VPETCity has been launched!

In Webline Issue June 2018, the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) Project “Development of Effective Pedagogical Practices and a Cross-institutional Online Sharing Platform for Hong Kong's Vocational Education and Training (VET)” jointly held by Vocational Training Council (VTC), The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK), Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE) and Caritas Bianchi College of Careers (CBCC) was introduced. We are very proud to announce that the major project deliverable, VPETCity was formally launched on 24 August 2018 at Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI).

The Launching Ceremony was officiated by Mrs Ingrid Yeung, Permanent Secretary for Education of the HKSAR Government. In the welcome address, Mrs Carrie Yau, Executive Director of VTC said, “The newly launched VPETCity is Hong Kong's first cross-institutional online learning and teaching platform for Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) and open educational resources. With this online platform in place, teachers, learners and industry practitioners can co-develop, share and exchange learning and teaching materials and teaching practices anytime, anywhere, taking VPET learning to the next level.” The occasion was also graced by Mr Wilfred Wong, Chairman of Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund Steering Committee of Education Bureau (EDB); Dr Eva Tsang, Director of Educational Technology and Publishing Unit of OUHK; Professor Annie Bligh, Provost of CIHE and CBCC; and Dr Eric Liu, Chairman of Project Committee of VPETCity and Deputy Executive Director of VTC. 

What's in VPETCity?

In VPETCity you could find the Teaching and Learning Packages (TLPs) exemplars of four programme areas, including Hotel and Catering, Health Care and Community Services, Business and Management, and Servicing. These TLPs cover teaching topics of hotel front office operations, meat hygiene and food inspection, and dispensing practice. There are innovative teaching materials such as videos, interactive games and quizzes to enhance the motivation and interactions in learning and teaching. In addition, other resources in VPETCity including Mentoring Guides and Training Programme Resources are also available for public's access. 

Key Features of TLPs in VPETCity

To experience the innovative learning and teaching in VPET, sign up now at VPETCity