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1957
1957
Hong Kong College of Technology (HKCT) was established. It was named as Mong Kok Workers' Night School at the time and was the first non-subvented workers' school in Hong Kong.
1960
1960
The rapid development of manufacturing industry in Hong Kong was envisioned, Mong Kok Workers' Night School therefore launched the three pillar training classes, namely "Turning Lathe Repair", "Electrical Works" and "Car Repairing", to enable workers to master related technical skills.
1978
1978
From 1970s, young workers were getting to aware of the importance of education level so the demands on part-time training courses increased rapidly. Mong Kok Workers' Night School then started to run Secondary 1 to 3 courses, and planned to run S.4 and S.5 courses within a three-year period. It marked a milestone of the College for its commencement of the Secondary Education.
1979
1979
Coping with the ever-changing technology and society's demand on professional training, Mong Kok Workers' Night School held the first preparatory course for an overseas professional examination - Telecommunication Technician Course. Upon completion, students could take the radio telecommunication technician examination held by the City & Guilds of London College, which was an internationally recognised qualification. It offered an alternative pathway for students who could not perform well in the HKCEE.
1986
1986
The School expanded its scope in offering professional examination preparatory courses, such as Company Secretary, Electrical Engineering, Bookkeeping and Accounting, Computing and English, ranging from matriculation to bachelor's degree level. Those courses are designed with multiple entry points which could facilitate people with different academic background to attain a professional qualification or a university degree. It can be regarded as the earliest "Qualifications Framework" in Hong Kong.
1987
1987
With the changing education needs from foundational and cultural knowledge to professional qualifications in different times, Mong Kok Workers' Night School was officially renamed as Hong Kong College of Technology (HKCT) to reflect its nature.
1990
1990
"Information Service Centre of Professional Studies (ISCOPS)" was established. It offered free information and consultation service on professional and public examinations to the public. And facilitated people to seek the most suitable alternative learning progression pathway.
1992
1992-1
HKCT was commissioned by the Hong Kong Government’s Provisional Retraining Fund Board (the former "Employees Retraining Board") as the only non-subsidised institution to run the retraining courses. The first retraining course was Chinese Data Input Training. Besides skills training, HKCT is also a pioneer to provide professional psychology counselling services by social workers to the students.
1992-2
HKCT became one of the first-batch retraining institutions when the Employees Retraining Board was established.
1993
1993-1
Taking into the account of the reunification of Hong Kong with China, HKCT cooperated with several Mainland colleges and organisations to run China recognised courses to nurture talents for both Hong Kong and China.
1993-2
Authorised by the State Education Commission in China, HKCT was the only organisation to run "Self-taught Higher Education Exams". Residents in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and also the overseas Chinese could obtain a qualification equivalent to Bachelor Degree in Universities in China through this examination.
1996
1996-1
Sai Yeung Choi Street Campus was officially opened, offered full-time diploma programmes for S.5 or S.7 graduates.
1996-2
The School of Higher Education was established. It offered Degree and Master's programmes in collaboration with overseas institutes which provided a comprehensive progression pathway for students to tertiary studies.
1996-3
The retraining courses provided by HKCT have received an overwhelming response. A new training centre in Argyle Street was opened to cater the annual intake of 5,000 students.
1997
1997
A non-subsidised Retraining Resource Centre that had been established by HKCT was recognised and subsidised by ERB as the only resource centre at the time.
2001
2001
Aligning with the Government policy of expanding the number of quota for post-secondary education in year 2000, HKCT determined to develop post-secondary education and launched the first batch of governmental approved higher diploma programmes.
2002
2002
Along with the transformation to a post-secondary institution, HKCT redesigned its logo with new elements: an upward arrow and bright orange colour to represent its energetic and rising image. And the slogan "Driven by Aspiration, Committed to Excellence" was launched.
2003
2003
Commissioned by The Education and Manpower Bureau, HKCT Adult Education Centre was set up and started to operate the adult education courses including Evening Secondary School Courses, English Courses and Adult Foundation Education Courses in 19 districts in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.
2005
2005-1
HKCT Metropolis Campus was opened to cater for the increasing number of full-time students. It provided a better learning environment for students at the time.
2005-2
Echoing the newly launched "Qualifications Framework", HKCT introduced a unique "Associate Diploma" recognised by the Hong Kong Government. Its qualification was equivalent to five passes at HKCEE, with the aim to let students who did not performed well in HKCEE could continue their study and be articulated to Higher Diploma programmes.
2005-3
Commissioned again by the Education and Manpower Bureau, HKCT extended the adult education courses to locations in New Territories. The College was the only education institution at the time to run adult evening secondary courses appointed by the Government. It was a recognition to prove the achievement of HKCT further education.
