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    26 Apr 2016

    Scholarship awardees acknowledge Rotary Hong Kong contribution to vocational and professional education and training
    Scholarship awardees acknowledge Rotary Hong Kong contribution to vocational and professional education and training

    Scholarship awardees acknowledge Rotary Hong Kong contribution to vocational and professional education and training

    Guests from Rotary International District 3450, namely District Governor Dr Peter PANG (fifth from left, front row), Immediate Past District Governor Belinda YEUNG (fifth from right, front row), Charter President of Rotary Club of HK Harbour Dr Patrick POON (third from left, front row), Rotary Hong Kong Vocational Scholarship Committee Chairman Frankie WU (first from left, front row), Co-founder of Sheen Hok Charitable Foundation Professor Alice CHIU (fourth from right, front row), and VTC Chair
    Guests from Rotary International District 3450, namely District Governor Dr Peter PANG (fifth from left, front row), Immediate Past District Governor Belinda YEUNG (fifth from right, front row), Charter President of Rotary Club of HK Harbour Dr Patrick POON (third from left, front row), Rotary Hong Kong Vocational Scholarship Committee Chairman Frankie WU (first from left, front row), Co-founder of Sheen Hok Charitable Foundation Professor Alice CHIU (fourth from right, front row), and VTC Chair
    The scholarship awardees shared their learning and winning experiences
    The scholarship awardees shared their learning and winning experiences
    The Vocational Training Council (VTC) held the Rotary Hong Kong Vocational Scholarship Awardees Sharing Session today (26 April). Every year 50 VTC students aspiring to vocational and professional education and training (VPET) will be awarded the Rotary Hong Kong Vocational Scholarship in support of their study and pursuit of professional development.

    Rotary International District 3450 has supported VTC on a long term basis in driving VPET through establishing scholarships and bursaries and upgrading campus facilities, including the pledge of HK$6.5 million to set up the Rotary Hong Kong Vocational Scholarship. Starting this academic year, 50 VTC students pursuing Diploma of Foundation Studies, Higher Diploma, and Degree programmes and in need of financial assistance will be awarded scholarships annually to the value of HK$10,000, HK$20,000 and HK$35,000 respectively for their study needs.

    Addressing the awardees, VTC Chairman Dr Clement CHEN said: “The ocean of learning is boundless, particularly in the 21st Century where one can see the extensive sweep of information technology and globalisation. I hope you would put your scholarship to good use for enhancing your professional knowledge and personal abilities as well as understanding the needs of society and extending your horizons. This way you will be able to reciprocate and contribute to the community through your professional efforts in future.”

    District Governor of Rotary International District 3450 Dr Peter PANG said the scholarships presented today were the fruit of collaborative ventures between Rotary International District 3450 and VTC. He added, “Students benefitting from these scholarships will one day have their potential unleashed, which will result in further personal and societal development.” Rotary International District 3450 established the Rotaract Club in different VTC campuses with a view to training up the organisation and leadership abilities of students conducive to the development of society.

    Attaining a level of academic achievement apart, the 50 scholarship awardees actively took part in in extracurricular activities and community service in order to nurture their leadership and service spirit. This year’s Higher Diploma and Degree recipients will again be awarded scholarships next year should they attain the required level of performance in academic results and community service.

    In recognition of Rotary International District 3450’s contribution to VPET, the learning resources centre of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) Sha Tin, member institution of VTC, was named the Rotary International District 3450 Learning Resources last year.

    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 valued supports to industries for their manpower development. VTC has 13 member institutions including 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

    Media enquiries: 2836 1869 / 2836 1047


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