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Promoting Career Progression

77.    Vocational and academic qualifications are equally important for personal development.  The Government launched the Qualifications Framework (QF) in 2008, embracing qualifications in the academic, vocational and continuing education sectors and establishing flexible learning pathways with multiple entry and exit points.  Industry Training Advisory Committees (ITACs) are set up under the QF to develop the Specifications of Competency Standards (SCSs), and to promote and implement the QF within the industry.  The QF also provides a platform to facilitate the development of diverse pathways for career progression, and practitioners can receive recognition at various levels based on their prior practice and experience.

78.    To further enhance the knowledge and skills of workers in the industries, and their competitiveness in the labour market, I propose to allocate $10 million per year to support ITACs to launch new initiatives.  These include:

(a) introducing award schemes for outstanding practitioners to engage in learning activities in different places around the world;
(b) designing SCS-based training programmes and package that meet the needs of the industries; and
(c) stepping up promotion and publicity of the QF for its wider acceptance among all sectors.

So far, 19 industries have set up their ITACs, covering 46 per cent of the local workforce.



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