2005-4
HKCT and ISCOPS were appointed as the secretariat of The Council of Hong Kong Professional Associations (COPA). The council was comprised of professional bodies and professionals from different sectors in Hong Kong. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars and exchange tours were organised to promote exchanges and collaborations between professional bodies in Hong Kong and China.
2006
2006
The first "Youth Singing Contest" (renamed as "Inter-Secondary School Singing Contest afterward) was held. It provided a platform for youth to unleash their singing talents. The contest became an annual significant event among secondary schools with increasing number of participants enrolled each year.
2007
2007
The College marked its 50 anniversary. The celebration slogan "Excel Towards Becoming a Tertiary Institution” showed its strong determination in developing tertiary education to nurture talents in Hong Kong.
2008
2008-1
Hong Kong Government emphasised education development and launched the new 3-3-4 Senior Secondary Education scheme, Causeway Bay Campus was officially opened to cater for the steady rising number of HKCT sub-degree students.
2008-2
A 1.65 million funding from "Quality Enhancement Grant Scheme" by Education Bureau was successfully sought to set up the first Language Centre at Causeway Bay Campus. The centre provided quality services and resources in boosting students' interests in language learning.
2009-2010
2009
The Government granted HKCT a campus in Ma On Shan which became the first independent campus for Higher Education for the College. It was later given 6.8 million-dollar donation by Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for renovation. The generous support contributed to the provision of a better learning environment and facilities for HKCT students. The campus was launched in 2010 and named as "HKCT Jockey Club Ma On Shan Campus".
2010
2010
HKCT’s educational visions and missions had been recognised by Wai Yin Association which donated 1.4 million for the college to renovate Ho Man Tin's campus. The campus was named after as “Hong Kong College of Technology Wai Yin Association Post-Secondary Education Institution” as an acknowledgement of the generous support which helped the college to make a better learning environment and facilities for students of Yi Jin Diploma and Associate diploma programmes.
2011
2011-1
“HKCT college of Social Science” was set up for promoting social science research and discussion on social issues. Mr Leung Chun-ying & Henry Tang Ying-yen were invited as the guest speakers of the first talk series that was about Hong Kong housing issues titled "The Outlook of Hong Kong Housing Policy". It was also the first time for the two to discuss housing policy in Hong Kong which became a hot topic at the time.
2011-2
The first Doctoral programme was launched. This marked another new level of academic position for HKCT.
2012
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To match the new Senior Secondary Education scheme and double-class year, HKCT launched a Diploma for Tertiary Studies to provide another option for students who might not perform well in HKDSE. Graduates with this Diploma were eligible to be articulated to Higher Diploma.
2012
The Man Fuk Road Campus was opened in September 2012. The campus was equipped with special rooms to cater different programmes' needs, such as Art Studio, Cisco Lab, Mac Lab, Computer Server Rooms, Language Centre and Basketball Court.
2013
2013
Another campus in Ma On Shan was allocated by Education Bureau to provide degree and higher education programmes. The new campus was opened in 2015.
2014
2014-1
The registration of HKCT college of Higher Education (CTIHE) was approved under the Post-Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap.320). CTIHE iss one of the twenty tertiary institutions eligible to award degrees in Hong Kong.
2014-2
Received another generous donations of HK$44.8 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for the renovation of the new MOS campus and the development of "HKCT Jockey Club Service Learning Project", HKCT named after the new campus and its core building as HKCT Jockey Club Undergraduate Campus (MUC), and "HKCT Jockey Club Tower" respectively as sincere gratitude and acknowledgement.
2014-3
HKCT college of Higher Education (CTIHE) was officially established with a focus on disciplines related to Social Sciences. The first-ever degree programme titled the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Social Development Studies was also an unique programme in Hong Kong at the time.
2015
2015-1
The fundraising campaign "CT Hunt cum HKCT Undergraduate Campus Advancement Project kick-off Ceremony" was held. The event aimed to raise donation for supporting long-term campus development which favours students' learning and campus environment.
2015-2
HKCT Jockey Club Undergraduate Campus was officially put into service, which marked an important milestone for HKCT. The new undergraduate campus and the original "HKCT Jockey Club Ma On Shan Campus" are closely located (2- to 3-minute walk) that formed the special HKCT "Twin Campuses". The Campuses provided a wide variety of facilities for professional teaching and learning, including Mock-up Cabin, Mock-up Hotel Room, Fitness Centre, Food and Beverage Training Centre, Professional Studio, Digital Creation Lab, Auditorium, Language Centre, Student Centre and Computer Centre.
2016
2016
The college marked its 60th anniversary. The celebration slogan “HKCT VPET for 60 years" highlighted its achievement in vocational and professional education and training (VPET) in Hong Kong which has been serving as an alternative pathway for numerous students and making real contribution to our society. In the future, HKCT aspires to be a University of Professional Education and Development.
