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Cheers for the Good "New" Days
We are also delighted to introduce the new management of the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD). Under their leadership, EMSD will continue to introduce new technology, offer our clients engineering solutions and scale new heights.
"E&M Go!" Turns a New Page in E&M Talent Cultivation
EMSD and the trade are dedicated to the training of young technicians and recruitment of new talents. In 2012, we jointly formed the Hong Kong Electrical and Mechanical Trade Promotion Working Group (Working Group) which has put considerable effort into promoting the industry development and organising various promotional activities to attract youngsters to join us. EMSD has been playing an active role in attracting new blood to the industry. Last year, we started to invest $600 million in training technician trainees. It is the first time that EMSD trains up about 100 Technician Trainees II (4-year) per year for the industry, with the aim to train up 500 technicians. At the same time, a new scheme namely "Pilot Cooperative Apprentice Training Scheme" was launched in 2016. The scheme has been well received by the trade and has attracted 24 organisations to participate so far.
This year, EMSD took the lead to organise the “E&M Go!” Orientation Ceremony on 11 September to welcome about 800 young trainees and encourage them to pursue their aspirations in the trade. The Chief Secretary for Administration, Mr. Matthew Cheung, was invited to officiate at the ceremony. In his speech, Mr. Cheung encouraged the new apprentices to grasp the opportunity to better equip themselves and contribute to the development of Hong Kong and the E&M industry. He pointed out that the E&M industry is very important. “It’s the ‘engine’ of the society. Without it, the entire society cannot be ‘powered up’ and thus cannot operate.” Mr. Cheung also expressed his appreciation of the Working Group’s dedication to promoting the E&M industry over the years.
At the ceremony, we also invited some professional engineering personnel who have completed the technician training scheme to share their working experiences to showcase the professional image and promising career prospects of the E&M trade, giving the new comers and their families a better understanding of the work and development of the industry. This also aimed to change the mindset that “blue-collar workers will not have a bright future”, and attract more young people to join our big family.