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    06 Jun 2016

    VTC welcomes Government funding of professional part-time programmes
    VTC welcomes Government funding of professional part-time programmes

    VTC welcomes Government funding of professional part-time programmes

    Programmes to be offered by VTC under the Pilot Subsidy Scheme for Students of Professional Part-time Programmes in the field of construction and engineering are now open for application
    Programmes to be offered by VTC under the Pilot Subsidy Scheme for Students of Professional Part-time Programmes in the field of construction and engineering are now open for application
    The Vocational Training Council (VTC) has welcomed the approval of the Legislative Council on a new commitment to enable VTC to implement the Pilot Subsidy Scheme for Students of Professional Part-time Programmes. Starting 2016/17 academic year, the Pilot Subsidy Scheme covers some 50 self-financing part-time programmes offered by VTC in the field of construction and engineering (Programmes to be offered by VTC under the Scheme are listed in the annex.) Part-time evening programmes are now open for application until 21 June 2016 through the VTC Web-based Admissions System.

    In the Budget this year the Government announced a new commitment of $200 million to provide tuition fee subsidies for students admitted to designated professional part-time programmes of VTC. To cover three cohorts of students, the Pilot Subsidy Scheme is launched with a view to encouraging working adults to pursue higher qualifications which would help enhance their upward mobility while promoting professionalism in the construction services and engineering industries.

    Under the Scheme, successful applicants will be refunded 60% of the tuition fees of eligible programmes, to a maximum of $45,000 per person. Each applicant may apply for fee refund for not more than two programmes under the Pilot Scheme. The tuition fee will be reimbursed by instalments at the end of each term of the programme upon successful completion.

    Apart from the programmes covered by the above Pilot Subsidy Scheme, VTC will also provide other part-time-evening and part-time-day programmes in 2016/17 academic year leading to the award of Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies, Certificate of Vocational Studies, Diploma of Vocational Education and other professional qualifications. These market driven and industry-recognised programmes cover professional sectors including design, information technology, applied science and business administration.

    Application details for VTC part-time-evening programmes:
    Date: 20 May to 21 June 2016
    Method: Apply online through VTC Web-based Admissions System 
    https://admission.vtc.edu.hk/onlineform
    Programme Information: http://www.vtc.edu.hk/admission

    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 1047


    Annex: List of Eligible 2016/17 VTC Part-time Programmes under the Pilot Subsidy Scheme for Students of Professional Part-time Programmes by Qualifications Framework (QF) Level

      Programme/Qualification QF Level
    1.  Professional Diploma in Plumbing Engineering for Building Services 5
    2.  Professional Diploma in Horticulture and Landscape Management 4
    3.  Higher Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering 4
    4.  Diploma / Higher Diploma in Automotive Engineering 3 / 4
    5.  Diploma / Higher Diploma in Building Services Engineering 3 / 4
    6.  Diploma / Higher Diploma in Building Studies 3 / 4
    7.  Diploma / Higher Diploma in Civil Engineering 3 / 4
    8.  Diploma / Higher Diploma in Electrical Engineering 3 / 4
    9.  Diploma / Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering 3 / 4
    10.  Diploma / Higher Diploma in Surveying 3 / 4
    11.  Professional Diploma in Construction Site Supervision (QF Level 4) 4
    12.  Professional Certificate in Building Diagnosis and Inspection 4
    13.  Professional Certificate in Building Maintenance Management 4
    14.  Certificate in Railway Engineering
     (Data Collection and System Assurance Module)
    4
    15.  Certificate in Railway Engineering
     (Drives and Traction & Electromagnetic Compatibility Module)
    4
    16.  Certificate in Railway Engineering 
     (Intermittent and Hidden Fault Finding in Train Module)
    4
    17.  Certificate in Railway Engineering
     (Modern Railway Organizations and Infrastructures Module)
    4
    18.  Certificate in Railway Engineering
     (Railway Asset Management Module)
    4
    19.  Certificate in Railway Engineering
     (Railway System Assurance Module)
    4
    20.  Certificate in Railway Engineering
     (Signalling Circuits and Systems Module)
    4
    21.  Certificate in Railway Engineering
     (Signalling Design and Applications Module)
    4
    22.  Certificate in Railway Engineering
     (Signalling Principles Module)
    4
    23.  Professional Certificate in Android Phone Applications Development 4
    24.  Professional Certificate in Automotive Technology 4
    25.  Professional Certificate in Electrical and Mechanical Technology in
     Buildings (Construction)
    4
    26.  Professional Certificate in Electrical and Mechanical Technology in
     Buildings (Maintenance)
    4
    27.  Professional Certificate in Environmental Management for
     Construction (Environmental Officer)
    4
    28.  Professional Certificate in Fashion Jewellery Design and Marketing 4
    29.  Professional Certificate in Fine Jewellery Design and Brand 
     Management
    4
    30.  Professional Certificate in Green Building Technology 4
    31.  Professional Certificate in Green Lighting Technology and Application 4
    32.  Professional Certificate in iPhone Applications Development 4
    33.  Professional Certificate in Marine Operations 4
    34.  Professional Certificate in Product Testing 4
    35.  Professional Certificate in Quantity Surveying Practice 4
    36.  Professional Certificate in Railway Signalling System 4
    37.  Professional Certificate in Rolling Stock Maintenance 4
    38.  Professional Certificate in Shipboard Operations 4
    39.  Professional Certificate in Watch Services Management 4
    40.  Professional Certificate in Watch Technology and Repairing 4
    41.  Professional Diploma in Automotive Technology and Management 4
    42.  Professional Diploma in Electrical and Mechanical Technology in 
     Buildings
    4
    43.  Professional Diploma in Environmental Technology and Management 4
    44.  Professional Diploma in Fine & Fashion Jewellery 4
    45.  Professional Diploma in Marine Operations 4
    46.  Professional Diploma in Mobile Applications Development 4
    47.  Professional Diploma in Railway Engineering 4
    48.  Professional Diploma in Watch Technology and Services
     Management
    4




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