Life & Career Education Forum 2016Back
EF’s second Life & Career Education Forum (“LEAF”) was co-organized with the Education Bureau for Principals, teachers and parents 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 47 schools submitted their applications by the deadline. After careful deliberation with the Education Bureau, a total of 148 Principals, teachers and parents were invited to attend the LEAF on 7 May.
The corporation representatives are mainly Human Resources professionals from the following corporations:
- Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service
- Caritas - Hong Kong
- Computer And Technologies Holdings Limited
- Fairwood Fast Food Limited
- HAECO Hong Kong
- MTR Corporation Limited
- Regal Hotels
- Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited
- Toys“R”us ( Asia ) Limited
The Forum started with the welcoming speeches by Mrs. Mabel Lee, Chairman of the Foundation and Mrs. Hong Chan Tsui Wah, 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.
In the second part, participants were divided into small groups to join different workshops conducted by different 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.
The workplace visits were then held during May and June to Principals, teachers and parents 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 participants. 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: 7 May, 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Venue: Queen Elizabeth School
Mrs. Mabel Lee
Chairman, HKUGA Education Foundation
Mrs. Hong Chan Tsui Wah
Deputy Secretary for Education
Brief Sharing by the 9 participating Corporations
Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service
Caritas - Hong Kong
Computer And Technologies Holdings Limited
Fairwood Fast Food Limited
HAECO Hong Kong
MTR Corporation Limited
Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited
Toys”R”Us (Asia) Limited
Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation to Corporations