School-based Mentoring Programme
Civil Engineering and Development Department X Ju Ching Chu Secondary School (Tuen Mun)
Mentors organised a visit to the City Gallery and the "Seaport 90-90th Anniversary Exhibition" for mentees. Apart from learning about the importance of infrastructure projects to Hong Kong, mentors also shared with the mentees the work of the department, enhancing mentees’ awareness and interest in civil engineering.
Teenage Density Association of FLU X The Yuen Yuen Institute MFBM Nei Ming Chan Lui Chung Tak Memorial College
With the aim of enhancing mentees’ understanding of the catering industry, mentors arranged an experiential activity at HKFLU Club for mentees. Mentors invited two Chinese chefs to demonstrate and teach cooking. Mentees tried to cook on their own, which enhanced their self-confidence. After the activity, the chefs shared their working experience in catering industry with mentees.
The RHEMA Social Services X Christian & Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Secondary School
The RHEMA Social Services mentoring team and their mentees visited the Mary Hospital, where mentees had the opportunity to visit the Accident and Emergency Department and the Physical Therapy Department of the hospital. Mentors invited the staff of the hospital to explain their daily job duties with mentees and introduced the different uses of various medical equipment. Through interaction with mentors and staff members, mentees could better assess whether they were suited for the medical industry and better prepare for their future.
Dragages Hong Kong Limited X Shun Tak Fraternal Association Seaward Woo College
Mentors arranged for mentees to visit one of the construction site offices in their company, so that mentees could have an in-depth understanding of the work of the construction industry. Apart from visiting the indoor and outdoor working environment, mentees had the opportunity to try on the safety clothing and use virtual reality (VR) technology to experience working in a construction site in preparation for the job tasting session of the next mentoring activity.
Department of Health X Buddhist Wong Wan Tin College
To enhance mentees’ understanding of the work of healthcare sector, mentors shared basic medical knowledge with them. During the activity, mentors explained the steps of proper hand washing and use of surgical masks. Mentors also taught Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and brought first aid models for mentees’ practice. Mentees were very interested in the healthcare industry, and thoroughly enjoyed the activity.
Hong Kong Teachers' Association Lee Heng Kwei Secondary School Individual Mentor Team
Mentors brought their mentees to visit the Department of Hotel, Service and Tourism Studies at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) Haking Wong Campus. In the activity, mentees enhanced their understanding of the industry and the career paths after studying hotel, service and tourism studies.
Buddhist Wong Wan Tin College Individual Mentor Team
Mentors and mentees visited the SARDA Shek Kwu Chau Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre. Apart from touring the facilities of the centre, mentees have the opportunity to interact with the healthcare professionals, social worker and other rehabilitation team supporting staff. They also helped to clean tidy up the centre. Through this volunteer activity, it was aimed at encouraging mentees to contribute to society while building up team spirit and enhancing the mentoring relationship.
PCCW and HKT x Yan Chai Hospital Second Secondary School
Mentors for mentees to attend a technology fair as the conclusion to the fruitful wonderful academic year. At the fair, mentees were able to try out the latest technology products, such as electric cars and virtual reality equipment. Apart from broadening their horizons, mentees also learnt more about the development of the innovation and technology industry and were encouraged to consider joining related sectors.
Immigration Department x Buddhist Mau Fung Memorial College
As the last activity under the Scheme, mentors and mentees took the opportunity to share their takeaways and reflections. Mentees thanked mentors for their companionship and guidance throughout the year, making the Scheme a rewarding experience for them. On the other hand, mentors encouraged mentees to continuing striving for their goals.
Department of Health x Buddhist Wong Wan Tin College
Under the Scheme, mentees had the opportunity to visit the Department of Health and were introduced to its constituent departments, such as the drug office and elderly health service, etc. Apart from playing work simulation games, mentors also shared their working experiences with mentees with a view to informing mentees of the duties of various roles in the Department and offering them a basic understanding for joining the healthcare sector in future.
Dragages Hong Kong Limited x Christ College
At the final activity, mentees were arranged to meet the director of Dragages. Through the career sharing, mentors hoped to inspire mentees to work hard and better equip themselves in order to pursue their dream career. In addition, mentees shared their takeaways and reflections in turn to serve as a conclusion for the Scheme.
HSBC x S. K. H. Holy Trinity Church Secondary School
In the final mentoring activity, mentors concluded the mentoring programme of the school year with mentees. Mentors shared the nature of the banking industry as well as their sweet and sour moments. Mentees were also invited to give a presentation consolidating their takeaways from the business simulation project throughout the programme.
Chinese Estate Holdings Limited x Concordia Lutheran School - North Point
Mentors arranged for mentees to site visit one of the shopping mall managed by the corporate, so that mentees can have an in-depth understanding of the work in the property leasing and management industry. Mentees then had the opportunity to visit the Headquarters of the corporate to learn more about the job duties of different departments in preparation for the job tasting element of the next mentoring activity.
