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HKPC Academy and ZWIE Partner to Elevate TechEd

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A new partnership between HKPC Academy and Zhongshan Whampoa International Education (ZWIE) aims to revolutionise Technology Education (TechEd) in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA). Through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), both institutions are poised to elevate the landscape of TechEd by integrating Chinese cultural education with cutting-edge technological advancements. This partnership aims to gear young minds in the GBA towards TechEd while nurturing a new generation of innovative talent poised to meet the demands of the future.

Image Credits: HKPC, Press Release

At the core of this collaboration lies the commitment to organise a myriad of courses, seminars, and exhibitions tailored to enrich the TechEd experience within the GBA. Leveraging ZWIE’s extensive educational network and HKPC’s expertise in innovation and technology (I&T), the partnership endeavours to disseminate professional knowledge across the region, effectively nurturing a pool of skilled individuals primed to drive technological innovation forward.

The Academy, renowned for its dedication to fostering I&T talent, will spearhead a series of TechEd training programmes tailored for students and educators alike in the GBA. With the guidance of HKPC experts, these initiatives will delve into various technological domains such as aerospace technology, robotics, 3D printing, programming, and virtual reality (VR) technology. Furthermore, educators will be introduced to innovative educational technologies (EdTech) aimed at enhancing digital literacy and elevating the quality of education delivery within the region.

ZWIE is renowned for its emphasis on the integration of Chinese culture within education, ZWIE has been instrumental in pioneering innovative educational approaches that fuse traditional Chinese martial arts and medicine with modern pedagogical techniques. By collaborating with HKPC, ZWIE seeks to further integrate Chinese cultural elements into TechEd, offering unique learning experiences that blend ancient wisdom with modern technological marvels.

The Chief Innovation Officer of HKPC stated the importance of talent cultivation in driving I&T development. He emphasised HKPC’s commitment to collaborating with educational institutions and industry stakeholders to provide diverse TechEd programmes aimed at nurturing the next generation of I&T talent. Through this collaboration, he envisions creating numerous opportunities for students across the GBA to engage with I&T, thereby contributing significantly to the region’s development and the nation’s high-quality growth.

The Chairman of ZWIE highlighted the shared vision of talent cultivation and TechEd development between the two institutions. He believes that through this alliance, ZWIE and HKPC will play a pivotal role in fostering innovation and practical talent in the GBA, poised to meet the challenges of the new era.

In addition to technological education, the collaboration between HKPC and ZWIE recognises the importance of integrating art into STEAM education. By incorporating various activities and workshops focused on Chinese culture and traditional arts, the partnership aims to nurture students’ comprehensive abilities and deepen their understanding of the nation’s rich historical heritage. This holistic approach not only broadens horizons but also contributes to the nation’s development by fostering a well-rounded generation of individuals equipped to tackle the challenges of tomorrow’s world.

The anticipated growth of the Global EdTech Market is significant, expected to reach approximately US$549.6 Billion by 2033, up from US$146.0 Billion in 2023, with a projected Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.2% from 2024 to 2033.

EdTech, an abbreviation for Educational Technology, entails integrating technology into educational methodologies to enrich teaching and learning environments. It encompasses a broad spectrum of digital resources, platforms, and applications crafted to support educators, students, and administrators across diverse educational settings. EdTech endeavours to harness technology to enhance educational accessibility, personalise learning experiences, facilitate collaboration, and promote engagement.

The EdTech market encompasses the global education technology sector, focusing on creating technological innovations to enhance the learning journey. This sector includes a variety of online learning platforms, educational applications, and digital tools designed to streamline educational processes and enhance efficiency.

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