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  1. Caritas, VTC granted sites to build new campuses

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com The Caritas Institute of Higher Education and the Vocational Training Council have been granted sites to build campuses under a scheme to expand the sector. The Education Bureau yesterday said the Caritas Institute of Higher E ...

  2. Students are queuing up to join VTC

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Andrea Li The number of students applying to the Vocational Training Council (VTC), the city's largest vocational training course provider, has tripled from five years ago, with more than one-third of Form Seven students now exceeding minimum academic entry requirements. The VTC is made up of 13 member institutions, with the Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) ...

  3. Admissions chaos sparks VTC online plan

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... on a first-come-first-served basis for higher diploma and diploma programmes. Angry parents and students blamed the queues on uncertainty caused after the VTC changed application procedures this year. In the past ... for Form Five graduates this year, but places could be increased by up to 8 per cent; so far 63,000 Form Five graduates have applied for VTC programmes. Leung said: 'Online registration ...

  4. VTC to increase places for new diploma graduates

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The Vocational Training Council says it will increase the number of available places in 2012 in order to help accommodate about 70,000 new diploma candidates graduating alongside 39,000 A-level students. From the 2009-10 academic year, governme ...

  5. Awards for top VTC trainees

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... A group of graduates from the Vocational Training Council (VTC) received certificates and cash prizes on Tuesday in recognition of their outstanding performance during an on-the-job training programme. Organised by the VTC's Committee on Apprenticeship and Trade Testing, the award presentation ceremony gave the trainees an opportunity to exchange ideas and share ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. VTC to offer courses on mainland

    Posted Oct 16th 2004, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung The government has gazetted a new bill to allow the Vocational Training Council (VTC) to offer courses outside Hong Kong. An increasing number of workers hired by Hong Kong firms in the Pearl River Delta are from the territory and in need of further training, according to the Education and Manpower Bureau. 'The ability of the VTC to equip our workforce ...

  8. Teaching quality 'is under threat' in VTC overhaul

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Redundancy plan expected to take heavy toll on ranks of senior staff The quality of teaching at Vocational Training Council (VTC) campuses could deteriorate under a new ... retirement age and it could be difficult for many to find jobs elsewhere,' he said. In response to the staff complaints, the VTC's executive director Carrie Willis said surplus staff would ...

  9. VTC staff threaten strike on cuts plan

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Management accused of saving top jobs while lower posts face extensive layoffs Staff at the Vocational Training Council (VTC) have accused management of planning to save top jobs while cutting teachers and support workers in a review of its operations, and have threatened to call for a strike if there are large-scale layoffs. The council announced an eight-year strategic plan ...

  10. Education has been changing with the times

    Posted Nov 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... councillor Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen is helping the VTC to promote vocational education and training. As VTC chairman, Mr Leung, who started his career in the textile and garment industry, said he hoped ... in Hong Kong's society. 'Over the past 25 years, VTC has helped many young people identify their career paths. Some of them set up their own businesses, contributing to the economic ...




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