Cultivate Our Talents with Good Life Planning - Eddie Hak Kim NG
Eddie Hak Kim NG
Secretary for Education, Education Bureau
【Abstract】To help members of the younger generation realise their potential, the Education Bureau (EDB) has been providing support of various kinds to schools; this support includes provision of the Career and Life Planning Grant, the strengthening of professional training, and (since the 2014/15 school year) enhancing life planning education in schools. The EDB has also strengthened business-school partnerships; schools are encouraged, in co-operation with business organisations, to provide students with more career exploration opportunities that help them prepare for their future. The concerted support of various stakeholders is essential for the successful implementation of life planning education, which aims to help young people fulfil their potential and their aspirations.
Keywords: life planning, Career and Life Planning Grant, business-partnership, Business-School Partnership Programme, career exploration
Way Forward of Vocational Education and Training in the New Century - Yam Shing LEUNG
Yam Shing LEUNG
Deputy Executive Director, Vocational Training Council
【Abstract】 Vocational education and training (VET) has been developing in Hong Kong for several decades and has come to play a pivotal role in the economy and the whole society. The Vocational Training Council (VTC)—the leading VET and professional development group in Hong Kong—has long had the responsibility of leading the advancement of VET in different phases of social development. This article provides a thorough analysis of current economic and social factors and needs, and it locates the position of VET in this wider context, with consideration given to a series of practices implemented by the VTC to realise its strategic plans.
Keywords: vocational education, Vocational Training Council, generic skills, multiple learning pathways, education development
Vocational Education: Its Role in Promoting Competitiveness in the Youth of Hong Kong - Vincy J. SUN Mantak YUEN
Vincy J. SUN Mantak YUEN
Centre for Advancement in Inclusive and Special Education, The University of Hong Kong
【Abstract】 In recent years, vocational education has become well-respected in the competitive world of work in Hong Kong. Drawing on relevant research literature and other documents, this paper considers the current nature, role, and significance of vocational education, with a particular focus on how vocational education promotes competitiveness in the young people of this region. Suggestions are then given for enhancing vocational education.
Keywords: competitiveness, employment, vocational education, youth
The Phenomenology of Learning in the Connected Age: Implications for Vocational Education and Training - Chun Ming LEUNG
Chun Ming LEUNG
Emeritus Professor, The Open University of Hong Kong and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA)
【Abstract】The Web has transformed the way people work, play, learn and do business. Its fundamental values – openness, freedom, transparency, and participation – have challenged many tradition-bound principles and practices in education. With social media and participatory tools enabling open and collaborative practices, a democratisation of both learning and education is emerging. Education is entering a new phase that is defined by ubiquitous interconnections between everyone and everything – the connected age. We can apply the concept of networks and identify connectivity as a measure of the learning process in this networked environment. The availability of large-scale data sets and analytics is also creating new opportunities for studying collective phenomena of learning in the connected age. This article delineates some emerging trends and issues in educational practices in an open and connected environment, and highlights areas in which vocational education and training may benefit from the phenomena and practices of learning in the networked ecosystem.
Keywords: connected learning, big data and analytics, democratisation of learning and education, vocational education and training, complex networks
The concept of Life Planning and practice strategy - Man Shun WONG
Man Shun WONG
Youth Work Officer, Youth Employment Network, The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
【Abstract】The B.O.S.S. model can assist in the delivery of life planning services in Hong Kong. It is important that due attention is given to the following: the service provider, the training provider, the content provider, and the information provider.
Keywords: B.O.S.S. model, Service provider, Training provider, Content provider, Information provider
Career Navigation for Young People —– The Experience of CLP Power Hong Kong - Paul POON
Managing Director, CLP Power
【Abstract】 In recent years, the power industry and the whole engineering sector have encountered the challenges posed by a manpower shortage. CLP Power Hong Kong cares about and supports youth education and development through a variety of initiatives—namely, an internship programme, scholarships, and various training and career opportunities—aimed at reinforcing young people’s understanding of the power industry and equipping them with technical knowledge pertaining to it, as well as cultivating a positive attitude in them towards contributing to their community.
Keywords: CLP Power Hong Kong, employment for young people, CLP Internship Programme, Craft Apprentice Programme, placement-tied training for young people
Leverage on Hong Kong’s Edge on Vocational Education and Create a Regional Training Hub for Future Technical Talents - Clarence LEUNG
Honorary Chairman of the Y. Elites Association
【Abstract】In recent years, as vocational education in Hong Kong becomes more sophisticated, we believe that Hong Kong will become a vocational education centre in China and the Asia Pacific region in the coming future for cultivating top technology talents. Vocational education and training system in Hong Kong can demonstrate its strength to develop an international recognizable qualification standard.
Keywords: vocational education, talents