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Why CLAP-TECH Pathway

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CLAP-TECH Pathway is largely based upon a learning paradigm first initiated by IBM in 2011, known as P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School), that has already been launched in 28 countries and regions, including Australia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and the United States. The programme also draws heavily from CLAP for Youth @ JC, a 5-year programme empowering Hong Kong youth to navigate their school-to-work journey through their career and life development (CLD) competence and an environment with supportive enablers and infrastructure. CLAP for Youth @ JC’s CLD perspective has been blended with P-TECH’s key success factors – CLAP-TECH Pathway, to provide a fulfilling learning journey filled with not just skills training but also self-understanding and goal-setting for youth’s long-term success.

Identify career interests with clearer roadmap

  • CLD competences framework
    • Engagement
    • Self-understanding
    • Career and pathway exploration
    • Planning and career management
  • CLD benchmark for schools
  • Teacher capacity building on CLD
  • E-portal and online resources

Create pathway for success and self actualisation

  • Partnership between schools, university, and industry partners
  • Talent development progression pathway from mainstream school to work
  • Industry-recognised course content based on industry’s skill-mapping
  • “New Collar” approach
  • Workplace learning opportunities
  • First-in-line for available job interviews

CLAP-TECH Pathway is a school-based learning pathway within the mainstream for students who are looking for non-conventional mode of learning to prepare their academic and career readiness.

Key factors positioning CLAP-TECH Pathway as a unique journey

  1. Industry partners are directly involved in the curriculum development
  2. Mentorship linkage
  3. In-class case studies based on real-life scenarios

  1. IBM P-TECH Certification upon completion of the CLAP-TECH Pathway programme
  2. Hong Kong Computer Society student membership (at age 16)

Key innovations

Partnership between schools, university, and industry partners

Talent Development Progression Pathway

Integration With Career And Life Development

Leveraging existing government resources and incorporating into extant education system