VTC Calendar 2022-23

Part 3 42 VOCATIONAL TRAINING COUNCIL MARITIME SERVICES TRAINING INSTITUTE 3.24 The Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI) is located in Tai Lam Chung, Tuen Mun. It provides a wide range of VPET programmes for new entrants, in-service seafarers, and shore-based employees of marine- related industries to cater for the manpower demands and training needs of the maritime sectors. In addition, MSTI offers the Higher Diploma in Maritime Studies and supports the marine engineering knowledge electives of the Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering run at IVE (Tsing Yi). 3.25 MSTI is the sole local institution approved by the Marine Department, LabourDepartment andOffice of CommunicationAuthority to provide various specific mandatory training courses as required under the Merchant Shipping Regulation, Shipping & Port Control Regulation, Factories & Industrial Undertakings Regulation, International Convention on Standards of Training, and Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, etc. MSTI complies with the DNV Standard for Maritime Training Providers (DNV-ST-0029:2017-06) to ensure the quality. MSTI has also obtained the authorisation from The Swedish Club (TSC) for running the Maritime Resource Management course developed jointly by the TSC, Scandinavian Airlines Flight Academy and six European maritime organisations for the purpose of minimising the risk of incidents at sea through efficient management of maritime resources. YOUTH COLLEGE 3.26 The Youth College (YC) provides VPET to Secondary 3 to Secondary 6 school leavers. YC has eight campuses located in Kowloon Bay, Kwai Chung, Kwai Fong, Pokfulam, Tseung Kwan O, Po Lam, Tuen Mun and Tin Shui Wai. YC offers an interactive learning environment for youth to acquire knowledge and skills for further studies and employment. 3.27 YC runs the Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) programme with an aim to help students develop both generic and vocational knowledge and skills in a specific trade so as to enhance their opportunities for employment and/or further studies. YC attaches great importance to students’ whole person development, particularly in developing their communication skills, problem solving capabilities and appreciation for teamwork.