CAREER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME
help youths make informed career choice by introducing them to different professionals
- to explore with students the possible choices for their future and make plans accordingly to meet their goals
- to link those students interested in certain industries with those already succeeded entering the industry
- to encourage students to be open to possible occupations available and to look for related guidance from professionals
- to provide further suggested solutions for students' career planning
This Programme contains 4 core initiatives:
- Meet and Share
- Online Support
- The Impact Report
MEET & SHARE
Project Share will design, initiate and facilitate meetings for students first in Tin Shui Wai, Tuen Mun, Yuen Long and Tung Chung, then with corporate partners with the objectives of:
- Sharing successes, failures and experiences;
- identifying challenges in overcoming recognised obstacles;
- exploring how all stakeholders can contribute (collectively “lessons learned”); and
- recording and providing wider access to lessons learned;
These meetings aim to provide a platform for the youth to explore and discuss openly, in guided manner, their experiences as well as to identify more structured solutions as they encounter educational and career decisions and challenges.
Who will be involved in the discussion?
CAP is dedicated to serving young people under the age of 21 studying in Band II and III secondary schools located in disadvantaged areas of Hong Kong, primarily Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long, Tuen Mun and Tung Chung.
Young people at various levels of self- and career development will be involved:
- those who have succeeded in finding employment outside their own locale;
- those who are trying to enhance their lives; and
- those intending to try but still in school.
More about participants
- Participants’ age: 13-21 (Form 1-6)
- Each year, Project Share will recruit new youth to the meeting (minimum increment of 5% per annum)
- Band II and III students – they do relatively poorer academically and has a lower ability to enter universities
- Not gender biased
Involvement of corporate partners
Project Share work with corporate partners to explain how people can enter specific companies. Corporate partners will organise site visits; provide speakers to share how they were able to work in such an organisation; and enhance students’ understanding of the expectations of employers and how young people can prepare to fulfill them.
HANDBOOK FOR SERVICE INDUSTRY
As part of programme, a Handbook will be produced that specifically aims at bridging the disabling information gap. They contain what we have learned and are learning about the deficiencies in the youth’s knowledge. Topics include those that we know from experience the youth, the parents and their teachers lack or have poor access because they have no experience in these sectors.
As part of that specific important topics include:
- further education decisions;
- financial issues, such as whether to get an education loan;
- how internships may help and how to secure them;
- employers’ expectations;
- development of desirable character traits;
- how to get promotion; and
- case studies.
We will be offering career assistance support online. The system is currently under construction and review, we will announce its launch once ready.