On 2 February 2023, Careers Committee organized various workplace visits to S5 students to inspire their exploration of career opportunities, gain insight into the world of work, experience the dynamic working environments. Each S5 student was able to choose their favourite workplace to visit. They were organised into 6 groups for different workplace visits.
A group visited Centre for Novostics at the Science Park and marvelled at the cutting-edge research facilities there. They also listened to a sharing session given by Professor Jacky Lam, the Assistant Professor of the Department of Chemical Pathology. He explained his latest research project and answered their questions about career development.
At the Arborist Workshop, our students learnt how arborists cultivate, manage and study individual trees, shrubs and other perennial woody plants.
Some of our science lovers enrolled in Chinese Medicine Analyzation and DNA Identification Workshop in which they got a grasp of how the advance in molecular technology improves the herb authentication based on Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) to give an accurate authentication of traditional Chinese Medicine.
To address the needs of those who are interested in pursuing studies in childcare, a workshop namely Innovative and Technology Teaching Strategies Workshop was organized. Students learnt how to design a calming sensory bottle to redirect children with special needs in the midst of a meltdown.
Participants fond of makeup set foot in Make Up for Every Academy (HK) where they learnt some fundamental but professional makeup techniques and had a taste of using different cosmetics for their schoolmates.
The learning at Maritime Museum shone a light on how exciting the life of working at sea could be. Some reflected the overwhelming job positions of each rank and the rewarding remuneration and future prospects widened their horizons in choosing their careers.
From their reflective journals, we believed that our students found the visit a truly memorable and insightful one! The organisers were also pleased with our students’ meticulous work and their seriousness throughout the whole journey. Here are some of our students’ reflections.
It is a great honour to partake in this activity. It is undeniable that this helped me to broaden my horizon and learn more about career planning. Ranging in the laboratory and conversing with scientists, I have learned their sentiments on different aspects. To cite an example, Professor Lam believed that Hong Kong has its unique edges in scientific research: Vanguard technology, multiple opportunities and exciting vistas. Not only was this opportunity precious to me, but I am also certain it will take my career planning up a notch.
By 5C Kwok Chun Hoi
I am honoured to be able to participate in this event, and I have benefited a lot. I not only have a more specific direction for my career planning, but also have a deeper understanding of the current situation and prospects of Hong Kong’s scientific research. I am very grateful for the opportunity to participate in this event.
By 5C Shek Hiu Yau