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    23 Feb 2017

    VTC showcased innovative STEM teaching and VPET expertise 
in Education & Careers Expo
    VTC showcased innovative STEM teaching and VPET expertise 
in Education & Careers Expo
    VTC showcased innovative STEM teaching and VPET expertise 
in Education & Careers Expo
    VTC showcased innovative STEM teaching and VPET expertise 
in Education & Careers Expo

    VTC showcased innovative STEM teaching and VPET expertise in Education & Careers Expo

    Accompanied by VTC Deputy Executive Director Professor Ronald CHUNG (first from left), Secretary for Education Eddie NG (third from right) toured the VTC Booth and exchanged with teachers and students
    Accompanied by VTC Deputy Executive Director Professor Ronald CHUNG (first from left), Secretary for Education Eddie NG (third from right) toured the VTC Booth and exchanged with teachers and students
    Visitors can visualise the VTC Halls of Residence through shots in a 360° panoramic mode with the aid of VR glasses
    Visitors can visualise the VTC Halls of Residence through shots in a 360° panoramic mode with the aid of VR glasses
    Students of the Higher Diploma in Exhibition Design at the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), a member institution of the VTC, have participated in the conceptual design of the VTC Booth
    Students of the Higher Diploma in Exhibition Design at the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), a member institution of the VTC, have participated in the conceptual design of the VTC Booth
    Public members can experience in person various scientific and engineering operations at the VTC Skills Excellence Zone. Secretary for Education Eddie NG tried out the robot during the VIP tour
    Public members can experience in person various scientific and engineering operations at the VTC Skills Excellence Zone. Secretary for Education Eddie NG tried out the robot during the VIP tour
    The Vocational Training Council (VTC) participated in the four-day Education & Careers Expo starting today (23-26 February), providing one-stop information for young people on study, training and professional development opportunities. Secretary for Education, Eddie NG, officiated at the opening ceremony and toured the VTC Booth inspecting the innovative teaching facilities and scientific and technological outcomes of VTC students and teachers.

    Unveiling the Education & Careers Expo held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mr Ng toured the VTC Booth exchanging with the students and teachers there, in the company of VTC Deputy Executive Director, Professor Ronald CHUNG. Adopting the theme of “The VPET Pathway in the 21st century”, the VTC this year showcases its innovative facilities for the teaching of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and related scientific and technological products. In tandem the Booth displays the latest Virtual Reality (VR) teaching facilities and shots in a 360° panoramic mode to visualise the VTC Halls of Residence. In a dedicated Skills Excellence Zone, members of the public can experience the scientific and technological possibilities of vocational and professional education and training (VPET), such as operating a robot which can move about freely, trying out VR games and putting their hands to the making of a metal aeroplane.

    The VTC booth provides counselling services on progression options at a number of VTC member institutions, including the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), the International Culinary Institute (ICI), Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI), Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) and Youth College. Secondary 6 students are able to apply on the spot through the VTC online admission system. The deadline for application is 28 February.

    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 support to industries for their manpower development. VTC has 13 member institutions, namely 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


    Annex 1: Information on VTC Booth at Education & Careers Expo
      Date & Time:   23-25 February
      (Thursday to Saturday)

      26 February (Sunday)
      10:30am to 7:00pm


      10:30am to 6:00pm
      Venue:   Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Hall  
      1E 
      Location of VTC Booth:    Booth 1E-B02 (near the entrance)
      Skills Excellence Zone:   Booth 1D-B22

    Media Enquiries: 28361046


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