Hong Kong cruise industry steps up youth development efforts with MoU

In view of the growing demand for talent in the fast-expanding global cruise and yacht industry, Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA) and the Vocational Training Council (VTC) signed an MoU to equip students with the requisite knowledge and skills for the industry.

Kara Yeung, HKCYIA executive director, said: “The Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge are expected to help boost cruise and yacht travel as well as economic development.

Back row: (From left) VTC’s Shiu Chi-yung, and Eric Liu; Undersecretary for Commerce and Economic Development Bernard Chan; China Cruise & Yacht Industry Association’s Zheng Wei-hang; Shanghai Maritime University Asia Cruise Academy’s Gary Cheng; and Worldwide Cruise Terminals’ Jeff Bend. Front row: (From left) VTC’s Mak Chiu-ki; and HKCYIA’s Kara Yeung

“The collaboration between HKCYIA and VTC is aimed at advancing the long-term development of the Hong Kong cruise and yacht industry through promoting youth training for careers in the industry.”

Eric Liu, VTC deputy executive director, commented that VTC is keen to provide “flexible study pathways” and promote lifelong learning so as to encourage career development and advancement, grooming a new generation of industry professionals.

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