VTC Calendar 2022-23

Part 3 49 MEMBER INSTITUTIONS, SUPPORT UNITS AND SERVICES Student Development Office 3.56 The Student Development Office of each campus promotes students’ well-being with a view to helping them to actualise their potential. The Office is responsible for the management of student amenities and the development and management of all student services in consultation with elected representatives of the Students’ Union. Career and Counselling Services 3.57 Professional counsellors at each campus provide developmental and counselling services to students, including career advisory services, general counselling services and personal development programmes. 3.58 The Career Advisory Centre/Corner provides information on occupations, major employers, work competencies required for occupations and opportunities for further studies, including up-to-date information about job vacancies. Students are encouraged to participate in various workshops on job-hunting skills and pre-employment preparation. In addition, HQ(AS) provides a web-based JIS through which job posting by employers and job searching/application by graduates can be done anywhere and anytime. 3.59 The general counselling service is provided to help students gain understanding and insight into any personal issues encountered and to develop their emotional resilience, enabling them to discover personal potential. Student counsellors provide confidential consultation and practical assistance to students in need. 3.60 VTC offers equal learning opportunities to students. For students with Special Educational Needs (SEN), SEN coordinators from teaching departments together with student counsellors work closely with teaching colleagues, parents, medical social workers, etc. to help them acquire a good learning experience on campuses.