Promotion of Vocational and Professional Education and Training
Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) plays a pivotal role in broadening the learning opportunities for school leavers and in-service personnel, as well as nurturing the requisite human capital in support of Hong Kong's development. The Government has all along been committed to promoting VPET, and encourages young people to pursue education pathways and join industries that best suit their abilities and interests.
The Government has all along stressed the importance of VPET in sustaining social and economic development of Hong Kong. However, VPET is still not well understood by many students, parents and employers. In view of this, the Government has established the Task Force on Promotion of VPET in April 2018 to further enhance the promotion of VPET. Members of the Task Force comprise representatives of schools, parents and employers, as well as community service and labour sectors. The Task Force is tasked to advise the Government on how VPET can be better promoted through career and life planning education in secondary schools to cater for students' diverse abilities and interests, and how best to foster closer business-school collaboration.
The Task Force will also evaluate the implementation progress of the recommendations made by the Task Force on Promotion of Vocational Education in 2015. The Task Force issued a consultation document on 23 May 2019 to gauge the views of the public and stakeholders on the issues concerned and the consultation document can be downloaded at the following link.
The Task Force on Promotion of Vocational Education in 2015
The full report of the Task Force on Promotion of Vocational Education issued in 2015 and its highlights can be downloaded at the following websites: