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    06 Nov 2018

    Winners of 2018 Best Apprentice Competition to join study trip to Germany
    Winners of 2018 Best Apprentice Competition to join study trip to Germany
    Winners of 2018 Best Apprentice Competition to join study trip to Germany
    Winners of 2018 Best Apprentice Competition to join study trip to Germany

    Winners of 2018 Best Apprentice Competition to join study trip to Germany

    Guest of Honour, Member of the Legislative Council The Honourable Frankie YICK Chi-ming, (first from left) and Chairman of the VTC Automobile Training Board Wilson LAM Kit (first from right), pose with the six winners of the 2018 Best Apprentice Competition. The six winners will be rewarded with a tour of auto plants in Germany.
    Guest of Honour, Member of the Legislative Council The Honourable Frankie YICK Chi-ming, (first from left) and Chairman of the VTC Automobile Training Board Wilson LAM Kit (first from right), pose with the six winners of the 2018 Best Apprentice Competition. The six winners will be rewarded with a tour of auto plants in Germany.
    Chairman of VTC Automobile Training Board Wilson LAM Kit points out that auto technologies are developing fast and as a member of the auto industry, one must keep abreast of and get equipped for the latest development rising to the challenges and opportunities ahead.
    Chairman of VTC Automobile Training Board Wilson LAM Kit points out that auto technologies are developing fast and as a member of the auto industry, one must keep abreast of and get equipped for the latest development rising to the challenges and opportunities ahead.
    Finalists of the Vehicle Mechanic/Electrician group were tested on their skills in engine performance measurement and maintenance, braking and electrical systems, and diagnosis and recovery of faulty engines.
    Finalists of the Vehicle Mechanic/Electrician group were tested on their skills in engine performance measurement and maintenance, braking and electrical systems, and diagnosis and recovery of faulty engines.
    Finalists of the Vehicle Body Repairer/Painter group were required to replace and adjust door, repair weld bodywork, repair damaged body panels and do car painting.
    Finalists of the Vehicle Body Repairer/Painter group were required to replace and adjust door, repair weld bodywork, repair damaged body panels and do car painting.
    The 2018 Best Apprentice Competition organised by the Automobile Training Board under the Vocational Training Council (VTC) concluded successfully earlier (5 November) where contending apprentices competed on professional skills in vehicle maintenance. In addition to the trophies and cash prizes conferred, six winners will join a trip to Munich in Germany next January. They will tour local auto plants to learn about the latest technologies being employed in the motor industry for upgrading and updating their specialised skills.

    Twelve apprentices were shortlisted into the final round of the 33rd Best Apprentice Competition concluded on 5 November. The competition was divided into two groups, namely the Vehicle Mechanic/Electrician group, and the Vehicle Body Repairer/Painter group. The former tested contestants’ skills in engine performance measurement and maintenance, braking and electrical systems, and diagnosis and recovery of faulty engines. The latter focused on replacement and adjustment of door, welding bodywork, repairing damaged body panels, and car painting.

    Guest of Honour, Member of the Legislative Council The Honourable Frankie YICK Chi-ming, said, “As times are changing, vehicle maintenance can no longer be done with simple tools. The auto industry is migrating to an electronic age, placing a premium on the broad-based knowledge and professional skills of practitioners.” He further noted that as the number of vehicles was constantly rising, the demand for auto maintenance was also on the rise and students pursuing studies on automotive engineering would have bright career prospects.

    Chairman of VTC Automobile Training Board Wilson LAM Kit pointed out that the Board has been arranging winners of the competition for overseas trip to visit auto plants and exhibition halls so as to enable the younger generation to learn new technologies and enhance their exposure.

    LAM said, “Auto technologies are developing fast with manufacturers constantly innovating their green, energy saving and automation technologies. As a member of the auto industry, one must keep abreast of and get equipped for the latest development rising to the challenges and opportunities ahead.” He also said that the Board organised regular technical seminars for exchanges among industry practitioners.

    Organised for participation on a voluntary basis by final year vehicle mechanic, electricians, body repairer and body painter apprentices, the Competition is held every year with the staunch support of employers and apprentices since its inception in 1986. This year, a total of 54 competitors nominated by their employers took part, of whom 12 were shortlisted for the final competition. They competed for a total of six awards, namely the championship and first, second and third runner-up prizes in the Vehicle Mechanic/Electrician group, and championship and first runner-up prizes in the Vehicle Body Repairer/Painter group.

    The Automobile Training Board is one of the 25 training boards under the VTC. The boards conduct regular manpower surveys to collect updated information on the manpower situation of their respective industries to forecast manpower growth, ascertain training demands and formulate proposals to employers, education and training providers to meet the demands for industry professionals.

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    Annex: Winners of the 2018 Best Apprentice Competition
    Vehicle Mechanic/Electrician Group
     Ranking  Name of Winner Name of Company
     Champion  Enoch LEE Wai-fung,
    Student of Diploma of Vocational Education (Automotive Technology)
     Future Motors Limited
     First
    Runner-up
     LAI Sheung-man,
    Student of Craft Certificate in Automotive Technology
     The Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (1933) Limited
     Second
    Runner-up
     SO Cheuk-sang,
    Student of Craft Certificate in Automotive Technology
     Motormech Service Station Limited
     Third
    Runner-up
     FAN Xiao-ping,
    Part-time student of IVE Higher Diploma in Automotive Engineering
     Crown Motors Limited
     Vehicle Body Repairer/Painter Group
     Ranking Name of Winner Name of Company
     Champion  CHOW Chun-yin,
    Student of Certificate of Vocational Education (Vehicle Body Repair)
     British Motors Limited
     First
    Runner-up
     Tai Kai-on,
    Student of Diploma of Vocational Education (Automotive Technology)
     Zung Fu Company Limited


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