The Formal Training Scheme to Associate Membership is considered by the
HKIE as an important stage in the development of a person in achieving
the goal of becoming a technologist.
The training period is a time of
transition from an academic environment to that of real life in industry.
It is a time when the trainees, by gaining practical 'on-the-job' experience,
can reinforce and gain a thorough appreciation of the fundamental principles
they learned in their academic studies.
To achieve this aim of integrating
'theory' with 'practice', the training scheme is designed to offer trainees
learning opportunities by providing them with relevant practical experiences.
The emphasis throughout the training being that the trainees should learn-by-doing,
by their being personally involved in 'real life' activities and their
learning being largely self-motivated.
The training scheme is intended
to be cohesive and success in the constituent parts of the training scheme
is a necessary requirement for Associate Membership. These 'linked' parts
cover such matters as technical competence, management skills, leadership
skills, an awareness of matters and role of the technologist in society.
It is the achievement of the required standard in all of these inter-related
parts that determines a trainee's suitability to become a technologist.
It is in the matter of standards and achieving a degree of uniformity
within the profession as a whole as well as within each discipline that
the objective approach can be effectively used.
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