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Exhibition introduces maritime industry careers

     School leavers and job seekers are invited to explore education and career opportunities in Hong Kong's maritime industry by visiting the booth of the Hong Kong Maritime Industry Council at the Education and Careers Expo 2012 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from tomorrow to Sunday (February 9 to 12).

     A spokesman for the Hong Kong Maritime Industry Council said, "Job opportunities in the maritime industry will remain plentiful in the foreseeable future. The industry also opens doors to various professional careers. With Hong Kong positioned in the National 12th Five-Year Plan as an international maritime centre, prospects are as good as ever."

     The exhibition at the booth will describe the job nature and entry requirements for technical and professional careers in various maritime service sectors in Hong Kong, including maritime training, ship management, ship finance, ship brokering, marine insurance, maritime law and maritime arbitration, as well as professional posts in the Marine Department.

     "There are shore-based as well as seagoing jobs in the diverse maritime sector. For some shore-based careers, seagoing experience is a prerequisite or an advantage," the spokesman said.

     The booth will also provide information on various maritime-related education programmes offered by local tertiary institutes, as well as government-funded training incentive and scholarship schemes like the Sea-going Training Incentive Scheme, the Ship Repair Training Incentive Scheme, the Hong Kong Maritime Scholarship Scheme and the Hong Kong Maritime Law Scholarship Scheme.

     Visitors who wish to find out more should attend the "Gateway to Maritime Career" talk, to be held from 4pm to 4.30pm on February 10 (Friday) at Hall 1, HKCEC.

     The speakers will be the Manager of the Maritime Services Training Institute of the Vocational Training Council, Mr Tony Yeung; Assistant Professor of the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Dr Yip Tsz-leung; Senior Lecturer of the Department of Engineering, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Tsing Yi), Mr Yeung Wing-cheung; and the Convenor of the Maritime Professional Promotion Federation, Captain Marso Law.

     This opportunity to enquire directly about maritime careers and training programmes is open to all on a first-come, first-served basis.

     The Education and Careers Expo 2012 will be held by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council at Hall 1, HKCEC, Harbour Road, Hong Kong, from February 9 to 12. Opening hours are 10.30am to 7pm on February 9, 10am to 7pm on February 10 and 11, and 10am to 6pm on February 12. Admission is free.

Ends/Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Issued at HKT 14:04


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