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KSQA visits HKCAAVQ and key operators in Hong Kong

27 Mar 2019 - 28 Mar 2019

The KSQA delegation was welcomed at a dinner hosted by HKCAAVQ, which was attended by representatives from the Education Bureau, Qualifications Framework Secretariat, Employees Retraining Board, Hong Kong Police College and the MTR Academy.

Group photo featuring the KSQA delegation and HKCAAVQ representatives, led by Executive Director Mr Albert Chow, after the meeting on 27 March, 2019.

Group photo featuring the KSQA delegation and QFS representatives, led by General Manager Mr Steve Lai, after the meeting on 27 March, 2019.

Group photo featuring the KSQA delegation and ERB representatives, led by Executive Director Mr Byron Ng, after the meeting on 27 March, 2019.

Group photo featuring the KSQA delegation and the Hong Kong Police College representatives, led by Deputy Director Dr Chiu Sau-mee, which took place on 28 March, 2019.

Group photo featuring the KSQA delegation and MTR Academy representatives, led by Deputy Dean Mr Mark Ho, on 28 March, 2019.

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A delegation from the Korean Skills Quality Authority  (KSQA) visited Hong Kong on 27 – 28 March 2019, following an initial meeting conducted in Seoul, South Korea in December 2018. Led by Dr Moonsu Lee, President of KSQA, the delegation met with HKCAAVQ Executive Director Mr Albert Chow and his colleagues. Both KSQA and HKCAAVQ exchanged ideas on various aspects regarding accreditation models and approaches, monitoring of quality and continuous improvement of vocational and professional education and training (VPET) in both jurisdictions, as well as the engagement of specialists in accreditation work. Taking the opportunity, HKCAAVQ Council Chairman Ir Dr Alex Chan also hosted an official function introducing to the KSQA delegation the representatives from the Education Bureau, the Qualifications Framework Secretariat and a number of key stakeholders in the VPET sector of Hong Kong, i.e. Employees Retraining Board (ERB), the MTR Academy, and the Hong Kong Police College.

During the 2-day period, the KSQA delegation visited the office of the Qualifications Framework Secretariat (QFS) and met with General Manager Mr Steve Lai and colleagues of QFS. The QFS representatives gave an introduction to the structure and features of Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (HKQF) and shared about the experiences and outcomes in conducting referencing studies with the QFs in other jurisdictions and the impacts on the education and training in Hong Kong. Both KSQA and QFS also exchanged insights into the formulation and implementation of competencies specification in various industries.  

KSQA representatives then visited the Employees Retraining Board (ERB) and met with Executive Director, Mr Byron Ng, together with the senior management of ERB.  ERB representatives gave an overview of ERB’s scope of work and engagement with relevant stakeholders in the training and upskilling of local workforce as well as the latest developments in the Hong Kong labour market. Thorough discussions then took place between KSQA and ERB on the latest trends of the manpower demands and skills training, and the development of the Korean national competency standards for the VET programmes.

Led by Deputy Director Dr Chiu Sau-mee, representatives of the Hong Kong Police College received the KSQA delegation.  Hong Kong Police College’s representatives gave an introduction to the KSQA delegation about the mission and vision as well as the strategic directions of the trainings at the Hong Kong Police College, and how the design and delivery of professional training and related accreditation efforts evolve over time. Dr Chiu and her colleagues also highlighted the key milestones achieved for the training of the force and their recognition in recent years. The Hong Kong Police Force has recently been awarded the Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Award, in recognition of its effort in promoting Knowledge Management.

The KSQA delegation also took the opportunity to meet with representatives from the MTR Academy, to gain thorough understanding of the experiences in establishing and operating a corporate academy aimed at providing specialised training, not only for the corporation but also for the industry in and outside Hong Kong. During the meeting, Mr Mark Ho, Deputy Dean of the MTR Academy, and his colleague highlighted the organisational objectives, strategies and approaches behind the establishment of the Academy and subsequent developments of the range of training provisions, on-going engagement with local and international stakeholders and the framework for the quality assurance of its programmes.

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