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Faced with unprecedented challenges related to coronavirus (COVID-19), we will deliver the VPET International Conference as a digital experience. Our VPET advocates from both the academia and industry will be connected in the cyberspace. Please register for free access to this first of its kind VPET digital event.

SKILLING FOR THE FUTURE

The Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) International Conference 2020 is a worldwide gathering for VPET leaders, policymakers, academics, industry representatives and practitioners. Themed "Skilling for the Future", the Conference will address prominent issues in VPET head on, share best practices and tactics for advancing VPET and skills development for a new era.

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS


  • Applied Education & Future Skills in the Digital Era
  • Why Workplace Training Counts
  • Skills Change Lives – Fostering Talent at Young Age
  • Are Digital Skills Enough for Workplace



DISCUSSION AREAS

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

PROGRAMME

SPEAKERS

Opening Keynote

 
 
 
Mr. Kevin Yeung Yun Hung, JP
Secretary for Education,
Education Bureau,
The Government of the HKSAR


Keynote Speech
Six Seismic Shifts in VPET

 
 
 
Mr. Olli-Pekka Heinonen
Director General,
Finnish National Agency for Education,
Finland


Keynote Speech
Making Vocational Education Work in A Changing World

 
 
 
Professor Sir Chris Husbands
Vice-Chancellor,
Sheffield Hallam University,
United Kingdom


Plenary
Applied Education & Future Skills in The Digital Era

Convenor
Professor Christina Hong
President
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong,
Vocational Training Council,
Hong Kong
 
Prof. Dr. Philipp Gonon
Director of the Institute of Education,
University of Zurich,
Switzerland
  
  
 
Dr. Sean Gallagher
Director,
Centre for the New Workforce,
Swinburne University of Technology,
Australia
 
Mr. Andrew Chong
Chairman,
Institute of Technical Education,
Singapore
  
  


Thematic Sessions
Why Workplace Training Counts

 
Convenor
Mr. Eric Pang Yiu Hung, JP
Director of Electrical
and Mechanical Services,
Electrical & Mechanical Services Department,
The Government of the HKSAR
 
Mr. Josh Williams
Principal International Consultant,
Skills International,
New Zealand
  
  
 
Mr. Kevin O'Brien
Chief Executive,
The Jardine Engineering Corporation Limited,
Hong Kong
  
  
 
 
Mr. Carl-Fredrik Zachrisson
Managing Director,
Scania (Hong Kong) Limited,
Hong Kong
  
  
Mr. Patrick Wong
Executive General Manager,
Operations Support,
Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited,
Hong Kong


Skills Change Lives - Fostering Talent at Young Age

 
Convenor
Mr. Jeff Streeter
Director,
The British Council,
Hong Kong
 
Ms. Grace Suh
Vice President,
Education, Corporate Social Responsibility,
IBM Corporation,
United States of America
  
 
Ms. Low Khah Gek
Chief Executive Officer,
Institute of Technical Education,
Singapore
  
 
Mr. David Hoey
Chief Executive Officer,
WorldSkills International
Mr. John Morrison
Principal,
Lincoln University Technical College,
United Kingdom
Mr. Jerry Kwok
Principal,
Youth College (International),
Vocational Training Council,
Hong Kong


AI, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity…
Are Digital Skills Enough for Workplace?

 
 
Convenor
Mr. Tony Tai Chark-tong
Chairman,
Vocational Training Council,
Hong Kong
 
Ms. Sophia Leung
Managing Director,
Head of Governance,
Risk & Control for Cybersecurity &
Technology Controls and
Firmwide Technology Control Manager,
JP Morgan Chase,
Hong Kong
 
Mr. Thomas Leubner
Head of Global Learning and Education,
Siemens,
Germany
Mr. Ron Tam
Co-founder,
ClinicOne,
Hong Kong
Mr. Peter Liu
Managing Director
Asianet Consultants Limited


Reflection Session: Who's driving VPET 2020 and beyond?

 
Dr. Carrie Yau, GBS, JP
Executive Director,
Vocational Training Council,
Hong Kong
Mr. Robo Yeung
R&D Engineer,
ASM Pacific Technology Limited,
Hong Kong
Ms. Pearl So
WorldSkills Champions Trust -
Representative for Asia,
WorldSkills International

WEBCAST



EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

ABOUT US

Vision

To be the leading provider of vocational and professional education and training in the region.


Mission
  • To provide a valued choice to school leavers and working adults to acquire values, knowledge and skills for lifelong learning and enhanced employability.
  • To provide valued supports to industries for their manpower development.

Core Values
  • Integrity
  • Client-focused
  • Excellence
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Partnerships

Opportunities • Action • Success

Established in 1982, the Vocational Training Council (VTC) is the largest vocational and professional education and training provider in Hong Kong. VTC provides valuable credentials for some 200,000 students each year through a full range of pre-employment and in-service programmes with internationally recognised qualifications.

VTC draws strength from the number of Member Institutions, breadth of programmes and variety of accredited qualifications to provide a new world of OPPORTUNITIES to learners of all ages and abilities. Championing a teaching and learning approach that is practical, hands-on and outcome-based, our ultimate aim does not only centre on the acquisition of knowledge and skills, but equally on ACTION itself.

Our "think and do" approach cultivates the passions for learning while imparting the necessary skills and know-how for SUCCESS.

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