President of EfVET at the HKQF International Conference 2018

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President of EfVET, Prof. James Calleja, spoke at the EfVET Associate Member, Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (HKQF) International Conference held on 17th to 18th September.

Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (HKQF) – (Hong Kong)

The Education Bureau of Hong Kong SAR organised the conference together with Qualifications Framework Secretariat (QFS), an associate member of EfVET, as one of the major events in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the HKQF. The Conference was attended by over 400 representatives from around the world including government officials, qualifications framework (QF) and quality assurance experts, academics, professionals in vocational and professional education and training (VPET), employers, and practitioners.

QF in the Next Decade: Quality, Progression and Recognition

Support was received from the European Commission, the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Partnership, Quality and Qualifications Ireland and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, while the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) was the co-organiser. Under the theme “QF in the Next Decade: Quality, Progression and Recognition”, the Conference provides a platform for participants to explore global trends and issues including developing QFs, promoting dialogues among places with advanced QF systems, as well as examining the role of QFs in evolving vocational and education training systems.

After the Conference, Prof. James Calleja visited the STEM Education Centre of the Vocational Training Council (VTC) of Hong Kong with colleagues of QFS and Loukas Zahilas of CEDEFOP to share experience and exchange views on the use of technology to enhance learning.

Please visit the Conference website to see the pictures and presentations (available in early October)


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