Meeting at Hong Kong between Service HQ and the Vocational Training Council of Hong Kong

New Zealand training organisation ServiceIQ has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Vocational Training Council (VTC) of Hong Kong.

With over 250,000 students a year, VTC is the largest vocational and professional and training provider in Hong Kong.

“This agreement formally recognises the significant benefits that ServiceIQ can provide VTC in strengthening the provision of vocational and professional education and training in Hong Kong,” said ServiceIQ chief executive Dean Minchington.

Over the past two years, the two organisations worked together on a range of sharing sessions including New Zealand travelling to visit VTC.

The two companies have found common interest in on-the-job training and workplace assessment.

“We’re honoured to be working with VTC, which has been a vital part of Hong Kong’s success for 35 years. There is a strong alignment of their Vision and Mission to our own. VTC exists to provide a valued choice to school leavers and working adults to acquire values, knowledge and skills for lifelong learning and enhanced employability; and to provide valued support to industries for their manpower development. That matches the ServiceIQ purpose of growing smarter business through smarter people.” Michington said.

The benefits of the agreement are expected to run both ways. In the New Zealand service sector, 13 percent of employees were initially born in Asia, so both companies will look to explore other opportunities to work together in the broader Asian market.