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Understanding multiple pathways at a glance (with photos)
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     ‚ÄčOrganised by the Education Bureau (EDB), the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2023 (Info Expo) is being held from 10am to 6pm today and tomorrow (May 19 and 20) at Rotunda 2 of the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre. Latest information on multiple pathways will be provided for senior secondary school students, parents and teachers with a view to better preparing students to plan for further studies and career paths. 

     A spokesperson for the EDB said that for the 2023/24 academic year, it is estimated that there are about 45 500 full-time locally-accredited post-secondary places provided by various institutions, comprising about 22 600 undergraduate places and about 22 900 sub-degree places. Some institutions also provide Diploma of Applied Education (DAE) and other programmes. Hence, there will be sufficient places for eligible students to pursue their further studies in Hong Kong.

     With the parallel development of the self-financing and publicly-funded post-secondary education sectors, the Government has all along been committed to providing quality, flexible and diversified study pathways with multiple entry and exit points for secondary school graduates. Apart from undergraduate programmes, there is a wide range of articulation opportunities available, such as sub-degree (including Higher Diploma and Associate Degree) programmes and DAE programmes, to cater for students with different interests and abilities. Through the strategy of fostering industry-institution collaboration and diversified development, the Government has also been proactively promoting vocational and professional education and training (VPET) as a pathway parallel to conventional academic education. More students are expected to benefit from relevant enhancement measures, including the expansion of the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors and the introduction of more applied degree programmes.

     The opening ceremony of the Info Expo was officiated by the Chairman of the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education (CSPE), Professor Anthony Cheung, with CSPE members and representatives of self-financing post-secondary institutions and relevant organisations in attendance. There are around 30 exhibition booths at the Info Expo providing information on locally-accredited post-secondary programmes (including programmes eligible for government subsidy schemes, VPET programmes and applied degree programmes), DAE programmes, as well as relevant online platforms such as the Information Portal for Accredited Post-secondary Programmes, the Electronic Advance Application System for Post-secondary Programmes, the Concourse for Self-financing Post-secondary Education, and the Qualifications Framework. 

     There are also talks on various programmes, preparation and strategies for articulation to post-secondary education, and experience sharing by post-secondary students. Hok Yau Club, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and the Hong Kong Young Women's Christian Association will offer career guidance services on the spot.

     Admission is free for the two-day Info Expo and prior registration is not required. Secondary school students, especially current graduates, parents and teachers are all welcome to participate.

     For details of the Info Expo, please visit the event website (www.cspe.edu.hk/en/Resources-CareerGuidance-MultiplePathwaysExpo.html). 
 
Ends/Friday, May 19, 2023
Issued at HKT 12:57
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The Chairman of the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education, Professor Anthony Cheung, today (May 19) delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2023.
The Education Bureau is holding the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2023 today and tomorrow (May 19 and 20) at the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre. Photo shows members of the public visiting the exhibition booths to acquire information on further studies and career pathways.