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[ News ]  Worlddidac Asia 2015 - 2015-03-20
Worlddidac Asia 2015, held at the AsiaWorld Expo on 18-20 March 2015, was an exhibition of the latest educational technologies.  Co-located with the exhibition were the leading international forums on education in Asia.  VTC’s Executive Director, Dr Carrie Yau, was invited to sit on its Advisory Board of this international event.  In addition, VTC’s other involvements were substantial as mentioned below.
 
First and foremost, Chairman Dr Clement Chen and Dr Carrie Yau were speaker and panel chair respectively at the Asia Education Leaders Forum, to share their views on vocational education development in Hong Kong with education leaders and experts worldwide.  At the Skills for the Future Showcase, we had the solar-powered car SOPHIE on display, the badminton-playing robot Robocon in action, and a mini Mechatronics skills contest in progress among China, Macao, Taiwan and Hong Kong competitors, all supported by the IVE Engineering team.  In the other corner, VTC had a booth at the School Showcase area, demonstrating the achievements of our students.  Other involvements by the VTC included contribution of student artworks for the Project Art Wall charity sales and provision of over 100 student helpers to provide diversified supports throughout the whole event.

In total , approximately 1,400 VTC staff and students participated and benefited in this 3-day event, through the organised visits, attending the forums delivered by many renowned speakers and the networking opportunities offered by this international platform.  


VTC Chairman Dr Clement Chen shared Hong Kong experience on vocational education and training development with international education leaders and experts.
VTC Chairman Dr Clement Chen shared Hong Kong experience on vocational education and training development with international education leaders and experts.

Meeting with Renowned Speakers in the Forums
Meeting with renowned speakers in the forums
(from left to right : Dr Carrie Yau (Executive Director of VTC), Mr Preecha Chen (Director, Worlddidac Asia Secretariat Office), Ms Julia Gillard (Former Prime Minister of Australia), Prof Wassilios E. Fthenakis (President, Worlddidac Association), Dr Clement Chen (Chairman of VTC))

VTC students’ outstanding works were demonstrated at VTC’s Showcase booth.
VTC students’ outstanding works were demonstrated at VTC’s Showcase booth.


Visitors could try to be the pilot of SOPHIE.