Hong Kong and Guangdong Co-operate in Talent Training
The EMSD is committed to training young technicians for passing on professional skills and promoting E&M trade development. To strengthen collaboration and exchanges between technical training institutions in Guangdong and Hong Kong, as well as to enhance the professional standards of E&M technicians in both places, the EMSD and the Guangzhou Industry and Trade Technician College (GITTC) signed on 1 June this year a memorandum of co-operation for talent training. This memorandum not only broke the geographical boundaries, but also kick-started the long-term co-operation between both parties in training E&M talents and achieving their common development goals. Through this, we also hope to upgrade the professional standards of technicians, thereby enhancing the quality of our services provided to client departments and safeguarding their E&M assets.
Addressing the signing ceremony of the memorandum, Mr. Sit Wing-hang, Director of Electrical and Mechanical Services, pointed out that Hong Kong's co-operation with the Mainland in training technicians can, in the long term, build a co-operative relationship between the E&M trade in Hong Kong and in the Mainland. This will not only facilitate the overall development of the E&M industry, but also help promote interaction and collaboration between technicians from both places, creating development opportunities for young people in Hong Kong and further promoting integration of talents in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area.
According to the memorandum, the EMSD will, in the next three years, send technicians of different ranks in phases to participate in technical training courses provided by the GITTC to jointly enhance the standards of refrigeration and air-conditioning professionals. In addition, both parties plan to conduct a joint training programme for the 45th WorldSkills Competition 2019 to foster cultural and technological exchanges.
Guests attending the signing ceremony include representatives from different organisations in both places, including the Guangzhou Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Development Bureau, the Hong Kong Electrical and Mechanical Trade Promotion Working Group, participating organisations of the Pilot Cooperative Apprentice Training Scheme, the E&M delegation to the 44th WorldSkills Competition, the Office of the Director of Apprenticeship of the Vocational Training Council, the Hong Kong Productivity Council, etc.