HAECO and VTC to collaborate on technical training for young generation of aircraft maintenance talents

Published date: 28 February 2023


From left: Vocational Training Council’s Deputy Executive Director Michael Wang and Academic Director (Engineering) Daniel Yan together with HAECO Hong Kong’s General Manager Training Clement Au and Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Scheidel


Former VTC students who also graduated from HAECO Hong Kong‘s Training Academy - Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic Yiu Tim Laam (backrow fifth from left) and Quality Surveyor Poon Chun Yu (backrow fifth from right) - at the MoU signing ceremony

Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO) and The Vocational Training Council (VTC) have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly establish a framework for self-development, leadership education and technical training to support the development of aircraft maintenance talents for Hong Kong’s aviation industry. The agreement covers a range of activities related to training and learning materials to provide VTC students with a strong foundation in aircraft maintenance and engineering.

As the largest aircraft maintenance service provider in Hong Kong with multiple companies across the globe, HAECO is equipped with the infrastructure and resources to cultivate future talents who are passionate about aviation. Following the signing of this MOU, HAECO Hong Kong will work closely with VTC to nurture students through the school’s Diploma of Vocational Education and Higher Diploma programmes, enhancing their knowledge on aircraft maintenance and engineering.

As both parties are HKAR-147 approved training organisations of the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department, closer collaboration by HAECO and VTC will help students meet the regulatory requirements necessary for a future career in the aviation industry. Both parties will work closely on joint visits to hangar facility as well as promote career opportunities in aircraft maintenance and engineering to local students.

Speaking at the MOU signing ceremony, Benjamin Scheidel, Chief Executive Officer of HAECO Hong Kong said: “We are pleased to partner with VTC on various learning programmes and activities to spark the interest of our young community in the exciting world of aircraft maintenance. Together we are committed to nurturing local talents and their professional skills. With Hong Kong opening to the world and the airport’s three-runway system in full operation soon, we will provide attractive career perspectives and create a strong pipeline of local talents to support our aviation industry, rebuilding Hong Kong’s status as a leading aviation hub.”

Dr Michael Wang, Deputy Executive Director of Vocational Training Council noted that VTC students could fully comprehend the needs of the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department and the aircraft maintenance industry with professional advice from HAECO.

“They would definitely be more well prepared and equipped with the required skillsets and knowledge before entering the aviation industry. With the support of HAECO, VTC students would be able to visit maintenance and repair facilities and participate in events that make them more interested in the aircraft maintenance engineering industry.” Dr Wang added.


About HAECO Group
HAECO Group is one of the world’s leading aircraft engineering and maintenance service providers. We provide a comprehensive range of solutions encompassing airframe services, line services, cabin solutions, private jet solutions, fleet technical management, inventory technical management, component overhaul, aerostructure repairs, landing gear services, engine services, global engine support, parts manufacturing and technical training. HAECO Group comprises 16 operating companies, employing around 15,000 staff in Hong Kong, Chinese Mainland, Europe and the United States. Learn more at www.haeco.com  or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest updates.
About VTC
Established in 1982, the Vocational Training Council (VTC) is the largest vocational and professional education and training provider in Hong Kong. The mission of VTC is to provide a valued choice to school leavers and working people to acquire the values, knowledge and skills for lifelong learning and enhanced employability, and to provide support to industries for their manpower development. VTC has 13 member institutions, namely the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), the Institute of Professional Education And Knowledge (PEAK), the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE), the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), the Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI),  the Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI), the International Culinary Institute (ICI), the Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI), Youth College, Pro-Act by VTC, the Integrated Vocational Development Centre (IVDC) and the Shine Skills Centre. Learn more at www.vtc.edu.hk.

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