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The practical training I received in Beijing has greatly boosted my self-confidence

“I took part in a full-time practical training job with a digital products magazine in Beijing, under the sponsorship of the Wofoo Leaders’ Network practical training programme for Hong Kong tertiary students in mainland China during the summer vacation. It offered me the opportunities to learn facts gathering, commentary writing, PR communications and other related skills as well as some mainland colloquial expressions. I learned much every time I wrote an article. Whenever my articles were published, I felt immensely fulfilled and proud!”

Wong Ching Yin
Graduate of Higher Diploma in Sales and Marketing, IVE

IVElite has made me a proactive, goal-oriented person

“Under teacher’s nomination, I have the precious opportunity to join IVElite, an outcome-based student development programme, where we learnt to formulate our own learning objectives, learning plan and based on which to evaluate its effectiveness. From conceptualisation, preparation, publicity to staging of the event, we worked closely with each other and overcame many issues encountered.

It was from these challenging teamwork experiences that we realised the importance of goal-setting. As long as objectives are clearly defined, members would be more proactive and willing to work together, a lot of the tough issues and challenge could then be easily resolved.”

Yang Sheau Ru
Student of Higher Diploma in Hotel and Catering Management, IVE

Participating in the WorldSkills Competition and interacting with other young competitors from around the world have benefited me extensively

“It has been a great honour for me to represent Hong Kong to participate in the WorldSkills Competition held in Leipzig, Germany, which is regarded as the “Skill Olympics”. The competition was beyond technical expertise exchange with participants from different countries and regions. It has given me the chance to raise my skills to international standard. It has also strengthened my stress management skills and my ability to adapt to changes which cannot be learned simply from books. I believe this will offer me an enhanced edge in my future development.”

Chan Nga Sin
Graduate of Higher Diploma in Health and Beauty Therapy, IVE

WorldSkills Competition Medallion for Excellence (Beauty Therapy)

I wish to thank the Foundation for supporting my studies at the University of Cambridge to realise my dreams!

“Under the Alistair Harvey Foundation’s support, I further my education in the University of Cambridge for an MPhil course in Advanced Computer Science to realise my dreams. My learning experience in Cambridge has since inspired me to look at things with an open mind. My research undertakings also trained me to weigh issues and seek solutions from multiple perspectives. Such a prudent mindset has proven beneficial in my current work, where I dedicate my efforts to improve the quality of people’s life with technology.”

Lam Chung Leung
Graduate of Higher Diploma in Software Engineering, IVE

The scholarship I was awarded changed my mother’s perception of me!

"Owing to financial difficulties, I was not able to afford my own set of graphic tools, and was forced to stay behind in campus to complete my school work. My hard work has finally paid off when I was awarded the CYMA Charity Fund Scholarship, a recognition for the extensive academic improvements I made. The Scholarship changed my mother’s perception of me, when she realised what a hardworking daughter she had! Gaining my mother’s recognition and praise has bolstered my morale as well.

I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the Foundation which has made a huge difference in my life as it has done for many other students and their families.”

Tsui Cheuk Yi
Student of Higher Diploma in Jewellery Design and Technology, IVE

The relief fund eased my financial predicament, so that I could concentrate on my studies and eventually obtain a scholarship!

“My family receives the government’s Comprehensive Social Security Assistance and my mother has been chronically ill. During my first year at IVE, given the additional expenses I incurred, I had to take on various part-time jobs in order to make ends meet. This had caused a significant drop in my academic performance in my first year. I felt utterly despaired and helpless under the heavy financial burden I shouldered.

Through the referral of my lecturer, I received the support of the Resilience Bursary which brought immediate relief to my financial hardship. It also allowed me to quit my part-time jobs to focus on my studies. In the year after receiving my bursary, my grades improved substantially. Due to my academic excellence, I was recommended for and eventually granted the Dr Pak Wai, Martin Scholarship.”

I am truly grateful to the Resilience Bursary for the assistance it offered me in my most difficult moments. I look forward to the day when I can give other needy students a helping hand, and the encouragement they require to continue striving forward.”

Leung Nga Ting
Graduate of Higher Diploma in Child Care and Education, IVE

Being trained in a simulated bank has given me the confidence to address actual workplace challenges

“As the BOCHK Financial Services Learning Centre in the campus is designed to simulate a real-life banking environment, my classmates and I were able to study and practise every work task of a bank in the most realistic way. Through these simulated training, we have learned the different tasks at the bank and gained insights of the customers’ needs. Such knowledge will benefit us greatly in our future careers.”

Fung Kai Lam
Student of Higher Diploma in Financial Services, IVE

Integrating theory and practice is conducive to better learning outcomes

“Thanks to the financing from the Hong Kong Jockey Club, the Heavy Vehicles Emissions Testing & Research Centre was established to provide students with cutting-edge equipment and facilities to conduct application-based research.

Of the various vehicle inspections I came across, I was most impressed with the testing of emission levels from different bus models. Newer buses can emit more emissions for various reasons, including mechanical wear and tear, level of vehicle maintenance, number of traffic lights on a bus route, and road designs. By collecting pollutants emission data and analysing it scientifically, we can find ways to improve the vehicle emissions problem.

I am most delighted that what I have learnt not only provides me with career options in the automotive design, manufacturing and operational management areas, but also the opportunity to play my part in protecting the environment!”

Chan Wai Leong
Student of Higher Diploma in Automotive Engineering, IVE