Jockey Club Multiple Pathways Initiative CLAP-TECH Pathway
WHAT CLAP-TECH PATHWAY IS ALL ABOUT
The CLAP-TECH Pathway (“CLAP-TECH”) is funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust as part of the Jockey Club Multiple Pathways Initiative. A tripartite partnership between secondary schools, industry partners and the Hong Kong Baptist University, the project equips students with valuable skills, competencies and work ethics via non-traditional education pathways, enabling them to take on “new collar” roles that are increasingly popular across industries.
CLAP-TECH is built upon P-TECH, a learning model pioneered by IBM which is now implemented in over 200 schools in 28 countries. In a 5-year journey, students explore and develop their interests, skills and competencies through in-class learning and workplace exposures. CLAP-TECH begins at an Applied Learning course under the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) level, advancing to Higher Diploma. It currently offers two areas of study with a focus either on information and communication technology (ICT), or creative media.
 Coined by Ginni Romety, former Chairman and CEO of IBM, “new collar” is all about skills and addressing the industry skills gap that employers face in a world of fast-paced technology. Many roles no longer require a traditional education or career path; what matters most are the skills and experiences to perform a role.
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