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HKTDC Education & Careers Expo Opens Next Thursday
New Career Themes Open up Fresh Job Prospects

HONG KONG, Jan 20, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - The 26th HKTDC Education & Careers Expo will run from 28 to 31 January at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Admission will be free of charge. This year's expo, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will gather more than 800 exhibiting organisations from 16 countries and regions, including educational institutions, consulting firms, professional associations, government departments, semi-government bodies and private enterprises. Together they provide a one-stop platform for visitors to get information on study opportunities, continuous education and the job market.


HKTDC Education & Careers Expo Opens Next Thursday


The four-day expo features Education and Careers zones. Apart from the popular Aviation theme, new daily career themes this year include Culinary and Bakery, Electrical and Mechanical, and Career Internship. Employment opportunities in related industries will be highlighted during each of these thematic Careers Days. A number of industry institutions such as the Chinese Culinary Institute, International Culinary Institute, the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department and Hong Kong Airport Services Limited will provide a wide range of practical information including current industry trends, job prospects, advice on entering different industries and the availability of jobs to help students and job seekers map out their career paths.

On-site recruitment: local and mainland opportunities tapped

The Youth Zone gathers various types of institutions to offer information on internship and employment to young people. Qianhai International Liaison Services Limited from Shenzhen will present personal development and career opportunities in Qianhai, while experienced professionals working on the mainland will also be invited to share their insights. Representatives from the Labour Department will introduce Youth Employment and Training Programmes, which are specially designed to support young people in securing local employment and offer information on various placements and working holiday opportunities for youngsters seeking work experience outside Hong Kong.

This year the HKTDC will, for the first time, join hands with FreshLinker, an online platform specialising in job listings for university students. During the fair, on-site recruitment will be conducted by around 16 companies to fill some 200 summer jobs and internships. Companies will include Hyatt Hotels Corporation, New World Telecommunications Limited, Hopewell Holdings Limited and Golden Harvest, among others. In addition, the Hong Kong Police Force, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited and Centaline Property Agency are among those accepting on-the-spot job applications.

Overseas institutions to help students find opportunities abroad

The Education & Careers Expo will provide the latest information to students seeking to further their studies outside Hong Kong. The focus markets of this year's expo are the Chinese mainland, the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. At the seminars, experts from these markets will share their tips on admission procedures and entry requirements as well as information on campus life.

Regarding local opportunities, fair visitors can get information on how to pursue their academic goals, continue their studies or embark on the path of creative education. Exhibitors include the 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. They will give details of different courses, highlighting the diversity of options available.

Education seminars held during the expo have always been popular with students. This year, in addition to seminars providing tips on taking TOEFL and IELTS examinations, Dr Au Yeung Wai-hoo, Senior Lecturer at the Chinese Language and Literature Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Yan Yuk-ki, author and consultant for the 5 Stars Chinese Composition Series, will talk about Chinese writing skills in preparation for the local Diploma of Secondary Education.

Celebrities to share workplace insights

More than 100 events will be arranged during the expo, including seminars on further education, theme day talks, overseas Working Holiday programmes and management trainee programmes. Celebrities coming to share their experiences and secrets of success include former TV news anchor and drama producer Ngai Yee-shan, cross-media professional Cheng Tan-shui, Hong Kong's first F1 Development Driver Fong Cheun-yue, Clinical Psychologist and one of the "Hong Kong Ten Outstanding Young Persons 2015" Dr Cheung Yee-lai, as well as investment banker-turned-chef Chan Yin-lam.

Apart from seminars, the HKTDC will also collaborate with the VTC to present a range of innovative activities, such as building a robotic ant and using smart devices to control a racing car and a badminton-playing robot.

Daily expo themes:

Date: 28 January (Thursday)
Careers Theme Days: Culinary and Bakery
Education Theme Days: The Chinese mainland

Date: 29 January (Friday)
Careers Theme Days: Electrical and Mechanical
Education Theme Days: United States

Date: 30 January (Saturday)
Careers Theme Days: Career Internship
Education Theme Days: Europe

Date: 31 January (Sunday)
Careers Theme Days: Aviation
Education Theme Days: Australia and New Zealand

Fair Website: www.hktdc.com/hkeducationexpo/

Photo Download: http://bit.ly/23ehmtD

Media Registration: Media representatives wishing to cover the event may register on-site with their business cards and/or media identification.

To view press releases in Chinese, please visit http://mediaroom.hktdc.com/tc


About HKTDC

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via trade publications, research reports and digital news channels. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedIn.

Contact:
HKTDC
Communication and Public Affairs Department
Joe Kainz
Tel: +852 2584 4216
Email: [email protected]


Jan 20, 2016 19:30 HKT/SGT
Source: HKTDC

Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Sectors: Trade Shows, Retail/eCommerce
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