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    09 Jul 2014
    VTC Central Admission Scheme opens for HKDSE candidates on result release day

    The Vocational Training Council (VTC) provides diversified programmes in vocational education and training tailored for candidates of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE), including self-financed Degree, Higher Diploma, Foundation Diploma (Level 3) and Diploma in Vocational Education programmes. Programmes are now open and applications can be submitted at the VTC Admissions Homepage (www.vtc.edu.hk/admission) and join the “Central Admission Scheme” on HKDSE result release day.
    VTC Central Admission Scheme
    Catering for the result announcement of HKDSE (14 July), VTC will provide the Central Admission Scheme on the day at its campuses for on-spot application by HKDSE candidates. Prospective applicants can visit the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) and the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) to apply for VTC programmes. Applicants will be invited to attend on-site interviews. Successful applicants will be notified of the offer results on the day of the interview. (General entrance requirements are set out at Annex 1).
    Applicants who have received “conditional offers” earlier will be converted to “firm offers” if their HKDSE results meet stipulated requirement. Concerned applicants are required to confirm their acceptance of offer in person at the offering campus during 10 am to 4 pm on the result release day. 
    Students have not yet submitted their applications, without an offer or have declined offers can visit THEi, IVE and HKDI campuses from 12 July to 16 July to join the Central Admission Scheme for VTC programmes. Details are as follows:

    Date: 14 July (HKDSE result release day) to 16 July
    Time: 10 am to 6 pm
    Application Venues: Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
    Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)
    Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
    (Enquiries numbers and addresses are set out at Annex 2 and 3)
    Eligible Programmes: Degree
    Higher Diploma
    Foundation Diploma (Level 3)
    Diploma in Vocational Education
    After confirming acceptance of offer, applicants are required to complete registration in person at the offering campus before 18 July 12:00 noon, or else the offer given will become null and void.
    In the 2014/15 academic year, VTC provides around 20,000 places distributed among its more than 100 Degree, Higher Diploma, Foundation Diploma (Level 3) and Diploma in Vocational Education programmes to offer diversified progression pathways for HKDSE candidates.
    THEi offers 12 vocationally oriented self-financed degree programmes. Among them, 3 are new programmes, namely Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Professional Accounting, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Hotel Operations Management and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Multimedia Technology and Innovation.
    IVE, HKDI and the International Culinary Institute provide some 90 Higher Diploma programmes, including the 6 new programmes: Higher Diploma in Conservation and Tree Management, Higher Diploma in Applied Nutritional Studies, Higher Diploma in Community Health Care for Senior Citizens, Higher Diploma in Publication Design and Print Media, Higher Diploma in Fashion Branding and Buying and Higher Diploma in Culinary Arts. 
    IVE offers 7 Foundation Diploma (Level 3) programmes while the Youth College offers 15 Diploma in Vocational Education programmes for Secondary 6 students.  For enquiries, students and parents are welcome to call the Admissions Hotline at 2897 611 or visit the VTC Parents’ Information Centre.
    Diversified Progression Pathways
    Other member institutions of VTC offer comprehensive programmes at different levels to cater for various progression pathways of Secondary 6 students The Hospitality Industry Training and Development Centre (HITDC), the Chinese Cuisine Training Institute (CCTI) and the International Culinary Institute offer diploma and certificate programmes in culinary arts, catering, hotel and tourism for aspiring young people.
    In the academic year 2014/15, VTC also provides programmes suitable for Post-Secondary 3 students. The credit-based Diploma in Vocational Education programme by the Youth College is designed for graduates about Secondary 3. There are 16 programmes under 3 major areas, namely Business and Services, Engineering as well as Design and Technology. Upon completion of the programmes, graduates are eligible to apply for VTC Higher Diploma programmes.
    The Youth College will hold the Interview Day on 12 July (Saturday). Interested Post-Secondary 3 students are welcome to visit Youth College (Kwai Fong) for on-site applications from 12 noon to 3 pm (Address: 85 Hing Shing Road, Kwau Chung, NT). Applicants will attend on-site interview and be notified of the results. Enquiries should be directed to 2748 8488. (Website: www.yc.vtc.edu.hk)
    Established in 1982, the Vocational Training Council(VTC)is the largest vocational education, training and professional development group 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),Pro-Act by VTCHospitality Industry Training and Development Centre (HITDC), Chinese Cuisine Training Institute (CCTI), Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI), Youth CollegeIntegrated Vocational Development Centre (IVDC), Yeo Chei Man Senior Secondary School and Shine Skills Centre.
    VTC web site: www.vtc.edu.hk

    Media enquiries:
    Tel: 2836 1047 

    Annex 1: General Entrance Requirements

    VTC Programmes General entrance requirements

    HKDSE Examination

    Level 3 or above in the following subjects:
    - Chinese Language
    - English Language

    Level 2 or above in the following subjects:
    - Mathematics
    - Liberal Studies
    - 1 Elective Subject
    Higher Diploma HKDSE Examination
    5 subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language
    Foundation Diploma (Level 3) Completion of Secondary 6
    Diploma in Vocational Education Completion of Secondary 6



    Annex 2: Enquiries

    Admissions Hotline: 2897 6111
    Parents’ Information Centre: Room 032, 6 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai
    Admissions Homepage: www.vtc.edu.hk/admission
    Interactive Parent Corner: www.vtc.edu.hk/studyat/tc/parents
    Facebook Fanspage: www.facebook.com/vwavwa

    Annex 3: Locations of VTC Central Admission Scheme  
    Hong Kong Island:
    IVE (Chai Wan) 30 Shing Tai Road, Chai Wan
    IVE (Morrison Hill) 6 Oi Kwan Road, Wan Chai
    Kowloon & New Territories:
    THEi 20A Tsing Yi Road, Tsing Yi
    IVE (Haking Wong) 702 Lai Chi Kok Road, Cheung Sha Wan
    IVE (Kwai Chung) 20 Hing Shing Road, Kwai Chung
    IVE (Kwun Tong) 25 Hiu Ming Street, Kwun Tong
    IVE (Sha Tin) 21 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin
    IVE (Tuen Mun) 18 Tsing Wun Road, Tuen Mun
    IVE (Tsing Yi) 20 Tsing Yi Road, Tsing Yi
    HKDI and IVE (Lee Wai Lee) 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O