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Guangdong-Hong Kong Internship Programme launched today (with photos)

     The Home Affairs Bureau, the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the People's Government of Guangdong Province and the Commission on Youth have jointly organised the Guangdong-Hong Kong Internship Programme for the first time. The Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Tsang Tak-sing; the Director General of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the People's Government of Guangdong Province, Mr Liao Jingshan; and the Chairman of the Commission on Youth, Mr Lau Ming-wai, officiated at a launch ceremony today (June 6) and expressed their support for the young people taking part in the programme.

     The Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Tsang Tak-sing, said he hoped that the young Hong Kong interns could make the most of the valuable opportunity to take part in internship in Guangdong and do their best to complete the tasks entrusted to them as well as enrich their knowledge and gain more experience through the internship. They could also broaden their horizons and gain a further understanding of the Mainland. He also noted that this is the first batch of Hong Kong youths to participate in the Internship Programme, which is organised with the co-operation of the Guangdong and Hong Kong governments. He expressed the hope that the participants would perform well and thereby become role models, thus lay a solid foundation for the long-term development of the programme.

     The Director General of the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the People's Government of Guangdong Province, Mr Liao Jingshan, added that the Guangdong-Hong Kong Internship Programme, as a project jointly promoted by the Guangdong and Hong Kong governments, is highly valued by various departments of Guangdong Province. The five cities have carefully selected a batch of internship positions to support the Hong Kong youth interns going to Guangdong. He said he hoped that the youths would inherit from their predecessors the "spirit of Lion Rock" and work hard to take advantage of their internship opportunities to learn more about the employment policies and environment of the Mainland. The youths should also grasp the chance in developing careers and starting their businesses so as to explore a new path for strengthening co-operation between the two places.

     The large-scale Internship Programme in Guangdong Province aims to provide young people in Hong Kong with an opportunity to work as interns on the Mainland and enable them to learn more about workspace operations and experience the local culture as well as groom them to be outstanding young talents so as to contribute to the future of the Mainland and Hong Kong.

     The Internship Programme is implemented by various organisations with support from numerous enterprises as well as departments from different sectors in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Foshan and Zhongshan. A wide diversity of job positions has been offered for internships lasting about four weeks, embracing different professions and industries like information technology, marketing, personnel management, engineering, accounting and law. The implementation organisations include the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Hong Kong United Youth Association, the Hong Kong Volunteers Association, Hong Kong Arts and Culture Development Center Limited, the Hong Kong Association of Youth Development, the Hong Kong Youth Exchange Promotion United Association, the Hong Kong Tertiary Student Alliance, the Hong Kong Youths Unified Association, the Hong Kong Youth Power Association, Hong Kong Youth Synergy, the Y. Elites Association Limited, the Kong Ching Association, the Kowloon Federation of Associations, the Future Star Federation of Student, Dynamic Youth of Huizhou and the Social Services Division of Tung Sin Tan.

     After the ceremony, managerial personnel from two large enterprises also discussed with the participants their work and business experiences on the Mainland to let them learn more about work conditions on the Mainland.

Ends/Saturday, June 6, 2015
Issued at HKT 17:41


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