|“Airport Authority Hong Kong is participating in the HKTDC Education & Careers Expo 2019 to recruit employees and promote various aviation-related programmes at the Hong Kong International Aviation Academy. A great variety of job opportunities are being offered while visitors can learn more about the prospect of training and career development with us. Our Management Trainee Programme and Graduate Engineer Programme are two highlighted schemes at the Expo. Established by the Airport Authority in 2016, the Hong Kong International Aviation Academy is the first civil aviation academy in Hong Kong offering various summer day camps, beginners’ programmes and professional certificate courses. We have since organised more than 430 programmes with over 10,000 participants. The Expo offers a good platform to promote the academy and its programmes. The response has been very positive. We’ve met with many industry representatives, students and teachers, and they’ve expressed keen interest in our programmes. Some job-seekers have approached us to apply for jobs. Visitors can submit applications on the spot but we encourage them to make online applications. The Expo is a dynamic and successful showcase.”
Company Representative, Airport Authority Hong Kong
|“Established in 2016, Reeracoen is a recruitment agency specialising in career consultancy services to help job seekers to find employment. At the same time, we enable employers to find suitable staff. Reeracoen is a subsidiary of Neocareer Group in Japan. More than 80% of our corporate clients are Japanese companies including most Hong Kong-based Japanese firms. We are participating in HKTDC Education & Careers Expo for the first time to meet more job seekers to enlarge our database. This is also a good platform to promote our business and strengthen our brand. We have attracted a lot of attention. A number of job seekers, people wishing to change jobs and students who will graduate soon have approached us. Some of them can even speak in Japanese. They are candidates we can refer to corporate clients. This Expo is a nice place to meet candidates. Everything is perfect.”
Tracy Cheung, Career Advisor, Reeracoen Hong Kong Co., Ltd, Hong Kong
|“Hong Kong Shue Yan University enters its 47th year in 2019. With the Research Complex completed in 2016, we have enhanced our campus facilities offering comprehensive programmes with over 1,000 residential places for students. We are participating in HKTDC Education & Careers Expo again to gain more exposure. Two new degree programmes of The Business Faculty, namely Digital Marketing and Corporate Governance & Risk Management, are highlighted in particular this year. Students taking these two new programmes will be entitled to a HK$20,000 scholarship each, doubling the amount for other Business Faculty programmes. The feedback is excellent. We have met with so many secondary school students here and they have shown strong interest in our programmes. Our Business Faculty graduates also take the chance to share university experiences with students. This is a very successful exhibition to draw students. HKTDC has done a great job. Everything has been professionally run and well managed.
Jay Leung Siu Ki, Director of University Admissions Office (Registry), Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Hong Kong
|“Established in 2000 by the HKSAR Government, ASTRI is Hong Kong’s largest applied R&D centre. We are committed to delivering world-class innovation and developing technology-based industries to strengthen our competitiveness. Since our inception, we have filed over 1,000 patent applications worldwide and as of today 799 patents have been granted. This is our maiden exhibition at HKTDC Education & Careers Expo to promote our brand and raise our profile. More than 80 full-time vacancies are being offered with on-the-spot interviews available for applicants. Also highlighted are our summer internship and graduate internship programmes. We’ve met with many students. This is a very good place to reach out to students and let them know more about the career path in R&D. On the Tech & Creativity Day, we’ve arranged two R&D experts to discuss about the latest development of AR technology and robotics. This Expo provides an excellent platform for ASTRI to promote R&D and grow our presence.”
San Leigh Lee, Head of Talent Acquisition, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Co. Ltd. (ASTRI), Hong Kong
|“Crystal Jade is a Singapore-based culinary group with about 120 restaurants worldwide. We have been in operation in Hong Kong for 18 years. We strive wholeheartedly to provide delicious food with quality ingredients for customers and are committed to operating as a caring and responsible employer. This is our debut at HKTDC Education & Careers Expo for brand building and staff recruitment. Both full-time and part-time jobs are being offered and the response has been positive. A number of job seekers have come to us and made applications immediately. Some of them are ready to report for duty after the Chinese New Year. We have also established contact with some potential partners including a NGO specialising in youth development and a secondary school to explore cooperation in career referrals and seminars. The showcase is very successful. We are satisfied with the results. We look forward to exhibiting here again.
Wincy Cheung, Assistant Marketing & Communications Director, Crystal Jade Culinary Concepts Holding (Greater China) Limited, Hong Kong
|“iACL Pacific is taking advantage of HKTDC Education & Careers Expo to introduce programmes offered by HASSE Space School in Houston, USA. This is our debut exhibition here. We can reach out to more students and promote the HASSE programmes that enable students to learn at the core of NASA and through simulating projects such as mission to Mars and spacewalk. Students will be able to enter NASA restricted areas and the mission control centre. The STEAM curriculum is designed to inspire self-initiated learning and foster problem solving skills. Varied programmes are offered to secondary students and university students. The Expo has helped us expand our presence. We’ve received a lot of enquiry from students, parents and educational institutions. We are also looking to organise tailor-made programmes for schools and universities. This is a very successful exhibition. We are happy with the results.”
