“E&M Gear Up!” at Electrical and Mechanical
Trades Expo 2018
With the rapid development of innovation and technology as well as extensive use of novel technologies, the scope of work in the E&M industry has become increasingly diversified. Meanwhile, a number of major infrastructure projects will continue to proceed in the coming years, showing huge potential for the development of the E&M industry. It is now the best time for young people to join the industry.
To promote the development of the E&M industry in Hong Kong, EMSD and the Hong Kong E&M Trade Promotion Working Group jointly hosted the E&M Trades Expo 2018 at the Education & Careers Expo between 1 and 4 February. A seminar series entitled “E&M Gear Up!” was also held on the E&M Day on 2 February. Representatives of the industry were invited to introduce the latest information on training, career prospects and promotion pathways of the E&M trade, with a view to attracting new talents to the industry.
Addressing the opening ceremony, the Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services, Mr. Sit Wing-hang, said that the Government was committed to the development of innovation and technology. With the country’s Belt and Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area Development, there would be an increasing number of major infrastructure projects in Hong Kong. He encouraged aspiring young people to join the E&M industry to build the future of Hong Kong together.
At the Expo, we designed games with different applications, including the Building Information Modelling – Asset Management (BIM-AM) system that we developed, to enable audience experience how technology could help maintain the central air-conditioning system at a hospital. We also conducted E&M quizzes and awarded every participant an E&M A-Team membership card with his/her portrait printed on it. Through these activities, we hoped to arouse young people’s interest in joining the industry and their sense of commitment. Moreover, the exhibition booth attracted a large number of students, parents and other members of the public who were eager to obtain information about ways of joining the industry.
The Hong Kong E&M Trade Promotion Working Group, formed by EMSD and 18 trade organisations, unions and associations, is committed to promoting the sustainable development of the E&M industry.