1957
logo-1957
1957
Hong Kong College of Technology (HKCT) was established. It was named as Mong Kok Workers' Night School at the time and was the first non-subvented workers' school in Hong Kong.
1960
1960
The rapid development of manufacturing industry in Hong Kong was envisioned, Mong Kok Workers' Night School therefore launched the three pillar training classes, namely "Turning Lathe Repair", "Electrical Works" and "Car Repairing", to enable workers to master related technical skills.
1978
1978
From 1970s, young workers were getting to aware of the importance of education level so the demands on part-time training courses increased rapidly. Mong Kok Workers' Night School then started to run Secondary 1 to 3 courses, and planned to run S.4 and S.5 courses within a three-year period. It marked a milestone of the College for its commencement of the Secondary Education.
1979
logo-1979
1979
Coping with the ever-changing technology and society's demand on professional training, Mong Kok Workers' Night School held the first preparatory course for an overseas professional examination - Telecommunication Technician Course. Upon completion, students could take the radio telecommunication technician examination held by the City & Guilds of London College, which was an internationally recognised qualification. It offered an alternative pathway for students who could not perform well in the HKCEE.
1986
1986
The School expanded its scope in offering professional examination preparatory courses, such as Company Secretary, Electrical Engineering, Bookkeeping and Accounting, Computing and English, ranging from matriculation to bachelor's degree level. Those courses are designed with multiple entry points which could facilitate people with different academic background to attain a professional qualification or a university degree. It can be regarded as the earliest "Qualifications Framework" in Hong Kong.
1987
logo-1987
1987
With the changing education needs from foundational and cultural knowledge to professional qualifications in different times, Mong Kok Workers' Night School was officially renamed as Hong Kong College of Technology (HKCT) to reflect its nature.
1990
1990
"Information Service Centre of Professional Studies (ISCOPS)" was established. It offered free information and consultation service on professional and public examinations to the public. And facilitated people to seek the most suitable alternative learning progression pathway.
1992
1992-1
HKCT was commissioned by the Hong Kong Government’s Provisional Retraining Fund Board (the former "Employees Retraining Board") as the only non-subsidised institution to run the retraining courses. The first retraining course was Chinese Data Input Training. Besides skills training, HKCT is also a pioneer to provide professional psychology counselling services by social workers to the students.
1992-2
HKCT became one of the first-batch retraining institutions when the Employees Retraining Board was established.
1993
1993-1
Taking into the account of the reunification of Hong Kong with China, HKCT cooperated with several Mainland colleges and organisations to run China recognised courses to nurture talents for both Hong Kong and China.
1993-2
Authorised by the State Education Commission in China, HKCT was the only organisation to run "Self-taught Higher Education Exams". Residents in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and also the overseas Chinese could obtain a qualification equivalent to Bachelor Degree in Universities in China through this examination.
1996
1996-1
Sai Yeung Choi Street Campus was officially opened, offered full-time diploma programmes for S.5 or S.7 graduates.
1996-2
The School of Higher Education was established. It offered Degree and Master's programmes in collaboration with overseas institutes which provided a comprehensive progression pathway for students to tertiary studies.
1996-3
The retraining courses provided by HKCT have received an overwhelming response. A new training centre in Argyle Street was opened to cater the annual intake of 5,000 students.
1997
1997
A non-subsidised Retraining Resource Centre that had been established by HKCT was recognised and subsidised by ERB as the only resource centre at the time.
2001
2001
Aligning with the Government policy of expanding the number of quota for post-secondary education in year 2000, HKCT determined to develop post-secondary education and launched the first batch of governmental approved higher diploma programmes.
2002
logo-2002
2002
Along with the transformation to a post-secondary institution, HKCT redesigned its logo with new elements: an upward arrow and bright orange colour to represent its energetic and rising image. And the slogan "Driven by Aspiration, Committed to Excellence" was launched.
2003
2003
Commissioned by The Education and Manpower Bureau, HKCT Adult Education Centre was set up and started to operate the adult education courses including Evening Secondary School Courses, English Courses and Adult Foundation Education Courses in 19 districts in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island.
2005
2005-1
HKCT Metropolis Campus was opened to cater for the increasing number of full-time students. It provided a better learning environment for students at the time.
2005-2
Echoing the newly launched "Qualifications Framework", HKCT introduced a unique "Associate Diploma" recognised by the Hong Kong Government. Its qualification was equivalent to five passes at HKCEE, with the aim to let students who did not performed well in HKCEE could continue their study and be articulated to Higher Diploma programmes.
2005-3
Commissioned again by the Education and Manpower Bureau, HKCT extended the adult education courses to locations in New Territories. The College was the only education institution at the time to run adult evening secondary courses appointed by the Government. It was a recognition to prove the achievement of HKCT further education.
