SCS and SED visit Wan Chai District (with photos)

     The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Joshua Law, and the Secretary for Education, Mr Kevin Yeung, visited Wan Chai District today (September 3), where they met with kindergarten students who had just started their new term and some senior secondary students on a career exploration programme, as well as meeting with members of Wan Chai District Council (WCDC).

     Accompanied by the Chairman of the WCDC, Mr Stephen Ng, the Vice-chairman of WCDC, Dr Jennifer Chow, and the District Officer (Wan Chai), Mr Rick Chan, Mr Law and Mr Yeung first went to St James' Settlement, where they joined some high-school students in a "Career Live" activity.

     Placed in workplace simulations, "Career Live" students complete field tasks to the best of their abilities using the relevant tools. They then learn about the entry requirements, nature and work situation of different professions, and reflect on their interests, abilities and what they have learnt during a group evaluation session.

     The two Directors of Bureaux listened to students explain how the programme has enhanced their self-understanding and helped them to set up their career goals. Both Mr Law and Mr Yeung encouraged the students to be proactive in their learning and future exploration, in order to better prepare themselves for further study and career development.

     Mr Law and Mr Yeung went on to the Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong Cheerland Kindergarten (Wanchai) where they learnt more about toddlers getting back to school with their teachers' help.

     After gaining a better understanding of students' school life and career guidance, Mr Law and Mr Yeung exchanged views with the Wan Chai district councillors on matters concerning the civil service, education and the district.

Ends/Monday, September 3, 2018
Issued at HKT 18:00