EDB holds Mainland-Hong Kong Life Planning Education Symposium (with photos)

     The Education Bureau (EDB) is hosting the Mainland-Hong Kong Life Planning Education Symposium today and tomorrow (November 2 and 3) to share the outcomes of Hong Kong's life planning education and foster professional exchanges with counterparts in the neighbouring areas.
     The Symposium is one of the events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The Chief Executive of the HKSAR, Mrs Carrie Lam, officiated at the opening ceremony of the Symposium this morning. Other officiating guests included the Director General of the Education, Science and Technology Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR, Mr Li Lu; the Secretary for Education, Mr Kevin Yeung; and the Permanent Secretary for Education, Mrs Ingrid Yeung.
     The EDB has endeavoured to promote life planning education and to establish a culture in which different sectors of society support young people in life planning, with an aim of creating a wider space for their further development.
     In recent years, various business entities, professional bodies and non-governmental organisations have worked in close partnership with the EDB and provided a wide range of career exploration activities for students through the Business-School Partnership Programme. In the 2016/17 school year, more than 270 business partners joined the Programme and organised over 1 500 activities, benefiting some 260 000 students. The Symposium is an opportunity to share the valuable experience and fruitful outcomes.
     The Dean of Education of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor Alvin Leung; Honorary Senior Lecturer of the University of Queensland Dr Mary McMahon; and the Director of the Business, Economic and Public Policy Research Centre of Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Dr Lee Shu-kam, have been invited as the keynote speakers of the Symposium. A number of sharing sessions and visits have also been arranged for these two consecutive days. Around 1 000 local and Mainland education practitioners have enrolled for the event.

Ends/Thursday, November 2, 2017
Issued at HKT 12:15