Attracting Youngsters to Join the E&M Trade
Through the “Life Buddies” Mentoring Scheme co-ordinated by the Commission on Poverty, we hope to attract young people to join the E&M trade. The EMSD participating team is formed by our colleagues voluntarily. Being mentors, the volunteer team members interact with senior secondary students and regularly design and conduct various mentoring and training activities for participating students. In the 2018/19 academic year, we have organised visits to the EMSD, the Central Government Offices, the Marine Department, the Civil Aviation Department, the North District Hospital, the Fire Services Department’s equipment maintenance centre, sewage treatment plant, etc., enabling students to have a better understanding of the E&M engineering facilities and services, as well as the work of our various client departments. We have also shared with students our work experience, so as to guide them in charting the way forward and doing life planning.
The EMSD has been joining the “Life Buddies” Mentoring Scheme for three consecutive years since 2016. The scheme aims to promote a mentoring culture by encouraging businesses and individuals to be mentors to inspire and guide the young generation, help them broaden their horizons and develop a vision for their future, and motivate them to make good preparation for pursuing their education, training or career goals.