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  1. VTC plans to open 2 more training centres

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The Vocational Training Council has announced the establishment of two new training centres to help cope with soaring demand for skills training amid the financial meltdown. Opening the training centres in rented premises in Tung Chung and Kwun Tong by year's end is part of the council's Integrated Vocational Development Centre expansion plans. The centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677214/vtc-plans-open-2-more-training-centres
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Former Wall Street trader sets up centre to teach kids the value of money

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 12:05pm by Elaine Yau

    ... Instead of settling into domesticity, however, she has leveraged her professional expertise into a sideline by setting up Pinnacle Learning Centre, which teaches financial literacy to children ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com A former Wall Street trader hasset up a learning centre that teaches youngsters to appreciate the value of money, writes Elaine Yau Saving graces Since her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1524363/former-wall-street-trader-sets-centre-teach-kids-value
  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Don and Bridget Brewster of Agape International Missions on combating Cambodia's child sex traffickers

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Elaine Yau

    ... kickboxers or construction workers. There are also employment centres for mums and dads so that they don't have a financial excuse to sell their children." AIM now plans to expand its ... Penh, known as a centre for child prostitution. "We came up with a four-pronged strategy: prevent, rescue, restore and reintegrate," says Don Brewster, referring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1543646/don-and-bridget-brewster-agape-international-missions
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    How one Hongkonger is lighting up the night skies, with fireflies

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:36am by Elaine Yau

    ... eventually rented a village house to him for only HK$1,000 per month to set up his research base. "I finally had a decent place for my centre." He also got villagers at Tai Long to help ... for a chance to relieve the stress from her job as a secretary. Among the activities was an astronomy session at Mak's firefly centre, which had a telescope. "I was the last one in the queue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1531733/how-one-hongkonger-lighting-night-skies-fireflies
  5. Lifestyle

    Ambitious plans for construction in north Lantau bring out voices of dissent

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:03am by Elaine Yau

    ... The first phase of Tung Chung new town opened in late 1997, but it was 13 years before basic facilities such as a public library and sports centre were built for residents. So you might think Lam ... mainland visitors. “The Yat Tung mall is still made up of neighbourhood shops, but I am afraid it will become a centre for mainland shoppers like  Fu Tung estate plaza.” We just want sustainable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1541094/ambitious-plans-construction-north-lantau-bring-out-voices-dissent
  6. Authority criticised for handling of exams

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... that an organisation with such an important public role to play needs to operate under such severe financial strains will certainly affect the quality of public exams, hence the well-being of students.' ... of specialists to design and mark non-mainstream subjects is not cost-effective.' Ms Chow said the examinations authority had added several services like online marking and a central enquiry centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655857/authority-criticised-handling-exams
  7. Hopes for speech to confront big issues

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Will Clem

    ... the turmoil in the world's financial markets. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is due to deliver his policy address to the Legislative Council on Wednesday. The speech will set out the main ... students per class would be appropriate. The current cap is 40. Legislator Leung Yiu-chung, of the Neighbourhood and Workers Service Centre and a likely member of the Legislative Council panel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655858/hopes-speech-confront-big-issues
  8. IT skills are a must to get ahead

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... on time. The sales volume involved in any single transaction is astronomical, so the slightest deviation from agreed-upon plans can have grave financial consequences.' Launched in 1999, ... management centre back at the headquarters.' Boasting HK$50 million worth of software and other hi-tech facilities, the Microsoft Enterprise Systems Centre at Polytechnic University supports ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698256/it-skills-are-must-get-ahead
  9. Languages, IT top the list for continuing education

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Space Centre for Research in Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning asked 1,506 students aged between 18 and 64 who were not enrolled in full-time degree courses which courses they had taken ... of about HK$11,500 on courses, a 20 per cent increase on the last survey which was carried out in 2005. Thirty per cent said they had studied with financial support from the Continuing Education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/660245/languages-it-top-list-continuing-education

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