Hong Kong – Kowloon Bay Student Health Service Centre to resume service

Kowloon Bay Student Health Service Centre to resume service

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     The Department of Health (DH) today (July 29) announced that its Kowloon Bay Student Health Service Centre (SHSC) will resume operation to provide annual health assessment services for Primary One and Secondary One students in the school year 2020/21 starting from August 2. 

     Apart from Kowloon Bay SHSC, the services are also provided at Chai Wan SHSC, Kowloon City Lions Clubs SHSC, Lam Tin SHSC, Sha Tin SHSC, South Kwai Chung SHSC, Tuen Mun SHSC and Western SHSC. Parents will be notified of the specific arrangements of the health assessment.

     For enquiries, please contact the centres concerned during service hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm (except public holidays). Details of the centres are available at www.studenthealth.gov.hk/english/centre/centre.html.

     Meanwhile, the DH will continue to implement stringent infection control measures at service units, of which, all clients with appointments and visitors must put on surgical masks and have their body temperature checked.

Hong Kong – SCS meets with student interns of Administrative Service (with photos)

SCS meets with student interns of Administrative Service (with photos)

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     The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Patrick Nip, today (July 27) met with university students participating in the Administrative Service Summer Internship Programme to learn about their internship experience, and encouraged them to apply for the Administrative Officer (AO) post upon graduation to contribute to the country and serve society.
 
     Mr Nip said the Administrative Service Summer Internship Programme aims at offering university students a better grasp of the work of AOs and the chance to get hands-on experience of working in the Government, thereby facilitating their future career planning. He said he was pleased to learn that the programme was well received among students, with a record high of some 280 applications this year.
 
     “The civil service constitutes an important component of the political structure of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and is the backbone of the HKSAR Government. The Administrative Service is the core of the civil service. Being multi-skilled professional administrators, AOs are posted to different bureaux, departments and district offices as well as offices outside Hong Kong at regular intervals to undertake different areas of work, including assisting in the formulation and implementation of policies, resource allocation and district administration, as well as important duties such as the promotion of Hong Kong’s interests in the Mainland and overseas. In the face of the many challenges, we are looking for talents who have outstanding capabilities and are highly committed to contributing to the country and serving society to join the Administrative Service to support Hong Kong to strive ahead with renewed perseverance.”
 
     This year, a total of 84 Hong Kong students studying in local and non-local universities have been posted to 28 government bureaux and departments, taking up duties similar in nature to those of AOs. The participants generally hold the view that the internship programme has enabled them to obtain hands-on experience in working with serving AOs to see for themselves the Government’s operation and the diversified work of AOs, and to gain a more in-depth understanding of public administration.

Hong Kong – Student interns equip themselves for the future by accumulating experience (with photos)

Student interns equip themselves for the future by accumulating experience (with photos)

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     Students of the Shine Skills Centre of the Vocational Training Council who participated in a government internship scheme this year have served their internships at various government departments for eight weeks, and today (April 23) is the last day of their internships. The Secretary for the Civil Service, Mr Patrick Nip, met with students who were assigned to the Civil Service Bureau (CSB) yesterday (April 22) to learn about their internship experience, and encouraged them to continue to equip themselves for the future.

     A total of 35 students from the Shine Skills Centre participating in the scheme were assigned to 23 government bureaux and departments for around eight weeks of internships. Among them, upon completion of their internships, Mr Yan Yuk-wang and Mr Wong Ka-chun started missing the days of their internships. They said they appreciated the guidance and support from their mentors while being able to meet with many colleagues.

     Mr Yan is taking the course of Programme Assistant Practice at the Shine Skills Centre. He was attached to the Training and Development Section of the General Grades Office of the CSB, where he mainly assisted in preparing programmes and course materials. He said that the precious internship enabled him to accumulate practical experience and understand his interests more.

     Mr Wong was deployed to the Official Languages Division, where he mainly assisted in handling clerical work and classification of files. Mr Wong said that the internship had given him an opportunity to experience a real work environment for the first time and provided him with opportunities to learn to communicate and get along with others, helping him to integrate with society in the future.

     “It is a valuable opportunity to have an internship at a government department. I believe the students will appreciate that internship is also a kind of training. I hope they will share their experience with other students taking part in the scheme,” Mr Nip said.

     Mr Nip was pleased to know that other than the students deployed to the CSB, students deployed to other bureaux and departments also made efforts in gaining new knowledge and worked actively throughout their internships. Their good conduct and work performance have been highly commended by their colleagues of participating departments and mentors.

     The CSB launched the internship scheme in 2016 to enable students with special education needs to have internship opportunities in the Government and gain practical work experience, as well as to allow civil service colleagues to better appreciate their talents and potential. 

     Mr Nip said that the internship scheme assigned students to take up diverse jobs having regard to their aptitudes and interests, such as graphic design, editing and processing databases, arranging course materials, and event co-ordination and support, to enable students to develop their strengths. He expressed the belief that the two-month work experience would help students orient their future development as well as cultivate their personal growth.