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VTC International Development Office
Staff Development
FY 2014-15
In FY 2014-15, over ten applications have been approved under the Visiting Fellows / Scholars (VF) Funding Scheme.  The scope of activities covered was rather wide in terms of varieties and operational units, irrespective of level.  All the professionals invited, be they from academic or industrial circles, were experts in their respective fields!
 
For example, Professor Dr Ursula Renold, ex Director-General of the Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology and specialist of the vocational education system in Switzerland, hosted a seminar/workshop on TVET system for VTC staff
 
 
 
Other prominent visiting fellows included those specialised in apprenticeship, special education needs, Bordeaux wine, Italian cuisine, body building and fitness, vocational education in Japan and even robocon.  They brought with them insightful experience to VTC staff and students, which served to broaden their global exposure not confined to books.  


Prof. Paul Bailes, Emeritus Professor of Computer Science of University of Queensland, delivered seminars in software system developments to IVE students in six campuses.


HoSTS students learnt from Prof. Kuo Jip, Director of International Personal Trainers and Fitness Academy how to provide physical training for the elderly.


Ms Adelaide Michelini, Principal Instructor of a famous Italian culinary institute Gambero Rosso, instructed our students in preparing Italian cuisine.