2005-4
HKCT and ISCOPS were appointed as the secretariat of The Council of Hong Kong Professional Associations (COPA). The council was comprised of professional bodies and professionals from different sectors in Hong Kong. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars and exchange tours were organised to promote exchanges and collaborations between professional bodies in Hong Kong and China.
2006
2006
The first "Youth Singing Contest" (renamed as "Inter-Secondary School Singing Contest afterward) was held. It provided a platform for youth to unleash their singing talents. The contest became an annual significant event among secondary schools with increasing number of participants enrolled each year.
2007
2007
The College marked its 50 anniversary. The celebration slogan "Excel Towards Becoming a Tertiary Institution” showed its strong determination in developing tertiary education to nurture talents in Hong Kong.
2008
2008-1
Hong Kong Government emphasised education development and launched the new 3-3-4 Senior Secondary Education scheme, Causeway Bay Campus was officially opened to cater for the steady rising number of HKCT sub-degree students.
2008-2
A 1.65 million funding from "Quality Enhancement Grant Scheme" by Education Bureau was successfully sought to set up the first Language Centre at Causeway Bay Campus. The centre provided quality services and resources in boosting students' interests in language learning.
2009-2010
2009
The Government granted HKCT a campus in Ma On Shan which became the first independent campus for Higher Education for the College. It was later given 6.8 million-dollar donation by Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for renovation. The generous support contributed to the provision of a better learning environment and facilities for HKCT students. The campus was launched in 2010 and named as "HKCT Jockey Club Ma On Shan Campus".
2010
2010
HKCT’s educational visions and missions had been recognised by Wai Yin Association which donated 1.4 million for the college to renovate Ho Man Tin's campus. The campus was named after as “Hong Kong College of Technology Wai Yin Association Post-Secondary Education Institution” as an acknowledgement of the generous support which helped the college to make a better learning environment and facilities for students of Yi Jin Diploma and Associate diploma programmes.
2011
2011-1
“HKCT college of Social Science” was set up for promoting social science research and discussion on social issues. Mr Leung Chun-ying & Henry Tang Ying-yen were invited as the guest speakers of the first talk series that was about Hong Kong housing issues titled "The Outlook of Hong Kong Housing Policy". It was also the first time for the two to discuss housing policy in Hong Kong which became a hot topic at the time.
2011-2
The first Doctoral programme was launched. This marked another new level of academic position for HKCT.
2012
32a_2012
To match the new Senior Secondary Education scheme and double-class year, HKCT launched a Diploma for Tertiary Studies to provide another option for students who might not perform well in HKDSE. Graduates with this Diploma were eligible to be articulated to Higher Diploma.
2012
The Man Fuk Road Campus was opened in September 2012. The campus was equipped with special rooms to cater different programmes' needs, such as Art Studio, Cisco Lab, Mac Lab, Computer Server Rooms, Language Centre and Basketball Court.
2013
2013
Another campus in Ma On Shan was allocated by Education Bureau to provide degree and higher education programmes. The new campus was opened in 2015.
2014
logo-2014
2014-1
The registration of HKCT college of Higher Education (CTIHE) was approved under the Post-Secondary Colleges Ordinance (Cap.320). CTIHE iss one of the twenty tertiary institutions eligible to award degrees in Hong Kong.
2014-2
Received another generous donations of HK$44.8 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for the renovation of the new MOS campus and the development of "HKCT Jockey Club Service Learning Project", HKCT named after the new campus and its core building as HKCT Jockey Club Undergraduate Campus (MUC), and "HKCT Jockey Club Tower" respectively as sincere gratitude and acknowledgement.
2014-3
HKCT college of Higher Education (CTIHE) was officially established with a focus on disciplines related to Social Sciences. The first-ever degree programme titled the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Social Development Studies was also an unique programme in Hong Kong at the time.
2015
2015-1
The fundraising campaign "CT Hunt cum HKCT Undergraduate Campus Advancement Project kick-off Ceremony" was held. The event aimed to raise donation for supporting long-term campus development which favours students' learning and campus environment.
2015-2
HKCT Jockey Club Undergraduate Campus was officially put into service, which marked an important milestone for HKCT. The new undergraduate campus and the original "HKCT Jockey Club Ma On Shan Campus" are closely located (2- to 3-minute walk) that formed the special HKCT "Twin Campuses". The Campuses provided a wide variety of facilities for professional teaching and learning, including Mock-up Cabin, Mock-up Hotel Room, Fitness Centre, Food and Beverage Training Centre, Professional Studio, Digital Creation Lab, Auditorium, Language Centre, Student Centre and Computer Centre.
2016
logo-2016
2016
The college marked its 60th anniversary. The celebration slogan “HKCT VPET for 60 years" highlighted its achievement in vocational and professional education and training (VPET) in Hong Kong which has been serving as an alternative pathway for numerous students and making real contribution to our society. In the future, HKCT aspires to be a University of Professional Education and Development.
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