In response to the Chief Executive’s 2014 Policy Address on the importance of vocational education stressing “mainstream education is not a straightjacket that fits all young people as everyone has his or her own interests and abilities.
The Department of Child Education and Community Services (CECS) of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education set up a “Social Worker Training Laboratory” for “Higher Diploma in Social Work programme” of “Social Work Skills Training Workshop” at Sha Tin Campus in 2012.
The rapid advancement of information communication technology and the popularity of mobile devices (smartphones, iPads and tablets etc.) and flexible technologies (WiFi, online and web-based networking) ease the accessibility to information.
Internationally, Germany’s vocational education and training is considered as a successful model, largely because of the Dual System, which leads to high-quality vocational qualifications and enables smooth education-to-work transitions.