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Education and Careers Expo 2003 Helps young people to master their future

TDC's Deputy Executive Director Mr. Frederick Lam (left) and Commissioner for Labour Mrs. Pamela Tan (right) accompanied guest-of-honour Mr. Christopher Cheng, Chairman of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce to officiate at the opening ceremony.
Picture shows the officiating guests visiting the booth of the Labour Department. "Vacancy Search Terminals" are launched to provide up-to-date information for jobseekers.
Hong Kong Police Force has set up a mini digital shooting area at its booth. Picture shows Chairman of Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce Mr. Christopher Cheng shoot with a pistol.

Chairman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce Mr. Christopher Cheng has encouraged Hong Kong's younger generation to equip themselves with a wide spectrum of knowledge for embracing new challenges ahead.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Education and Careers Expo 2003, Mr. Cheng said that Hong Kong's young people have to face tough competition not just locally but from all over the world where peers are pursuing similar goals.

He advised young people to constantly reinvent themselves by acquiring new knowledge and technology know-how in a bid to stay competitive.

Mr. Cheng said: "We should not be afraid of the coming challenges. Hong Kong has already earned a sterling international reputation for churning out scholastic students in large numbers to fill the top educational institutions overseas. Our work population is amongst the best-trained and hardest-working in the region."

Jointly organised by the Trade Development Council and the Labour Department, the Expo runs until Sunday (February 23) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. It is open to public and admission is free.

Joining Mr. Cheng at the opening ceremony were TDC's Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Frederick Lam and the Commissioner for Labour, Mrs. Pamela Tan.

In her welcoming remarks, Mrs. Tan said the Expo is an ideal platform where students and job-seekers can gather up-to-date and comprehensive information on education and employment.

Under the theme "Mastering Your Future", 310 local and overseas educational institutions and 56 exhibitors from private enterprises, government bodies and professional associations will be featured in the Education Section and Career Section respectively.

A secondary school in Beijing recruits Hong Kong student at the Expo

In the Education Section, visitors can obtain latest information on various study programmes offered by educational institutions in Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, UK, US, Canada, France, Japan, Macau and the Chinese mainland.

This year, the Chinese Mainland Pavilion has a stronger presence at the Expo. For the first time, there will be a high school from the mainland to recruit Hong Kong students.

Apart from Beijing Lu He High School, 15 reputable tertiary institutions are exhibiting at the show. They are Wuhan University, Jianghan University, Southern Yangtze University, Changchun University of TCN, Tianjian University, Tianjian University of Science & Technology, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Southwest University of Political Science & Law, Nankai University, Jinan University, Jilin University, Fuling Normal University, Chong Qing University and College of Chinese Culture & Medical Science (represents Hubei College of T.C.M. and Heilongjian University of T.C.M.).

The Expo's Careers Section provides comprehensive information on the employment market. Representatives from a rich array of trades and industries including logistics, insurance, accounting, banking, marketing, company secretary, human resources, architecture, engineering and surveying, will brief job-seekers on prospects in their respective professions.

During the four-day fair, 100 seminars, 16 education forums and 30 video shows have been arranged to feature a kaleidoscope of information on the employment market and self-development opportunities, as well as practical skills for success in job interviews and various professions.

For details, please call the TDC hotline at 1830668 or visit the following website: http://www.hkeducationexpo.com

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