The Federation of Hong Kong and Kowloon Labour Unions x Kowloon Technical School
With the aim of enhancing mentee’s understanding of the environmental industry, a selected emerging industry enjoying advantages for further development, mentors invited the staff of the Eco Industry Labour Union to introduce mentees to the environmental industry, including its employment prospect, environmental protection education and measures, etc. They even demonstrated how to make a natural handmade soap, so as to let mentees understand the importance of protecting the environment throughout their daily lives. After the activity, mentors shared their working experience and career path with mentees and encouraged them to further enrich themselves in their life planning.
Hong Kong Health Check & Medical Diagnostic Group Limited x Fanling Rhenish Church Secondary School
Mentors conducted the “DISC Personality Test” with mentees to assist them learn more about their strengths and interests, in order to facilitate planning for their future studies and career. Apart from better understanding their personality and working style, they also gained tips on effective ways of communicating with others of a different personality through the assessment, making early preparation for entering the workplace.
Hong Kong Fire Services Department (Team C) x Buddhist Tai Kwong Chi Hong College
Mentees invited their mentors to form a team to compete in their school’s sports day. Team sports enhanced the communication between mentors and mentees as well as built up their relationship of mutual trust. At the same time, mentors wished to encourage mentees that with collaboration and mutual support, all difficulties in their future studies and career can be tackled.
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department & Hong Kong Observatory x Ho Fung College (Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen)
To enhance mentees' understanding of the work of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, mentors arranged for their mentees to visit different teams under the Department, and especially introduced the methodology in preventing and controlling pest borne diseases. During the activity, mentors also shared their working experience with mentees, facilitating an all-rounded reflection on their future career development.
Government Flying Service x Ling Liang Church E Wun Secondary School
Mentors prepared a series of career guidance activities for mentees, including mock group interview, impromptu presentation training and visit to the virtual reality aircrew training system of the Government Flying Service. It is an invaluable opportunity for mentees to be able to experience daily training of members of the Service. Mentees were extremely curious about what they heard and saw during the visit and proactively asked mentors lots of questions.
KPMG x Caritas Tuen Mun Marden Foundation Secondary School
Mentors and mentees participated in the firm’s “corporate challenge day”. In a leisurely environment, mentees could more concretely experience the firm’s corporate culture through personal participation. Throughout the activity, mentees had to collaborate and co-ordinate with mentors to complete every challenge with full devotion, Thereby, mentees could develop their team spirit and communication skills.
Hong Kong Police Force (Team A) x Caritas Fanling Chan Chun Ha Secondary School
Apart from their own expertise, mentoring teams often provide a wider range of experience for mentees through their personal and organizational network. Taking the Hong Kong Police Force (Team A) as an example, mentors brought mentees to a Chinese restaurant, where mentees experienced the job as a waiter and a chef, broadening their exposure to other industries. The representative from the restaurant also shared his growth and career stories to encourage mentees to follow their dreams.
Hong Kong Police Force (Team B) x Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College
Mentors invited mentees to visit the Hong Kong Police College. Apart from watching the passing-out parade, mentees even had the invaluable opportunity to watching the training of police recruits. As it was the first time for most mentees to be closely in contact with police training, they were deeply interested. Through the visit and interaction with mentors, mentees can have a more comprehensive understanding on the application criteria, job duties and training in disciplined services.
Home Affairs Department x Leung Shek Chee College
Mentors visited the school and gave an introductory talk on the work of civil servants to mentees. Through sharing on mentors’ personal work experience, mentees familiarised themselves with to the entry requirements and job nature of various grades in the Government. Mentors later discussed with mentees in groups on their views towards life planning, and by doing so strengthening their bonding.
Office of the Government Chief Information Officer x Newman Catholic College
Mentors brought their mentees out of school to visit Cyberport. The tour had a packed schedule covering a wide range of activities, including a sharing session with the young inventor, Mr Stark CHAN Yik-hei, visiting the office of Microsoft Hong Kong Limited as well as the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer in Cyberport, and experiencing virtual reality (VR), etc. Mentees were very interested in the innovation and technology industry, and thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
New Word Development Company Limited x Ng Yuk Secondary School
Apart from introducing the company’s property development business, mentors also organised different kinds of community activities for mentees, including joining the 2017/18 Share-To-Care Volunteer Campaign, Dialogue in the Dark Tour, etc. Through these community activities, mentors hoped that mentees can understand the importance of corporate social responsibility, develop empathy, and deal with challenges in life with a positive attitude.
Civil Engineering and Development Department x Ju Ching Chu Secondary School (Tuen Mun)
Mentors organized different kinds of activities for mentees, such as resume writing and mock interview workshop, visit to T·PARK and the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change, etc., so as to broaden their horizon. Apart from learning about the sustainable development work in environmental protection and conservation of the Government, mentees also enhanced their ability in striving towards their career goals.
