’s non-local top-up degree programmes offered in collaboration with the UK and Australian universities have been accredited by the HKCAAVQ and listed on the Qualifications Register (QR).