“The 26th Hong Kong International Education and Careers Expo” Opens
Publish Date: 2019.07.06
“The 26th Hong Kong International Education and Careers Expo” OpensOrganised by the Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong (CMA), the two-day “The 26th Hong Kong International Education and Careers Expo” (HKIECE) starts today (6 July) at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
A grand opening ceremony was held this morning to mark the beginning of this special occasion. The officiating guests included: Secretary for Labour and Welfare Dr Law Chi Kwong, Director of the Immigration Mr Erick Tsang Kwok Wai, Commissioner of Customs and Excise Mr Hermes Tang, Commissioner of Correctional Services Mr Woo Ying Ming, and Secretary General of Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority Ir Dr So Kwok Sang. They joined together with CMA President Dr Dennis Ng and other CMA office-bearers to unveil the expo.
Addressing the ceremony, Dr Dennis Ng said, “The HKIECE is carried out in larger scale and with richer content. It will offer a wider range of high-quality course options and job opportunities to help students, graduates and job seekers make informed decisions about their prospects, and better equip themselves for future.”
The HKIECE features four major zones, namely “Overseas Education Zone”, “Local Education Zone”, “Taiwan Education Zone” and “Careers Square”. By gathering more than 700 universities and higher education institutions in 18 countries and regions, the expo provides students and their parents with a wealth of information about academic courses and training programmes across different streams. In addition, there will be abundant job information and on-the-spot recruitment opportunities provided by various government departments, disciplined services, public organisations and private companies. 2,000 full-time and part-time vacancies, covering a wide variety of positions and industries, are offered for job seekers and recent graduates. A VR game booth is also available to help visitors get ready for any interview scenario.
The HKDSE Examination results will be released soon and some students may feel frustrated. We have an amazing line-up of speakers who will be sharing with students their advice on study pathways and career choices. For instance, Mr Steven Ma came today to give encouragement to young people by sharing his story of achievement and hard work. Hong Kong billiards sport athlete Ms Ng On Yee will also give a motivational talk tomorrow. Visitors can also seek personalised advice from the experienced counsellors and registered social workers.
Other guests attending the opening ceremony included Associate Vice President (Academic Support) and Academic Secretary of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Professor Ho Siu Lau, Vice Chairman of Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education Dr Chan Cheuk Hay, Chairman of Education Committee, Caritas - Hong Kong Dr Paul Lau Wai Keen, Chairman of Wong Tai Sin District Secondary School Heads Association Mr Jonathan Lai Ping Wah, Vice Chairman of Executive Committee of The Association of Hong Kong Chinese Middle Schools Ms Veronica Yau Kit Ying, Vice President of CUHK School Heads Alumni Association Dr Anne Chan Yee Man, Principal of the Kowloon Bay Campus of Hong Kong Institute of Construction Ir Davis Liu, Executive Director of Hok Yau Club Ms Elsa Chan, Deputy Executive Director of Vocational Training Council Dr Michael Wang Jianguo, Senior Labour Officer (Employment Information and Promotion Division) of Labour Department Mr Yeung Chi Kit, Director of University Admissions Office of Hong Kong Shue Yan University Miss Jay Leung, Senior System Manager of Hong Kong Education City Mr Derek Lui, Supervisor of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Ms Vicky Kwong Wing Ki; Permanent Honorary President of the CMA Mr Herbert Liang, the 1st Vice President of the CMA Dr Allen Shi; Vice Presidents of the CMA Mr Ng Ching Wun, Dr Wong Chun, Dr Lo Kam Wing, Mr Dennis Ng Kwok On, Dr Ma Kai Yum and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA Mr Raymond Young.
Admission to the HKIECE is free and it is open from 11:30am to 6:30pm daily. For details, please visit the official website: www.hkiee.com.hk.
Secretary for Labour and Welfare of the HKSAR Dr Law Chi Kwong (front row, 6th from the left), Director of the Immigration Mr Erick Tsang Kwok Wai (front row, 5th from the right), Commissioner of Customs and Excise Mr Hermes Tang (front row, 5th from the left), Commissioner of Correctional Services Mr Woo Ying Ming (front row, 4th from the right), Secretary General of Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority Ir Dr So Kwok Sang (front row, 3rd from the left), CMA President Dr Dennis Ng (front row, 6th from the right) and many other distinguished guests from business and education sectors officiated at the opening ceremony of “ The 26th Hong Kong International Education and Careers Expo”
CMA President Dr Dennis Ng made opening remarks at the opening ceremony
Secretary for Labour and Welfare Dr Law Chi Kwong delivered a speech at the opening ceremony
Mr Steven Ma shared with young people his story of achievement and hard work
“The 26th Hong Kong International Education and Careers Expo” gathers more than 700 universities and higher education institutions and 2,000 employment opportunities