Water Supplies Department & Drainage Services Department x San Wui Commercial Society Secondary School
The work of both Water Supplies Department and Drainage Services Department are closely related to the public’s daily life, yet very often students may have some misunderstanding on their job nature. To provide students with a clearer understanding of the departments’ work, mentors organized a job experience sharing workshop. Apart from introducing the job duties of officers of different grades, mentors also shared with students the general requirements and prospect of joining the civil service, so as to facilitate informed decision making on students’ future development pathways.
Deacons Cares x Sir Ellis Kadoorie Secondary School (West Kowloon)
In the workplace, one’s body language not only affects others’ perception, but also one’s self-confidence. Thus, mentors organised a body language workshop to convey to mentees how body language and self-confidence complement one another. Through practising eye contact, hand gestures and other body languages, mentees gradually built up their self-confidence.
G2000 (Apparel) Limited x Shun Tak Fraternal Association Tam Pak Yu College
With the aim of raising mentee’s awareness and interest in various roles of the fashion design industry, mentors organised a simulation activity for mentees to experience the design and manufacturing process of clothing products. Throughout the activity, mentees participated and interacted with mentors pro-actively. They also demonstrated their creativity and team spirit in designing clothes of a unique style.
Radio Television Hong Kong x La Salle College
To familiarise mentees with the working environment and operation of a radio station, apart designing their own script, mentees were given the opportunity to take part in actual shooting. During the activity, mentors also shared their working experience with mentees and responded to their queries about the workplace.
Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department x St. Francis of Assisi's College
Mentors brought their mentees to Intercity Through Train Station and Kai Tak Cruise Terminal to introduce them to the procedure of passenger clearance at control points. They then took part in an activity named “career mapping”, aiming at assisting mentees in formulating career goals.
Environmental Protection Department and Marine Department x Cotton Spinners Association Secondary School
The first step to life planning is self-understanding, and mentors hold a workshop with mentees based on such a topic. Under the company and guidance of mentors, mentees analysed their personality and experiences, and hence found out their strengths, weaknesses, future development opportunity and possible challenges in life. At the end, mentees set a goal for their ideal life in the future.
Highways Department x Ho Dao College
(Sponsored by Sik Sik Yuen)
Mentors from the Highways Department brought their mentees to visit the Lantau Link Viewing Platform and Visitors Centre. Apart from enjoying the stunning scenery of the Tsing Ma Bridge, mentees also learnt more about the infrastructure development in Hong Kong through the models and information displayed in the visitor centre. Mentors also shared with mentees the roles of Highways Department and other government departments in developing infrastructure. Later that day, mentors and mentees took part in a city hunt and team games, building up a close relationship.
Lands Department x Hoi Ping Chamber of Commerce Secondary School
Mentors from the Lands Department organized a visit to the Urban Renewal Authority for their mentees. With this as a starting point, mentors introduced the work of the Lands Department and various related industries to the mentees. At the same time, mentors also shared some memorable personal experiences at work, allowing mentees a more concrete understanding on the industry's characteristics, and provoking a more all-rounded reflection on mentees’ future career development.
Beautiful Life Team x Sha Tin Government Secondary School
Mentors from the Beautiful Life Team had their first gathering with mentees. Through a series of self-introductions and team games, mentors and mentees got to know each other better. They then took part in a unique group discussion session based on pictures of various themes, aiming at enhancing mentees' self-understanding and training them to think out of the box.
Hong Kong Fire Services Department (Team B) x Ching Chung Hau Po Woon Secondary School
At this activity, mentors brought their mentees to a fire station, introducing them to the typical job duties of firefighters and ambulancemen. Apart from demonstrating different fire and ambulance services vehicles, mentors even invited mentees to try operating the equipment inside the vehicles for themselves. At the same time, mentors also shared their memorable experience at work. Through the activity, mentors hoped that mentees can understand more about the vision and mission of the Fire Services Department, as well as learn from the persevering spirit of firefighters when facing adversities in striving for their goals and dreams.
Hong Kong Police Force (Team C) x Confucian Tai Shing Ho Kwok Pui Chun College
Mentors from Hong Kong Police Force invited mentees to visit the Police Tactical Unit (PTU) Headquarters. Apart from watching the rehearsal of the PTU Passing Out Parade, mentors introduced mentees to the PTU's arms and equipment, mentees even had the invaluable opportunity to personal try operating these equipment. Through the visit and interaction with mentors, mentees can have a more comprehensive understanding on the application criteria, daily job duties as well as the sweet and sour of working in disciplined services.
