Dr Vincent Wong appointed to significant positions by the HKSAR and Finnish Governments MoreClose
Dr Vincent Wong, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty’s Academic Unit of Social Contexts and Policies of Education, has been appointed by invitation to two significant positions by the HKSAR and Finnish Governments.
The first position is as a member of the newly-established Steering Committee on Promotion of Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) and Qualifications Framework (QF) of the HKSAR Government, appointed by the Secretary for Education (SED). Some of the Committee’s duties are to advise the SED on the overall strategy to promote VPET, ways of fostering closer industrial partnerships as part of the Government’s VPET promotion measures, and the promotion of VPET and related programmes in secondary schools. The members of the Steering Committee are appointed by the Secretary for Education for a period of two years, from September 1, 2020, to August 31, 2022.
The second role is Special Researcher (Human Resources Management) on strategic leadership, administration and policy, appointed by the Ministry of Finance in Finland, one of most influential ministries in managing the civil administrative and economic affairs of the country. The role is to advise the Finnish Government on the cutting-edge policy, innovation, education and outstanding practices in strategic leadership and human resources management; policy and practice on enhancing the competence of government officials in various Ministries, including the Ministry of Education; designated innovative government agendas; and international links between the Finnish Government and Asian countries. Dr Wong is one of a small number of international policy experts invited and appointed by the Finnish Government, and the only Asian serving in this role.
Prior to this appointment as Special Researcher, Dr Wong has been invited to share his professional expertise by various governments and agencies, namely the National Human Resources Development Institute (South Korea), the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (Japan); the Queensland State Government (Australia); the Chinese Academy of Personnel Sciences (Mainland China); the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Russia) and the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (Belgium).
For details of the Steering Committee on Promotion of VPET and QF, please refer to the Government’s press release: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202009/01/P2020090100288.htm.