Vocational Training Council

Blue-collar jobs are vital, says council

Clement Chen Cheng-jen

The lack of students pursuing blue-collar jobs could be fatal to the city's long-term development, the head of the body charged with training such workers says.

Tuesday, 26 February, 2013, 4:34am

Dishonest testing is unfair

According to the article 'Pressure on teachers to 'rig exam scores'' (SCMP, May 7), some teachers at the Vocational Training Council try to rig exam scores and give test tips to students. Their aim is to boost overall pass rates as their contracts depend on students' success.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Caritas, VTC granted sites to build new campuses

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.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Exam results must be above suspicion

Any attempt to rig examination results is unforgivable. To do this for personal benefit makes it even worse. Concerns have been raised after suspicious exam scores have been found at courses provided by the government-funded Vocational Training Council.

8 May 2012 - 12:00am

Pressure on teachers to 'rig exam scores'

Teachers at the city's biggest vocational training network are under pressure to rig exam scores and give test tips to boost overall pass rates, according to an education union.

But the network's management insisted yesterday that the organisation had never told teachers to ensure a certain proportion of students passed.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Cut bureaucracy to widen training, council head says

The government must speed up procedures to develop the vocational education sector amid increasing demand for places, the new chairman of the Vocational Training Council (VTC) said yesterday.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Frying their way to a scholarship

Dabbing off the last bit of stray sauce from the plate, the last 10 chefs step back and wipe the sweat off their foreheads, waiting for their dishes to be collected and judged.

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Council's expansion creates opportunities

The Vocational Training Council (VTC), Hong Kong's biggest vocational education and training institution, celebrated its silver anniversary last year.

9 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Council to merge related courses

The Vocational Training Council is to streamline the courses it offers for secondary school students from September and cut the least popular options.

29 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Sacrificing a good salary for the silver screen dream

At the age of 34, Jane Sin Yin-chun traded her well-paid career as a piano teacher for a $5,000-a-month job as a movie production assistant.

'I am starting from scratch,' says Ms Sin, a recent graduate of the film production course at the Vocational Training Council.

4 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

You'll 'consent' . . . or else!

As the Vocational Training Council (VTC) is a government-subvented institution, its staff fall in line for a pay cut, as do all in the civil service, as of October 1.

I was taken aback when I found on my desk a consent form regarding the pay cut. It surprised me that management was being fair and flexible enough to ask staff whether they were prepared to have their pay cut.

5 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

VTC graduates win employers' plaudits

Employers have given Vocational Training Council graduates an emphatic thumbs-up, a survey conducted by the council has found, with more than 90 per cent of the council's Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education full-time course graduates receiving favourable comments from their employers.

25 Aug 2001 - 12:00am

Council launches diploma

The Vocational Training Council will be providing more post-secondary education opportunities in September with the launch of a self-funded higher diploma programme for 800 students. It already provides sub-degree courses.

28 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

VTC training boosts youth job prospects

The Vocational Training Council (VTC) is launching a number of new training programmes and expanding some of its more popular existing programmes.

This is a move to help Forms Three and Five school-leavers improve their job skills and employment prospects.

3 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

Training body gets new rules

A new memorandum on administrative arrangements is to be created for the Vocational Training Council.

Secretary for Education and Manpower Joseph Wong Wing-ping made the pledge to the Legco Public Accounts Committee following the Audit Commission's criticism of some of the council's management practices.

26 Feb 2000 - 12:00am