Human Resources Planning Commission convenes seventh meeting

     The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, chaired the seventh meeting of the Human Resources Planning Commission this afternoon (July 9).  
     At the meeting, the Commission was briefed on the latest progress in the development of the Manpower Information Portal (MIP). The consultants responsible for setting up the MIP as well as its content management and marketing briefed members on the MIP's overall design, functions and user experience, as well as the proposed content framework of the MIP's flagship publication and related social media strategies. The Secretariat and the consulting team will follow up on members' comments on various aspects of the MIP and continue with the development of the portal, which is expected to be launched by the end of this year. The portal is aimed at providing more information to the public to facilitate their decision-making in respect of their career, training and development pathways.
     In addition, members offered views on the consultation launched by the Task Force on Promotion of Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) regarding its preliminary recommendations. Members generally agreed with the initial observations of the Task Force and expressed views on various aspects, such as how to enhance the promotion of VPET in secondary schools by fostering closer business-school collaboration, reviewing the positioning of VPET in the higher education system, developing a clear progression pathway and stepping up publicity to raise public awareness of the prospects of VPET. Taking into account members' comments, the Task Force will finalise its proposals and make specific recommendations to the Government by the end of this year.
     At the meeting, members also reviewed the analyses on the latest trends of talent flows to Hong Kong based on consolidated information from various statistical sources and surveys, and deliberated on Hong Kong's existing arrangements for attracting talent.

Ends/Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Issued at HKT 18:36