Where businesses meet talents…..
HKTDC Education and Careers Expo is an influential event of its kind in Hong Kong. It provides an ideal platform for employers and education institutions to match with their ideal employees and students. The Expo was held during 13 to 16 February 2015 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. It welcomed a record-breaking representation from 770 educational institutions, professional associations, government departments, public organisations and companies from 22 countries and regions, up 1% over 2014.
|Centre of Quality Recruiters
The Expo featured 2 key sections, Education and Careers which showcased Hong Kong’s most influential and comprehensive recruiters and educational institutes.
The Education Section featured academic institutions, language schools as well as institutions of continuing education. On top of the prestigious academic institutions from Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, Chinese mainland, Europe, New Zealand and the United States; language schools were there to present a wide range of courses at different levels for the learning of English, French, German, Japanese and other languages. The new iPASS Zone featured institutions which are under the “Information Portal for Accredited Post-secondary Programmes”. Exhibitors include HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE), Hong Kong Shue Yan University and Vocational Training Council, showcasing multiple pathways for continuing education, including locally accredited full-time higher diploma, associate degree and degree programmes.
|The Expo also brought together a range of diversified creative education choices, including Design, Music / Performing Arts, and Bridal and Wedding Planning, to cater individual pursuits.|
|The new Youth Zone includes exhibitors who are dedicated to helping youngsters explore their interests and develop a successful career path. Exhibitors in this zone include the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and the Youth.gov.hk. The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups promotes the Qianhai Shenzhen-Hong Kong Youth Innovation and Entrepreneur Hub (E Hub) which connects enterprising youngsters with the opportunities in Qianhai. The Youth.gov.hk is a portal that provides different education and career information for young people between the age of 15 to 24.|
The Careers Section comprised of government departments, semi-government & professional organisations, and private enterprises that were all hungry for talents.
|Professional bodies taking part included the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, the Hong Kong Institute of Marketing, the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, the Hong Kong Institute of Technology, the Hong Kong Maritime Industry Council and the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute. Hong Kong Government departments participating included the Customs and Excise Department, Correctional Services Department, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, Fire Services Department, Hong Kong Police Force, Immigration Department and Marine Department.|
|Career Theme Days were also arranged to acquaint students with the latest industry trends. This year, industries in Aviation, Banking and Finance, Nursing & Healthcare and Professional Training were featured. Major players as well as human resources experts were invited to give an updated overview on HR demands, entry requirements, and career prospects for various sectors of the economy.|
|The new Career Advancement and Retraining Zone featured onsite recruitment and job application opportunities from some 30 organisations, including Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited, Miramar Group Hong Kong, Zara Asia Limited and Swire Resources Limited.|
|Study and Working Aboard
During the expo, special theme days provided in-depth introductions on studying in different countries/regions: Chinese Mainland Education Day, US Education Day, European Education Day and Australian Education Day. Representatives from different institutions hosted seminars to talk about the pre-requisites of admission, necessary documents, timeline for applications, subjects to study and campus life of foreign students, etc
|In addition to education and employment, many young people have joined Working Holiday Schemes to broaden their horizons. During the expo, a seminar was organised specifically to discuss on the schemes provided by France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand and Korea. The schemes’ annual quota, application eligibility and procedures, short-term job opportunities and courses were all shared during the seminar.|
|Extensive Activities and Seminar Programmes
An extensive range of events were organized to help visitors pursue higher educational qualifications, develop professional skills and enhance their career opportunities. About 130 seminars and workshops were organized, covering practical topics such as speaking skills, interview skills, scholarships, CV and cover letter writing tips, etc.
|Another highlight was celebrity session where artists and creative industry players including renowned director Mr. Alfred Cheung and Prof. Joseph Sung, Vice Chancellor & President of CUHK were invited to share about their work experiences and ups and downs in their career development.|
Following the success of the 2015 event, Education & Careers Expo 2016 is set to remain as an important event for both students and job-seekers. Be sure not to miss it!
For further information, please visit our website at www.hktdc.com/hkeducationexpo.
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Unit 13, Expo Galleria
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive
Tel: (852) 183-0668
Fax: (852) 2824-0026