Vox Pop

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 25 October, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 25 October, 2008, 12:00am

The world is ever-changing. Ambitious people always try to keep themselves equipped with the best and latest knowledge. Part-time studies while working, or leaving a job temporarily to study full time has become common. Classified Post asks Hongkongers what they would like to learn in order to upgrade their job-related skills.

'I have just taken up a Certificated Financial Planner course to upgrade my job skills. It will take two to three years to complete. The company did not require me to get this qualification but I think this will make my clients feel more confident about me.' Jack Wong Ming-yin, finance

'The area that I need the most up-grading in is child psychology. As a teacher, I do not only take care of students' academics. I want to know what my students are thinking and their difficulties so I can counsel them when they are having a tough time. I think I am going to join some workshops or short courses on child psychology to learn more.' Ruby Li Tsz-yan, education

'I think I need to improve my English to be able to do better in my job. I am going to take short English courses. Business law is a thing that I really want on my resume. I planned to study a part-time diploma course in that. Communication skills is also an area that I want to upgrade but there is no course for that. I will have to learn that on the job. Lee Yuan-fat, marketing

'The job-related skill I want to learn the most is Putonghua. With the mainland market booming, there will be a lot more Putonghua-speaking clients. I think I need to get a certificate in Putonghua to prove myself. However, I will have to do it in a year or two as I am really busy now.' Tim Lee Lap-tin, wealth management