Part 3 40 VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL 3.17 Wide-ranging higher diploma and Diploma of Foundation Studies programmes are offered by four academic departments –Architecture, Interior and Product Design, Communication Design, Digital Media, and Fashion and Image Design. HKDI’s curricula are designed to ensure relevance and responsiveness to the latest industry development. The design programmes aim at nurturing adaptive and creative talents with distinctive qualities of creativity, analytical ability, critical thinking and innovative problemsolving skills who embrace cultural sensitivity and global perspective. Active collaborations with international academics provide students with opportunities to acquire hands-on experience at renowned international institutions, expand their horizons and gain first-hand knowledge of the most updated industry trends. Through HKDI’s six Knowledge Centres, namely Centre for Communication Design, Centre of Design Services and Solutions, Centre of Innovative Material and Technology, Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability Lab, Fashion Archive and Media Lab, HKDI also offers students multidisciplinary learning experience with industry partners in different formats of collaborative projects, applied research, seminars, events, competitions, etc. HOTELAND TOURISM INSTITUTE 3.18 The Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI) offers full-time and part-time diploma and certificate programmes targeting youngsters at Secondary 3 level or above as well as in-service personnel. 3.19 HTI has three centres located in Pokfulam, Kowloon Bay and Tin Shui Wai respectively, where students receive practical training for programmes ranging from hotel operations, housekeeping operations, food and beverage service, catering and event management to tour service, travel agency operations, and body/beauty therapies. The T Hotel, a training hotel established under HTI with 30 guest rooms located at VTC Pokfulam Complex, provides a platform for students to apply their skills and knowledge in a real-world setting. Other training facilities of HTI include a wine laboratory, a coffee workshop, a training spa, western training restaurants and a training lounge.