Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2008

Keywords

Vocational education and training, Strategic planning, Unfounded myths, Through‐train education, External accreditation

DOI

10.1080/13639080801957246

Abstract

As elsewhere, vocational education and training (VET) has a poor image in Hong Kong. To remove the stigma, the Vocational Training Council of Hong Kong embarked on pro‐active strategic planning to make it more relevant and cost‐effective, exposed long and widely held myths that VET is for dullards which leads only to low‐paid and low‐status jobs, provided a through‐train education system to ensure that VET is no longer an educational cul‐de‐sac, and sought external accreditation aggressively. Though it is early days, there is strong evidence that these strategies have worked.

Source Publication

Journal of Education and Work

Volume Number

21

Issue Number

1

ISSN

1363-9080

First Page

25

Last Page

40