Construction Industry Council x Caritas Yuen Long Chan Chun Ha College
Mentors from the Construction Industry Council had their first gathering with mentees at school, and took part in ice-breaking activities. Through watching videos on knowledge about the construction industry and competing in a group quiz, mentors enhanced communication with their mentees and introduced them to various occupations within the construction industry.
Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO) x Po Leung Kuk Mrs. Ma Kam Ming-Cheung Fook Sien College
Mentors from HAECO invited mentees to visit the Hangar at the Hong Kong International Airport and introduced them to various aircraft examination procedures. As the hangar is a restricted area, it is an invaluable opportunity for mentees to be able to visit. They even had the chance to enter a real cockpit to experience being a pilot for once. Mentees were extremely curious about what they heard and saw during the visit and proactively asked mentors lots of questions. They concluded that the activity raised their understanding and interest in related industries.
Vega Technology Limited x SKH Kei Hau Secondary School
The Vega Mentoring Team and their mentees visited an elderly home. Apart from touring the facilities at the home, mentors and mentees chatted and played games with the elders. They also performed as well as distributed fruits and gift packs to the elders. Through such a meaningful volunteer activity, mentors hoped that, apart from working, mentees will also contribute to society through volunteering in their future career.
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital x Pui Tak Canossian College
Under the guidance of mentors from the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, mentees toured around School of Nursing campus in Wong Chuk Hang. Mentors and nursing students briefed mentees on the academic requirements and career path of a nurse, as well as explained their daily job duties. Furthermore, mentees had the opportunity to visit a simulated nursing ward and learn about various types of nursing equipment.Also, they personally experienced how to take care of a new-born baby. Through interaction with mentors, mentees can better assess whether they are suited for the medical industry and better prepare for their future.
Electrical and Mechanical Services Department x Hong Kong Teachers' Association Lee Heng Kwei Secondary School
Mentors from the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department brought their mentees to attend the Info Day of the Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) (Tsing Yi), so as to enhance their understanding on the multiple pathways for their further studies. Besides interacting with experienced mentors, mentees had the opportunity to sit in a seminar with actual IVE students, as well as understand the career paths after studying electrical and mechanical engineering from a sharing by an industry expert. Afterwards, mentors and mentees engaged in an exciting and fun archery competition, encouraging mentees to work hard towards their goals and wishing that one day, they will hit the bullseye.
Buddhist Wong Wan Tin College Individual Mentor Team
When dealing with academics and career choice, students often face pressure from various sources. In the activity, mentors introduced mentees to various ways of pressure management to mentees. Mentees were also able to put the skills in practice through playing a game. Through the activity, mentors hoped that mentees could rise to the challenges in life with a positive attitude.
Hong Kong Teachers' Association Lee Heng Kwei Secondary School Individual Mentor Team
In the last activity, mentors who worked in the manufacturing industry brought their mentees to visit Curtain City. Through the activity, mentees learnt about the nature of the industry as well as heard about mentors' career success stories, leaving a profound impression. Also, mentors and mentees consolidated their experiences throughout the year as a conclusion to the Scheme.
S. K. H. Holy Trinity Church Secondary School Individual Mentor Team
Individual mentors invited mentees to visit their workplace, an engineering consulting firm. Apart from introducing the historic development of the industry, mentors also briefed mentees on the services of the firm, including mechanical and electrical engineering, and building equipment design etc. enhancing mentees’ understanding of the engineering industry.
St. Antonius Girls' College Individual Mentor Team
Interest is always an important factor when choosing your career path. Mentors adopted the “Career Interest Assessment Tool” to assist mentees in learning more about their personalities, and thereby further exploring their career interests. With that in mind, mentees can set goals for their future and formulate plans for achieving their goals.
Buddhist Mau Fung Memorial College Individual Mentor Team
Individual mentors played the role of their mentees’ companions in the recent activity. Mentors listened attentively and sincerely to mentees’ sharing of their school and daily lives, giving their personal views and advice as necessary on adversities and challenges faced by mentees. Through the activity, they gradually developed a mutual trust between themselves and are striving together towards mentees’ career goals.
Fanling Rhenish Church Secondary School Individual Mentor Team
Individual mentors engaged their mentees first with an ice-breaking game to build team spirit. They then further discussed with their mentees their interests and life goals. In a game, they tried to segment their life time into 100 sections and allocate each section to items such as study, work, family and leisure, etc., in an attempt to estimate the proportion of time spent on each of these items. Mentees voiced their opinions enthusiastically and proactively participated in the activity, establishing their understanding on the concept of “life planning”.
Sir Ellis Kadoorie Secondary School (West Kowloon) Individual Mentor Team
Individual mentors from all walks of life formed a small team to enter the school and interact with their mentees. Together, they decided on the activity plan and schedule for the upcoming year. Also, mentors introduced their respective occupations, including their entry requirements and job duties, etc. The introduction covered a wide range of jobs, including flight attendants, information technology, etc., and was hugely beneficial to the mentees.