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    07 Jul 2016

    VTC students awarded The HSBC Vocational Education
Scholarship in bonanza for VPET group
    VTC students awarded The HSBC Vocational Education
Scholarship in bonanza for VPET group

    VTC students awarded The HSBC Vocational Education Scholarship in bonanza for VPET group

    Ten VTC students were awarded HSBC Vocational Education Scholarships
    Ten VTC students were awarded HSBC Vocational Education Scholarships
    CHUNG Cheuk-wai, Year 2 student of the IVE Higher Diploma in Mobile Applications Development programme, was one of the awardees of the HSBC Vocational Education Scholarship Scheme. He was granted an offer made by the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, to pursue further study
    CHUNG Cheuk-wai, Year 2 student of the IVE Higher Diploma in Mobile Applications Development programme, was one of the awardees of the HSBC Vocational Education Scholarship Scheme. He was granted an offer made by the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, to pursue further study
    Ten Vocational Training Council (VTC) students were awarded the first ever HSBC Vocational Education Scholarship in recognition of their remarkable performances in pursuing vocational and professional education and training (VPET). VTC is the tertiary institution with the highest number of recipients awarded with this Scholarship.

    VPET has become more important than ever for the future development of Hong Kong. To recognize the outstanding all-round achievements of students pursuing VPET, especially in their vocational aspirations and commitment to Hong Kong, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC) establishes the HSBC Vocational Education Scholarship to award the Higher Diploma or Associate Degree students for their excellence and accomplishments from 11 tertiary institutions. This year a total of 47 students were each awarded HK$20,000 under the first HSBC Vocational Education Scholarship Scheme, and were further honoured on the HSBC Scholars Day held on 13 June.

    Selected VTC candidates for the scholarship had to undergo rounds of screening by separate judging panels formed by VTC staff and HSBC senior executives, with ten VTC students of different disciplines finally making it through. (See Annex for the awardee list.)

    One notable awardee was CHUNG Cheuk-wai, Year 2 student of the Higher Diploma in Mobile Applications Development programme of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), member institution of VTC. Hooked on information technology since his secondary school years, he achieved excellent results with a close to perfect Cumulative Grade Point Average, which led to an offer from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

    While at IVE Cheuk-wai developed a virtual gifting app utilising virtual reality and augmented reality technologies, that earned him the praise of teachers. His app, which he named ‘WishnWrap’, provides new user gift-giving experiences. Looking ahead, he said he would use his scholarship to explore Big Data theories and practices to further his future studies and career.

    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
     
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    Awardees of HSBC Vocational Education Scholarship Scheme
     
    Awardee Study Programme
    HER Ka-yi, Kayley IVE (Sha Tin) Higher Diploma in Social Work
    CHAN Chun-ho ICI Higher Diploma in Culinary Arts
    WONG Ka-long IVE (Haking Wong) Higher Diploma in Leisure Management
    LAI Ka-yiu, Issac MSTI Higher Diploma in Maritime Studies
    KAR Tsz-wing, Nicole IVE (Kwai Chung) Higher Diploma in Marketing Management
    ZAHIRA Yasmeen IVE (Morrison Hill) Higher Diploma in Business Administration
    POON Wing-sze IVE (Sha Tin) Higher Diploma in Analytical Science
    NG Wing-in HKDI Higher Diploma in Visual Communication
    LAI Yiu-ting IVE (Morrison Hill) Higher Diploma in Game Software Development
    CHUNG Cheuk-wai IVE (Tuen Mun) Higher Diploma in Mobile Applications Development
     
     
      


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