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VTC International Development Office
International Collaborations
Inbound Visits
Visit by ILO Regional Office (2 March 2017)
Ms Tomoko Nishimoto is the Assistant Director-General of International Labour Organisation, a body with 187 member states all over the world, dedicated to set labour standards and policies to promote rights at work and decent employment.  She was invited to Hong Kong under ISD’s Sponsored Visitors Programme and, during her stay, the VTC was one of places arranged to be visited as we are providing vocational education and training leading to employment.  Ms Nishimoto was greeted and briefed by Deputy Executive Director Ms Josephine Kea before being shown around the training facilities and enjoying the meal at Chinese Culinary Institute served by students.
Visit by Kyushu University (1 March 2017)
Kyushu University (九州大學), located in Fukuoka, is among the top public universities in Japan with a long history and good reputation.  About five years ago, Kyushu University started to operate international undergraduate programmes, delivered in English.  Among these are programmes offered by their Department of Bioresource and Bioenvironment.  IDO, as the department to solicit potential networking opportunities, introduced the incoming representative from the University to the Applied Science Discipline at the latter’s base in IVE(Sha Tin).  Potential areas worth further exploring included articulation arrangement and short term student exchange for IVE students as Kyushu University was keen to broaden their collaborations in Hong Kong.
Visit by Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau (24 February 2017)
Osaka (大阪), Kyoto (京都), Hyogo (兵庫) and Nara (奈良) are neighbouring prefectures all located in the Kaisai region of Japan.  IDO welcomed a team of coordinators of school exchange activities from these four places on 24 February and organised a tour around the IVE(Haking Wong) campus for them.  The delegation highly recommended and shared some useful information about the cities and offered that, in case VTC students are considering to go to Kaisai for short term visits / exchanges involving these areas, they would be pleased to provide the required support.
Visit by Vice President Colorado Community College System (1 February 2017)
Referred by Dr Glenn Shive, Executive Director of the Hong Kong America Center, Dr Linda Bowman and her husband especially set aside some valuable time to visit the VTC while holidaying in Hong Kong.  Dr Bowman is both President of the Community College of Aurora and Vice President of the Colorado Community College System, with academic and student affairs under her purview.  Since it was the guests’ first visit to VTC, they were briefed about the Council in a nutshell and shown around the Hong Kong Design Institute’s facilities, including the Fashion Archive, Centre of Innovative Material and Technology and the Gallery to appreciate the exhibitions of contemporary artists!
Visit by Fashion Design Students from CPTTM (16 January 2017)
A group of Macao students studying fashion design at the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center (CPTTM) visited HKDI’s Department of Fashion and Image Design (FID) on 16 January.

CPTTM has been arranging annual visit to the VTC for their fashion design students  in recent years as a move to widen the students’ horizons.  The Macao students showed great interests when being guided around the Fashion Archive and showcase of HKDI students’ project.  They also visited the FID workshops and gained a better understanding about the entire production process of preparing for the final year projects by VTC graduates.