Life & Career Education Forum 2015Back
EF’s first Life & Career Education Forum (“LEAF”) was co-organized with the Education Bureau for Principals, Vice Principals and teachers of secondary schools. The Forum aimed at enhancing participants’ understanding of the development in career education and guidance, to enrich their knowledge in career opportunities and the requirements of employers, so that they can better prepare their students to make their study or career decisions.
With the support of the Education Bureau, invitations were sent to all secondary schools and 64 schools submitted their applications by the deadline. After careful deliberation with the Education Bureau, a total of 144 Principals and teachers were invited to attend the LEAF on 9 May.
The corporation representatives are mainly Human Resources professionals from the following corporations:
- CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
- Haven of Hope Christian Service
- Holiday Inn Golden Mile
- Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
- McDonald's Restaurants (Hong Kong) Limited
- MTR Corporation Limited
- Toys“R”us ( Asia ) Limited
The Forum started with the welcoming speeches by Mrs. Lo Lee Oi-lin, Chairman of the Foundation and Mrs. Wong Yau Wai-ching, Deputy Secretary of Education.
The Forum was divided into 2 parts. In the first part there was a Brief Sharing Session in which each of the participating corporations gave a brief introduction of the industry/corporation and the possible work opportunities for young people.
The second part of the Forum was divided into 2 sessions. Participants were divided into small groups to join 2 different workshops conducted by the corporations in separate classrooms. This part certainly enriched our participants’ knowing about different careers and understanding the requirements of employers via deep discussion with corporation representatives. The workshops conducted by different corporations were very well-received and the feedback by the participants was positive.
7 workplace visits were then held during May and June to Principals and teachers so as to facilitate them to gain first-hand experience of the real working environment and business operations.
Success of the Forum was attributed to the support rendered by the corporations and the Principals and teachers. The Foundation would like to express our deep gratitude to them for the kind support.
Please view the photos and video recording of the Forum below.
Date: 9 May, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Venue: Kowloon Technical School
Mrs. Lo Lee Oi-lin
Chairman, HKUGA Education Foundation
Mrs. Wong Yau Wai-ching, Michelle
Deputy Secretary for Education
Brief Sharing by the 7 participating Corporations
CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
Haven of Hope Christian Service
Holiday Inn Golden Mile
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort
McDonald's Restaurants (Hong Kong) Limited
MTR Corporation Limited
Toys“R”Us (Asia) Limited
Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation to Corporations