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Hong Kong Central Library hosts career talks for school graduates


As the end of the academic year approaches, many secondary school leavers are already sitting down to map out their futures. With these young people in mind, the Young Adult Library of the Hong Kong Central Library will hold a series of talks during July and August on career development and further education.

The first set of talks -- Career Talks for Secondary Students -- will be jointly presented by the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) and the Hong Kong Learning Community College. Four senior executives from the private sector will share their valuable working experience and brief students on career prospects and entry requirements for their respective fields. The talks will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, July 19 and July 26, from 6.30pm to 8pm at the Lecture Theatre of the central library. Details are as follows:

July 19

Business Sector: Logistics

Speaker: Mr Sammy Fong

(General Manager Crown Records Management Crown Worldwide (HK) Limited)

Business Sector: IT services

Speaker: Ms Mimi Ho

(Manager Government and Community Affairs Microsoft Law and Corporate Affairs)

These two talks will be conducted in Cantonese.

July 26

Business Sector: Service industry

Speaker: Mr Bill Ernest

(Managing Director, Operations Hong Kong Disneyland)

This talk will be conducted in English.

Business Sector: Broadcast media

Speaker: Mr Alvin Lee

(Director International Relations & Strategic Policy, Asia Pacific AOL Time Warner)

This talk will be conducted in English with a Cantonese interpretation.

Another talk -- Further Studies for Form 5 Graduates -- will be jointly presented by the HKPL and the Hong Kong Association of Careers Masters and Guidance Masters. It will coach students in preparing for the release of HKCEE results; the five stages of Form 6 admission procedure; how to look for an ideal school; and what to do if their scores are under 14. The talk, conducted in Cantonese, will be held on August 1 (Friday) from 5.30pm to 7pm at the Lecture Theatre of the HKCL.

Tickets for both talks will be available at the Young Adult Library, 6/F, Hong Kong Central Library from June 30 onwards. Each participant is entitled to two tickets on a first-come, first-served basis.

For enquires, call 2921 0335.

End/Saturday, June 28, 2003

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