Funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and organized by the Department of Social Work, CUHK, the CLAP for Youth@JC Phase II Public Seminar and Community of Practice Session on “COVID-19 Crisis and Employment Outlook 2021: Implications for Employment & Career and Life Development Services for Youth” was successfully held on 15 January 2021 via Zoom. Over 200 participants from different parts of the world, including the UK, France, Israel, South Korea, mainland China, and Hong Kong, attended the event.
It was an honour to have Dr. Anthony Mann, Senior Policy Analyst (Education and Skills), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Mr. Charles Hui, J.P., Assistant Commissioner, Labour Department of HKSAR government, and Mr. Joe Ngai, J.P., Senior Partner and the Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Greater China office as our guest speakers. They made inspiring presentations on the current trends and developments of career challenges faced by young people, opportunities available to young people, and future advances in career and life development services for youth. The presentations were eye-opening and brought in different perspectives from regional and global contexts.
The insightful reflections from commentators Prof. Steven Ngai, Director (Community, PI), CLAP for Youth@JC Phase II, Chairperson and Professor, Department of Social Work, CUHK and Ms. Hayly Leung, General Manager, Group HR Services, Group Human Resources, Jardine Matheson Limited supplemented the presentations well. Their sharing elaborated on the need to support young people in building their career and life development skills, heterogeneity of young people’s characteristics, and the importance of fostering ecosystem change. Moreover, meaningful discussions were made, and participants actively raised questions and comments during the roundtable discussion.
A group photo with guest speakers and commentators
Group photos with participants