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    14 Dec 2016

    VTC confers awards on over 20,000 graduates 
in the VTC Graduation Ceremony
6 distinguished personalities awarded VTC Honorary Fellowship
    VTC confers awards on over 20,000 graduates 
in the VTC Graduation Ceremony
6 distinguished personalities awarded VTC Honorary Fellowship

    VTC confers awards on over 20,000 graduates in the VTC Graduation Ceremony 6 distinguished personalities awarded VTC Honorary Fellowship

    More than 22,000 VTC students who have graduated from different member institutions this year were conferred with awards ranging from higher diploma and diploma to certificate.
    More than 22,000 VTC students who have graduated from different member institutions this year were conferred with awards ranging from higher diploma and diploma to certificate.
    The new VTC Honorary Fellows join officiating guests for a group photo. From left: Thomas HO On-sing, Dr Roy CHUNG Chi-ping, VTC Chairman Dr Clement CHEN, Guest of Honour the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Professor K C CHAN, Monica LEE-MÜLLER, VTC Executive Director Dr Carrie YAU, William LEUNG Wing-cheung and Steve LEUNG Chi-tien.
    The new VTC Honorary Fellows join officiating guests for a group photo. From left: Thomas HO On-sing, Dr Roy CHUNG Chi-ping, VTC Chairman Dr Clement CHEN, Guest of Honour the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Professor K C CHAN, Monica LEE-MÜLLER, VTC Executive Director Dr Carrie YAU, William LEUNG Wing-cheung and Steve LEUNG Chi-tien.
    The Vocational Training Council (VTC) held its 2016 Graduation Ceremony today (14 December) for more than 22,000 graduates from different member institutions, including Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI), Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI), International Culinary Institute (ICI), Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI) and Youth College. Awards ranging from higher diploma and diploma to certificate were presented.

    Professor K C CHAN, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury was invited to officiate at the graduation ceremony as the Guest of Honour. He said that the VTC has been offering a full range of pre-employment and in-service programmes, a new world of opportunities as described to learners of all ages and abilities. He congratulated the graduates and said, "I feel happy that you have made up your minds and have chosen a very good course to study. I encourage you to make every effort to excel in your choice." Professor Chan also encouraged the graduates and said that there are a wealth of opportunities in Hong Kong and a full range of further education opportunities for the graduates to pursue advanced learning.

    VTC Chairman Dr Clement CHEN told the graduates that “Against the backdrop of accelerating technological development, diversification of the social spectrum and globalisation in the 21st Century, the demand for knowledgeable and skilled talent has never been more urgent to ensure the sustainable development and competitiveness of Hong Kong.” He emphasised that the VTC was committed to training its students to be work-ready, with a sense of civic responsibility and strong ethics, as well as a global perspective. To meet industry requirements, industrial attachments had since 2012 been made a compulsory module of the higher diploma curriculum. The VTC also attached great importance to encouraging students to join outbound exchanges that helped broaden their horizons. In 2015/16 academic year, Dr Chen noted, more than 8,000 VTC students were engaged in outbound exchange activities of all sorts in over 30 countries and regions. “The valuable experiences gained enhance the vision and understanding of the real workplace among our students, which will hone their work preparedness,” he said.

    This year, the VTC conferred the Honorary Fellowships to 6 distinguished personalities (Annex 1) in recognition of their significant contributions to the community and to the development of vocational and professional education and training. VTC Deputy Chairman Conrad WONG also presented the Teaching Excellence Awards to 5 VTC teachers in recognition of their exemplary performance.

    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 1340 / 2836 1047



    Annex 1:

    VTC 2016 Honorary Fellows

         Arthur BOWRING               Managing Director, Hong Kong Shipowners Association                   
         Dr Roy CHUNG Chi-ping                Co-founder and Non-Executive Director, Techtronic Industries
              Company Limited    
         Thomas HO On-sing           Chief Executive, Gammon Construction Limited
         Monica LEE-MÜLLER           Managing Director, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
              (Management) Limited   
         Steve LEUNG Chi-tien           Founder and Chairman, Steve Leung Designers Limited
         William LEUNG Wing-cheung               Chief Executive Officer, Sun Hung Kai Financial Limited

         


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