Task Force on Promotion of VPET
Task Force on Promotion of Vocational Education in 2014
The Government has set up a Task Force on Promotion of Vocational Education in 2014 to raise the public awareness towards vocational education and recognition of its value. The Task Force has made 27 recommendations in July 2015 and the Government is actively following up on the implementation of these recommendations.
The Task Force’s report and its highlights could be downloaded at Report of the Task Force on Promotion of Vocational Education.pdf and The Report of the Task Force on Promotion of Vocational Education - Highlights.pdf respectively.
Task Force on Promotion of VPET in 2018
In the 2017 Policy Address, the Chief Executive has announced that the Government needs to carry out in-depth reviews on eight key areas of education under the principles of “Led by Professionals” and “Listening to Views Directly”. VPET is among one of the eight areas.
The Government announced on 13 April 2018 the establishment of the Task Force on Promotion of VPET. The new Task Force will evaluate the implementation progress of the recommendations made by the Task Force on Promotion of Vocational Education in 2015, and advise the Secretary for Education on how VPET can be better promoted in the career and life planning education in secondary schools to cater for students' diverse abilities and interests, and how to foster closer business-school collaboration through the Business-School Partnership Programme to meet the manpower needs of Hong Kong. The new Task Force will also make recommendations on other VPET promotion measures. It is expected to submit its recommendations in about a year's time. For details, please refer to the relevant press release.