VTC Calendar 2022-23

Part 3 43 MEMBER INSTITUTIONS, SUPPORT UNITS AND SERVICES 3.28 The DVE programmes are offered by YC in collaboration with Pro- Act Training and Development Centres. These DVE programmes, covering study areas of Business & Services, Design & Information Technology, and Engineering, are offered in both full-time and part-time modes. Some DVE programmes provide an articulation pathway to students joining apprenticeship through the “Earn and Learn” Scheme. 3.29 The Youth College (International) (YC (INTL)) offers 3-year full-time Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate (DVB) programmes in Engineering, Design and Sport to provide post-Secondary 3 students with alternative pathways and more flexibility in pursuing higher education locally or overseas. PRO-ACT TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 3.30 The Pro-Act Training and Development Centres provide practical training and professional development solutions to meet the needs of industry and individuals. They offer a diversemix of programmes and services, ranging from industry-specific training and development programmes, training schemes, trade tests, to corporate training and consultancy services. These programmes cover ten industries, namely automobile, electrical, electronics, fashion textiles, gas, jewellery, mechanical, precision engineering, printing and welding, and are provided in different Centres within VTC Complexes and IVE (Lee Wai Lee). INTEGRATED VOCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE 3.31 Integrated Vocational Development Centre (IVDC) offers a wide range of courses funded by Employees Retraining Board with a target for unemployed and eligible workers with education attainments up to sub- degree level to enhance their employability. Employment advisory services are provided for trainees of full-time placement-tied courses to help them re- enter the labour market. IVDC also provides an array of vocational training programmes commissioned by the Correctional Services Department (CSD) for people in custody. Conveniently located in multiple districts, IVDC provides various professional courses, staff development programmes and value-added courses for industry practitioners and the general public to promote lifelong learning and facilitate their reskilling and upskilling.