113. Education not only enhances the quality and competitiveness of our population, but also promotes social mobility. The Government has allocated substantial additional resources to improve the quality and quantity of education. We have provided 12 years of free education, extended subsidies to pre-school education, progressively implemented small-class teaching, introduced a new academic structure for senior secondary and university, expanded tertiary education and encouraged tertiary institutions to raise teaching and research standards. We have also opened up multiple study pathways for young people.
Multiple Study Pathways
International Cuisine College
114. The Chinese Cuisine Training Institute under the VTC provides training for those who wish to pursue a career in the catering industry. The institute has made its name around the world in just a decade. I propose to set up an International Cuisine College under the VTC. The college will provide training for people aspiring to become professional chefs proficient in international cuisines. It will attract outstanding members of the culinary profession from around the world, and promote the development of related sectors, such as tourism, catering, retail and wine trading. We expect it to be established in 2014.