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HKTDC Education and Careers Expo 2016
A record-breaking 815 educational institutions, professional associations, government departments, public organisations and companies from 17 countries and regions were represented in the Expo, up 6% over 2015.
The expo featured two main zones, Education and Careers; four Career Theme Days: Culinary & Bakery Electrical & Mechanical Career Internship and Aviation; four Education Theme Days: Chinese mainland Education, US Education, European Education and Australian & New Zealand Education..
More than 100 events were arranged including seminars on further education, theme day talks, sharing sessions on mainland working experience, tips on taking IELTS examinations, as well as seminars on management trainee programmes.



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 28 to 31 January 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. It welcomed a record-breaking representation from 815 educational institutions, professional associations, government departments, public organisations and private companies from 17 countries and regions, up 6% over 2015.
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.
Education Section
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, Austria, Canada, Chinese mainland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Macau, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and UK; language schools were there to present a wide range of professional courses at different levels. Exhibitors such as Vocational Training Council (VTC), City University of Hong Kong’s School of Continuing and Professional Education (CityU SCOPE), Hong Kong Shue Yan University, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and the International Professional Grooming Academy, showcasing details of different courses, highlighted the diversity of options available. The Expo also brought together a wide range of creative education choices, including Design, Music/ Performing Arts, Professional Make-up, Bridal and Wedding Planning for individual pursuits.
The highlighted Youth Zone included exhibitors who are dedicated to helping youngsters explore their interests and develop a successful career path. Exhibitors in this zone included the Labour Department, Home Affairs Bureau, Youth.gov.hk, Electrical & Mechanical Services Department, Qianhai International Liaison Services Limited, Vocational Training Council and Hong Kong Youth Exchange Promotion United Association.
Careers Section
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 Institute of Human Resource Management, Hong Kong Institute of Marketing Limited, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and The Law Society of Hong Kong. Hong Kong Government departments participating such as Civil Service Bureau, Government Secretariat, Correctional Services Department, Customs and Excise Department, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, Fire Services Department, Hong Kong Police Force, Hong Kong Maritime Industry Council, Immigration Department, Marine Department…etc.
Career Theme Days were also arranged to acquaint students with the latest industry trends. This year, industries in Culinary and Bakery, Electrical and Mechanical Career Internships and Aviation 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.
This year, HKTDC worked with Freshlinker, the online platform that specialises in job listing for university students, for the first time. Onsite-recruitment for around 200 summer job and internship vacancies from 16 companies including Hyatt Hotels Corporation, New World Telecommunications Limited, Hopewell Holdings Limited and Golden Harvest was conducted during the fair.
Study and Working Aboard
During the expo, four special theme days provided in-depth introductions on studying in different countries/regions including Chinese Mainland, United States, Europe and Australia and New Zealand. 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, two seminars were organised specifically to discuss on the schemes provided by Japan, Korea, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and Austria. The schemes’ annual quota, application eligibility and procedures, short-term job opportunities and courses were all shared during the seminars.
Experts and Celebrity Seminar Sessions
A number of star speakers took part in the Expo to share their experience in building their careers including Mr. Cheng Tan-shui, a well-known cross-media professional; Ms. Ngai Yee-shan, a former TV news anchor and executive director of a local drama group, The Nonsensemakers; Mr. Fong Chuen-yue, Hong Kong’s first F1 Development Driver; Dr Cheung Yee-lai, clinical psychologist and one of the “Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Persons 2015” and Ms. Alvina Chan, founder of Alvina Cookery.
Looking Ahead
Following the success of the 2016 event, Education & Careers Expo 2017 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 the official website of the fair at: www.hktdc.com/hkmedicalfair


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Hong Kong Trade Development Council
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Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
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