Attracting the Young Generation
Organised by the EMSD and the Hong Kong Electrical and Mechanical Trade Promotion Working Group, the Electrical and Mechanical Expo 2019 with the theme “E&M New Momentum” was held on 8 March at the Vocational Training Council Kwai Chung Complex, introducing to young people the latest training information, development prospects and promotion opportunities in the E&M trade.
In addition to exhibition booths, the Expo also made use of virtual reality which enabled visitors to experience the development and application of innovative technology in the E&M industry. By means of interactive E&M quiz games, we showcased the contribution of the E&M trade in building a smart Hong Kong. Our technician trainees were also present at the Expo to introduce the EMSD’s Technician Training Scheme, for which on-the-spot applications were accepted, thus making it easier for interested youngsters to join the trade.
Besides, the EMSD has spared no effort in talent training, and encouraged trainees to accept challenges and test their own skills through participation in open competitions. Two of our technician trainees have been selected to participate in the 45th WorldSkills Competition to be held in Kazan, Russia, in August this year, representing Hong Kong in the refrigeration and air-conditioning as well as electrical installations categories. They are now actively preparing themselves for the competition, including participating in trainings and invitation tournaments in different countries, so as to enhance their skills and bring glory to Hong Kong.
You are welcome to view the promotional video of the EMSD’s Technician Training Scheme by visiting the website: https://bit.ly/2um0q9u