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    06 Jun 2017

    Vocational and Professional Education and Training International Conference 2017-cum-WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition and Carnival 2017 Showcasing internationalisation and skills legacy
    Vocational and Professional Education and Training International Conference 2017-cum-WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition and Carnival 2017 Showcasing internationalisation and skills legacy
    Vocational and Professional Education and Training International Conference 2017-cum-WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition and Carnival 2017 Showcasing internationalisation and skills legacy
    Vocational and Professional Education and Training International Conference 2017-cum-WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition and Carnival 2017 Showcasing internationalisation and skills legacy
    Vocational and Professional Education and Training International Conference 2017-cum-WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition and Carnival 2017 Showcasing internationalisation and skills legacy

    Vocational and Professional Education and Training International Conference 2017-cum-WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition and Carnival 2017 Showcasing internationalisation and skills legacy

    Graduate of Diploma of Vocational Education (Beauty Care) of Youth College, LAU Wai-yin (right), is honing her skills in preparation for Beauty Therapy trade at the WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition
    Graduate of Diploma of Vocational Education (Beauty Care) of Youth College, LAU Wai-yin (right), is honing her skills in preparation for Beauty Therapy trade at the WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition
    IVE students of the Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering, LEUNG Ka-ching (left) and NG Pak-yeung (right) join hands to partake in the Mobile Robotics trade of the WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition
    IVE students of the Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering, LEUNG Ka-ching (left) and NG Pak-yeung (right) join hands to partake in the Mobile Robotics trade of the WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition
    VTC graduate of the Craft Certificate in Electrical Engineering, CHAN Siu-lam, is to compete in the Electrical Installations trade of the WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition
    VTC graduate of the Craft Certificate in Electrical Engineering, CHAN Siu-lam, is to compete in the Electrical Installations trade of the WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition
    The public are welcome to try their hands on pouring water, without spillage, into the Chinese teapot with a characteristic long spout at the Try-a-Skill booth
    The public are welcome to try their hands on pouring water, without spillage, into the Chinese teapot with a characteristic long spout at the Try-a-Skill booth
    Individuals can assemble by hand a mini solar-powered car for a test ride on the race track
    Individuals can assemble by hand a mini solar-powered car for a test ride on the race track
    The Vocational Training Council (VTC) will play host to the two-day Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) International Conference 2017, WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition and Carnival 2017 in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 16 June (Friday). In celebration of the VTC 35th Anniversary, the event is also a designated celebration event for the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR. The WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition and Carnival will be open to the public, free of charge, enabling members of the public to experience in person the relevance of skills in everyday life and better understand the values of Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET).

    Themed “Skills for Better Lives”, the WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition and Carnival 2017 is the biggest and the most prominent skills event in Hong Kong. Jointly organised by VTC, the Construction Industry Council and the Clothing Industry Training Authority and supported by the Education Bureau, young competitors from a dozen countries and regions will take part in 12 trade competitions to showcase the excellence of their skills including beauty therapy, cooking, mobile robotics, wall tiling and visual merchandising. For the cooking competition, contestants will be required to prepare three dishes on the spot with ingredients provided by the organiser. Competitors will be tested on their culinary skills and responsiveness. For the mobile robotics trade, contestants are required to assemble the parts and write up the programme needed to create a robot capable of completing designated motions and tasks automatically. Outstanding Hong Kong competitors may be selected to represent Hong Kong in the Abu Dhabi WorldSkills 2017 to be held in The United Arab Emirates in October this year.

    As well as taking a close look at the trade competitions, visitors can get to know more about VPET through 30 and more fun-filled activities like assembling a solar-powered mini model car, using the traditional Chinese teapot with a long spout to pour out the eight treasure tea, trying out vegetable and fruit carving and body painting and employing Virtual Reality (VR) technologies to design fashion with a unique style.

    A series of “Meet Skills Stars” talks will be held concurrently in which various industry experts will share practical tips for enriching everyday life and entry into different professions. At the “Showcase on Secondary Students’ Skills”, students from secondary schools will undergo school-version skills competitions, demonstrate their works and provide try-a-skill activities including cake decoration, hands-on experiences in robot design and assembling, and a Construct-a-Catapult competition for junior secondary students.

    Jointly organised by VTC and the Education Bureau, the VPET International Conference 2017 provides a platform for education and VPET leaders from a dozen countries to share the latest development and trends in VPET.

    Tertiary students of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines from countries like Australia, Finland, the USA and Japan will put their heads together with VTC students in the International STEM Students’ Forum 2017 held in tandem to share experiences and learning outcomes from conducting joint STEM projects. The projects include an intelligent bus shelter illustrating a possible future for efficient urban transportation, a survey on the inclusion of the nutrition and health claims on selected pre-packaged food products, and a study on the characteristics of bacteriocin-producing lactic acid bacteria. Highlights also include a STEM students’ chat with executives and STEM education development discussion on project learning outcomes that inspire new thinking.

    Established in 1982, the Vocational Training Council(VTC)is the largest vocational and professional education and training provider in Hong Kong with some 250,000 students and trainees each year. The mission of VTC is to provide a valued choice to school leavers and working people to acquire the values, knowledge and skills for lifelong learning and enhanced employability, and also to provide support to industries for their manpower development. VTC has 13 member institutions, namely the  Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) , the Institute of Professional Education And Knowledge (PEAK) , the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) , the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) , the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) , Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI) , Chinese Cuisine Institute (CCI) , International Culinary Institute (ICI) , Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI) , Youth College , Pro-Act by VTC , Integrated Vocational Development Centre (IVDC) and Shine Skills Centre.

    VTC web site: www.vtc.edu.hk



    WorldSkills Hong Kong Competition and Carnival 2017
     Venue: Hall 5BCD, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
     Date: 16 June 2017 (Friday) to 17 June 2017 (Saturday)
     Time: 10am to 6pm
     Registration Fee: Free admission

    Vocational and Professional Education and Training International Conference 2017
     Venue: Hall 5E, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
     Date: 16 June 2017 (Friday) to 17 June 2017 (Saturday)
     Registration Fee: HK$700

    Website: www.vpet-whkc2017.hk
    Enquiries: 3151 8900/ vpet-whkc2017@vtc.edu.hk

    Media Enquiries: 2836 1046 / 2836 1790


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