5 GENERAL INFORMATION Part 1 VOCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING 1.8 VTC provides VPET services mainly through its member institutions, including Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, Institute of Professional Education And Knowledge, School for Higher and Professional Education, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, Hong Kong Design Institute, Youth College, Hotel and Tourism Institute, Chinese Culinary Institute, International Culinary Institute, Maritime Services Training Institute, Pro-Act Training and Development Centre, Integrated Vocational Development Centre, and Shine Skills Centre. Full-time and part- time programmes covering a wide range of disciplines, including health and life sciences, business, childcare, elderly and community services, design, engineering, hospitality, information technology and interdisciplinary subjects, are offered to students from post-secondary 3 to post-secondary 6 levels. 1.9 VTC also provides skill-based training to students and in-service practitioners to meet the needs of all major sectors of Hong Kong’s commerce and industry. In addition, VTC administers apprenticeship training schemes under the law, and provides vocational training and support services for people with disabilities. 1.10 In providing VPET services, VTC works closely with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, employers and the community to assess the current and future skills requirements of the workforce so as to ensure the relevance and future-readiness of the skills in the workforce.