Today is the final day for principals to hand in secondary three students' applications for courses at seven technical institutes and Seamen's Training Centre through the Junior Secondary Education Assessment System. Morrison Hill, Kwai Chung, Kwun Tong, Haking Wong, Lee Wai Lee, Tuen Mun and Sha Tin technical institutes are offering 22 one-year full-time Craft Foundation Courses for the academic year 1997/98. The courses cover manufacturing engineering, marine and mechanical engineering, construction, applied science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, printing, design, motor vehicle engineering, electronic engineering and textiles. A spokesperson for the Vocational Training Council said: 'The curriculum is designed to encompass a well-balanced mix of theory and practice, to meet the needs of the rapidly changing technological world. 'Students of these one-year courses will receive theoretical education at the technical institutes and practical skills training at the VTC's well-equipped industry training centres.' All courses are free. Sha Tin and Lee Wai Lee technical institutes also offer three full-time craft courses in optics, metal finishing, and clock and watch studies. Seamen's Training Centre is also offering students a half-year Junior General Purpose Course in aspects of the shipping industry.