“Train the Trainer” VPET Pilot Scheme helps teachers and students plan for a better future
Vocational and professional education and training (VPET) has always been a key driver of workforce development in Hong Kong. The Government is committed to promoting VPET and enabling young people to acquire work skills for career progression in the new digital age. However, before grooming the next generation, it is important to offer trainings to the trainers, i.e. the teachers.
Entrusted by the Education Bureau, YWCA launches the External Consultancy Services for Secondary Schools on VPET. The scheme, the first of its kind, provides consultation for teachers and students from 10 secondary schools for two academic years, to strengthen teachers’ capacity in organising VPET-related activities and to enrich students’ learning experience and exposure to VPET on a holistic level. Online resources kit and consulting services are available to provide supports to teachers whenever needed.
Participants include class teachers, career guidance teachers, Form 3 to 5 students and their parents from the participating secondary schools. The pilot scheme will provide professional training on VPET for teachers, school-based workshops for parents to familiar themselves with up-to-date career development. Based on 8 carefully selected themes, including elderly care services, media and broadcasting, banking and finance etc., students will learn about the common practice and career progression in the selected industries, and understand the values and attitudes required to meet the challenges of the changing workplace environment through different workshops, visits and direct communication with current staff.