2020 Policy Address - Striving Ahead with Renewed Perseverance - Youth.gov.hk
Skip to main content

2020 Policy Address - Striving Ahead with Renewed Perseverance

2020 Policy Address - Striving Ahead with Renewed Perseverance

Following 2019's social unrest and amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, there are a number of measures to support Hong Kong to strive ahead with renewed perseverance in the Policy Address 2020. We have made reference to the "Highlights - Striving Ahead with Renewed Perseverance" leaflet and summarised measures related to education, entrepreneurship and career pursuit for your reference:

Quality Education

  • Enhance moral, civic and national education, as well as strengthen education on the Constitution, the Basic Law and national security
  • Reform the liberal studies subject in the senior secondary curriculum
  • Enhance the training of teachers upon appointment, during service and before promotion to enhance their quality
  • Set aside $2 billion under the Quality Education Fund to launch a three-year programme to support e-learning and to ensure that students from disadvantaged families will enjoy equal learning opportunities
  • Support the provision of new teaching facilities and a student hostel for the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Youth Development

  • Launch the Funding Scheme for Youth Entrepreneurship in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), under which subsidies will be provided for about 200 youth start-ups, and earmark $100 million under the Youth Development Fund for this purpose
  • Launch the GBA Youth Employment Scheme under which enterprises operating business in both Hong Kong and the GBA Mainland cities will be provided with subsidies to recruit and deploy local university graduates to work in the GBA Mainland cities with a quota of 2 000

Creating Employment

  • In addition to providing about 10 000 civil service job openings and creating about 30 000 time-limited jobs under the second round of the Anti-epidemic Fund (of which over 11 000 jobs are suitable for university graduates) this financial year, the Government will create more sector-specific job opportunities, covering environmental protection, construction and engineering, innovation and technology, property management, legal, creative industries, etc., for young people graduating in recent years
  • Provide 20 000 places with training allowance under the Employees Retraining Board's new tranche of the Love Upgrading Special Scheme to be implemented in January 2021 for six months

International Innovation and Technology Hub

  • Jointly develop the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Co-operation Zone with Shenzhen, and explore with Shenzhen government the idea of allowing the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation to lease and manage certain areas of the Innovation and Technology Zone in Futian, Shenzhen, before the completion of the first batch of research and development (R&D) buildings in the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park at the Lok Ma Chau Loop
  • Launch a five-year Global STEM Professorship Scheme at a cost of $2 billion to attract outstanding R&D talent from overseas to engage in R&D work in Hong Kong
  • Release the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong 2.0 in December 2020 with more than 130 smart city initiatives
  • Launch the iAM Smart one-stop service platform in December 2020 for the delivery of a number of government and public utility electronic services

 

The Policy Address Supplement used more infographics to make the document more readable and listed out those ongoing and new initiatives. You may wish to refer to the following chapters of the Supplement -
Chapter V - Unlimited Business Opportunities
Chapter VII - Nurturing Talent
Chapter VIII - Caring Society

Back
/en/community-participation/stories/detail.htm?content-id=2392954§ion=SPA en /html/www/en/images/social-participation/stories/cover-photo/PA2020_900_en.jpg /html/www/en/images/social-participation/stories/cover-photo/PA2020_900_en.jpg /html/www/en/images/social-participation/stories/cover-photo/PA2020_900_en.jpg 2020 Policy Address - Striving Ahead with Renewed Perseverance Following 2019's social unrest and amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, there are a number of measures to support Hong Kong to strive ahead with renewed perseverance in the Policy Address 2020. We have made reference to the "Highlights - Striving Ahead with Renewed Perseverance" leaflet and summarised measures related to education, entrepreneurship and career pursuit for your reference: Quality Education Enhance moral, civic and national education, as well as strengthen education on the Constitution, the Basic Law and national security Reform the liberal studies subject in the senior secondary curriculum Enhance the training of teachers upon appointment, during service and before promotion to enhance their quality Set aside $2 billion under the Quality Education Fund to launch a three-year programme to support e-learning and to ensure that students from disadvantaged families will enjoy equal learning opportunities Support the provision of new teaching facilities and a student hostel for the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Youth Development Launch the Funding Scheme for Youth Entrepreneurship in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), under which subsidies will be provided for about 200 youth start-ups, and earmark $100 million under the Youth Development Fund for this purpose Launch the GBA Youth Employment Scheme under which enterprises operating business in both Hong Kong and the GBA Mainland cities will be provided with subsidies to recruit and deploy local university graduates to work in the GBA Mainland cities with a quota of 2 000 Creating Employment In addition to providing about 10 000 civil service job openings and creating about 30 000 time-limited jobs under the second round of the Anti-epidemic Fund (of which over 11 000 jobs are suitable for university graduates) this financial year, the Government will create more sector-specific job opportunities, covering environmental protection, construction and engineering, innovation and technology, property management, legal, creative industries, etc., for young people graduating in recent years Provide 20 000 places with training allowance under the Employees Retraining Board's new tranche of the Love Upgrading Special Scheme to be implemented in January 2021 for six months International Innovation and Technology Hub Jointly develop the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Co-operation Zone with Shenzhen, and explore with Shenzhen government the idea of allowing the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation to lease and manage certain areas of the Innovation and Technology Zone in Futian, Shenzhen, before the completion of the first batch of research and development (R&D) buildings in the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park at the Lok Ma Chau Loop Launch a five-year Global STEM Professorship Scheme at a cost of $2 billion to attract outstanding R&D talent from overseas to engage in R&D work in Hong Kong Release the Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong 2.0 in December 2020 with more than 130 smart city initiatives Launch the iAM Smart one-stop service platform in December 2020 for the delivery of a number of government and public utility electronic services   The Policy Address Supplement used more infographics to make the document more readable and listed out those ongoing and new initiatives. You may wish to refer to the following chapters of the Supplement - Chapter V - Unlimited Business OpportunitiesChapter VII - Nurturing TalentChapter VIII - Caring Society 2392954 |CareerEducation||YouthDevelopment||Innovation| |SPA||SA||CSA| 2020-12-03 00:00:00.0

You may be interested in