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Strive and Rise Programme starts recruitment of mentees

The Government has announced earlier the launch of the “Strive and Rise Programme” which aims to address intergenerational poverty by helping underprivileged students, who join the Programme as mentees, achieve their life goals and strive for upward mobility. Three Key Elements 1. Mentorship Mentees will each be paired up with a volunteer mentor who will share his/her life experience to help the mentees build up their self-confidence and guide them to develop their personal goals in a proactive and positive manner; the mentors will also assist their mentees in developing positive financial planning concepts and applying effectively the financial support provided under the Programme. 2. Personal Development Plans Mentors will inspire mentees to explore more possibilities for personal development, develop action plans and make good use of financial resources to achieve their personal development plans under guidance. 3. Financial Support Each mentee will be given a start-up sum of $5,000 for spending under the guidance of the mentor to achieve his/her personal development plan; upon successful completion of the Programme, a scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to the mentee for his/her own deployment by applying the financial planning concepts acquired. Structured Programme The Programme comprises five components, namely Orientation Session, Training Sessions, Mentor-Mentee Interactive Sessions, Group Visits, and Graduation and Extended Networking.   The first round of the Programme will last one year and targets to recruit 2 000 Secondary One to Secondary Three students. Students may approach their schools or non-governmental organisations that assist in implementing the Programme (“District Organisers”) for enquiries and applications (Click here for contacts of District Organisers). Applications will close on 28 September.

Career & Study

22-09-2022

[Now recruiting] What you need to know when applying for EO II (Executive Officer II)

Roles and DutiesExecutive Officers are professional managers who specialise in resource and system management. Posted around different government policy bureaux and departments, they enjoy a wide variety of work and have the opportunity to work with people of different backgrounds. They will be provided with structured training at various stages of their career to develop them into professional resource and system managers.The Government looks for quality people with leadership potential and commitment. Executive Officers should have good analytical ability and judgement, as well as good interpersonal and communication skills. They should also be versatile and innovative. Above all, we look for talents who share the Grade's vision to serve Hong Kong by providing the highest quality of service in the management of public organisations. 2022-23 Recruitment Exercise Timeline (Now recruiting! Closing date: 7/10/2022, 5pm. Please click here for details)- Application Period for the Executive Officer II (EOII) Post -> 17 September 2022 to 7 October 2022 5:00 p.m.- Joint Administrative Officer / Executive Officer / Trade Officer /  Transport Officer Recruitment Examination (JRE) -> 10 December 2022 (tentative)- Selection Interview -> February to May 2023 (tentative)- Earliest Batch of Offers of Appointments (subject to clearance of all recruitment formalities) -> May 2023 (tentative) *The above information on timeline is for reference only. Entry Requirementsa. a bachelor's degree from a university in Hong Kong, or equivalent; andb. Level 2 in the two language papers (Use of Chinese and Use of English) in the Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) or equivalent results ;c. a Pass result in the Aptitude Test paper in the CRE; andd. a Pass result in the Basic Law and National Security Law Test (BLNST) (Degree / Professional Grades).  Remuneration Package1. Starting SalaryThe entry pay for an Executive Officer II is Master Pay Scale Point 15 which is at present HK$32,545 per month2. Annual Vacation LeaveAnnual vacation leave of 18 days per year3. Fringe Benefits - medical and dental benefits.4. Fringe Benefits - housing benefits. For more details, please visit the website of Civil Service Bureau. Applicants could watch the video below for better preparation of the interview.(The video is broadcasted in Cantonese)  

Gov Job

21-09-2022

Hong Kong Innox Academy

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Startup

11-08-2022

Exciting activities celebrating HKSAR 25th anniversary being rolled out

The Government is joining hands with different sectors of the community to organise a wide variety of celebratory events and activities under the theme “New Era - Stability, Prosperity, Opportunity” for the public to participate to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Everyone is welcome to take part and share the joy! A dedicated Facebook page and an Instagram account were also launched to keep members of the public posted of various celebration activities.A rich array of celebration activities will be rolled out successively across the territory, including arts and culture, leisure and recreation, wines and cuisine as well as various thematic seminars.Arts and culture, leisure and recreationAs for arts and cultural activities, apart from the inaugural exhibitions for the new extension of the Oil Street Art Space (Oi!), the much-anticipated Hong Kong Palace Museum will be opened to the public soon, showcasing over 900 precious relics from the Palace Museum and artefacts from around the globe. Moreover, artwork installations that integrate science with art will be displayed on both sides of Victoria Harbour from end-June. In July and August, exhibitions showcasing precious dinosaur fossil skeletons, featuring Italian treasures from the National Museum of Capodimonte and displaying invaluable cultural relics of Dunhuang grottoes will be held.In addition, the Happy@Parks series will be held from mid-June for everyone to enjoy the fun-filled parks through a variety of activities and games. Hongkong Post will issue on July 1 a set of commemorative stamps to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR.In addition to the activities, the joyful atmosphere in the community will be further enhanced in all 18 districts with various publicity and city dress-up installations which beautify the cityscape and offer attractions for photo-taking. The major programmes include installations at the Victoria Harbour promenades, as well as erecting floral fields and floral walls, setting up theme garden displays and enhancements of roadside amenity areas at major locations and parks under the "Blossom Around Town" programme.Wines and cuisineThe Hong Kong Tourism Board will also organise various mega celebration events, including the Special Edition of "A Symphony of Lights" and "Hong Kong Cocktail Hopping" in July, as well as "Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival" in October, etc.Caring the community and organising thematic seminarsThe Home Affairs Department (HAD) will co-ordinate the "Celebrations for All" project, in which the elderly and less privileged families can share the joy of the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland through family visits and participation in territory-wide as well as district celebratory events. In collaboration with clansman organisations, the HAD will also organise promotion projects under the theme of "connecting to homeland and searching for roots", among which a signature event, "Clansmen Culture Exhibition", will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from July 6 to 12.The 25th Anniversary theme songThe 25th Anniversary theme song titled "Heading Forward" is produced by Radio Television Hong Kong. It showcases new opportunities brought about by the country to Hong Kong and encourages young people to seize these opportunities and work together to enable Hong Kong to move forward in sustaining prosperity and stability. The theme song is written and produced by renowned musician Keith Chan and composed, arranged and recorded by musician Alan Cheung. A total of 28 local and Mainland singers are invited to perform together for the first time. Please visit the dedicated website for the latest information about the celebratory events.

3rd Phase of Futuremakers' First Job Youth Employment and Subsidy Programme

To support youth employment and help SMEs weather the difficult time, St. James’ Settlement and Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited jointly introduced the “Futuremakers’ First Job Youth Employment and Subsidy Programme” in 2020. The programme encouraged SMEs to provide full time or short-term job opportunities for graduates by subsidising half of the wages of the youths employed. In the past 2 years, the programme has successfully helped over 300 graduates to find suitable jobs. SMEs would be able to explore suitable talents through the job matching platform, while DSE, post-secondary and university graduates will be able to find job opportunities which suit their interests and abilities. Corporates will receive half of the wages of each youth hired or up to HK$39,000 over a 6-month period. Participating youths will also be provided with job seeking skills and employment trainings as well as guaranteed interview opportunities within two weeks of the launch of the programme. The third phase of the programme is now accepting applications from 2020, 2021 or 2022 graduates. For more details, please visit the official website. If you have any enquiries, please call 2596 2569 or e-mail to futuremakers.enquiry@sjs.org.hk.

Career & Study

05-07-2022

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