Heman Lam, Director, iACL Pacific Limited, Hong Kong
|“Education in Ireland is gaining popularity with students from different parts of the world arriving in the island republic for quality study opportunities. We see a steady stream of Hong Kong students pursuing further studies in Ireland over the years. That’s why we participate in HKTDC Education & Careers Expo every year to promote different university programmes to students. We have brought together 5 educational institutions this year including two institutes of technology, two universities and an institution providing associate degree and diploma courses. Tuition fees are very competitive in Ireland. Popular programmes taken by Hong Kong students include sociology, accounting, finance, engineering, computer science and medicines. A number of students have visited our booth to make enquiry about different programmes. The response has been encouraging. With an economic recovery, Ireland offers a lot of job opportunities. Overseas students graduating after their university studies will get a 12-month permit to work in Ireland while those completing master degrees will enjoy a 24-month work permit. This is another attraction as people can apply for naturalisation after 5 years of work in Ireland. This Expo is a perfect place to promote education in Ireland.”
Anthony Cheng, Director, Irish International Education Center, Ireland
|“Hong Kong School of Animation & Visual Effects is participating in HKTDC Education & Careers Expo for the first time to reach out to more students. We take pride in our creativity and production capability. Our two-year Diploma in Commercial Comics, Illustrations and Animation is an ideal programme for students who love drawing and animation. The market-oriented programme is designed help nurture illustrators and animators for different industries. There is a growing demand for illustrators and animators. Our programme can cater to the market needs by upgrading students’ creativity and production skills. Graduates will be able to pursue careers in different fields like social media, online advertising, special effects for filmmaking and gaming production. At the Expo, many secondary students have come to our booth and expressed strong interest in our programme. This Expo offers a solid platform to promote our programme and gain extra exposure.”
Naveen Ma, Dean, Hong Kong School of Animation & Visual Effects, Hong Kong
|“I look around and find some new information about further studies and career prospects for our university students. There is a strong presence of overseas educational institutions offering different kinds of continuing education programmes. I have acquired a lot of information about working holidays, scholarships and further studies in countries like Germany, Japan, Korea and Australia from various consulate generals in Hong Kong and overseas institutions. The talk by a participating Japanese institution on scholarships for students wishing to study in Japan was also interesting. I am now going to visit the career booths on the other side of the Expo to get some latest information about the job market. This Expo has a good mix of everything for continuing education and career development.”
Sharon Tse Nga Ting, Senior Careers Officer, Career Planning and Development, Student Affairs Office, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
|“I am now working on a part-time basis. This is my first-time visit to HKTDC Education & Careers Expo to find more job opportunities. I am looking for a full-time job and there are many options being showcased here. I am interested in joining the civil service in particular. I have got in touch with the Fire Services Department. I am not physically good enough to be a fire fighter but the department has an emergency hotline operator position that may suit me. I’ve also got some information about the Immigration Assistant position for one of my friends who wishes to join the Immigration Department. On continuing education, I found the SCAD Foundation (Hong Kong) Limited’s advanced course on art studies quite interesting and will consider taking the programme. My sister is studying design and she should be interested in the illustrations and animation course offered by the Hong Kong School of Animation & Visual Effects. This Expo is an amazing exhibition. I really love it.”
Vistine Wong Hei Tung, Job Seeker, Hong Kong
|“I am now studying a computer-related course in the Vocational Training Council. This is my first visit to HKTDC Education & Careers Expo to find continuing education opportunities. The fair brings together a lot of overseas education programmes from different places such as Australia, Europe and USA. I am most interested in pursuing further education in the Chinese mainland. The Chinese economy is growing every year so the career development prospects look really promising. I am especially keen to pursue studies in the field of computer game and animation. China now boasts strong R&D capability on electronic games and animation that can rival the Western countries. It will be great to find relevant degree programmes in the Chinese mainland. I have got in touch with some Chinese mainland educational institutions at the Expo and will explore my options carefully.
Lee Cheuk Leung, Student of Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong
|“I am a Form Six student in Hong Kong and will take DSE exam this year. This Expo is an excellent showcase. I have been looking forward to visiting this fair for a long time as it’s a well-known education and career exhibition. There are so many education and career options available here. The career section showcases a great variety of job opportunities and that really enriches my understanding of the employment market. I will focus on continuing education now. Information technology is my passion and I would like to pursue computer-related studies in university. I have already found useful information about programmes at two Australian universities including Monash University. The Philippine Consulate General Hong Kong SAR showcases a lot of study information including three universities in the Philippines offering some interesting programmes. This Expo helps me a lot to get a lot of information and to explore my options. It’s just wonderful.”
Anne Salas, Form 6 Student, Hong Kong