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  1. Lifestyle

    Call for incentives to help farmers stay on the land and boost Hong Kong's self-suffiency

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 10:42pm by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Home-grown problems It's a wonder that people such as Wong Shiu-lung would want to get into market gardening at all. Not only are the financial rewards modest, the odds ... planting; most ends up in landfills. "From a policy perspective, the government should assist industries that serve a social purpose but have been affected by distorted market forces. Farming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1555617/call-incentives-help-farmers-stay-land-and-boost-hong-kongs-self-suffiency
  2. Textbook publishers need to be monitored by bureau

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... backgrounds, most still find the soaring textbook costs place a financial burden on them. Some use second-hand books to lessen the financial pressure. One thing publishers can do is to stop using ... publishers' production costs. Some people think schools should take parents' financial burden into account when compiling the textbook list. I don't agree. Schools should have total power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/678693/textbook-publishers-need-be-monitored-bureau
  3. VTC plans to open 2 more training centres

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The Vocational Training Council has announced the establishment of two new training centres to help cope with soaring demand for skills training amid the financial meltdown. ... is helped by the robust partnerships the council enjoys with industry. Usually, we get employment for them within three months.' He said they differed from traditional retraining course ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677214/vtc-plans-open-2-more-training-centres
  4. Schools, parents fear textbook prices may rise

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... president of the Hong Kong Educational Publishers' Association, said the publishing industry faced unprecedented challenges. 'It is the first time in my 20 years in the industry ... Association, was also concerned about a possible price rise. 'I spend HK$2,000 per year on textbooks for my Form Two daughter. Further price increases will add to my financial burden,' she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663601/schools-parents-fear-textbook-prices-may-rise
  5. IT skills are a must to get ahead

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... on time. The sales volume involved in any single transaction is astronomical, so the slightest deviation from agreed-upon plans can have grave financial consequences.' Launched in 1999, ... students useful. 'Some students, who are working professionals in the logistics industry, will use their own companies for case studies. 'Others will come up with fictional situations ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698256/it-skills-are-must-get-ahead
  6. Road map marked for further studies

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... financial incentives for more further-education providers to join the system. 'The programmes covered have all been given quality assurance by us. People who enrol in them are eligible to get ... according to their own road maps.' To give industry a better understanding of the skills needed for an employee to perform a particular job, the bureau has also established competency standards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/680304/road-map-marked-further-studies
  7. Striving to nurture lifelong learning

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... recent announcement to develop education as one of the six pillar service industries, Professor Leong said the university an important role to play in the drive to transform the city ... serving on the council for a decade, said Open University delivered great services even though it had not enjoyed much financial support from the government. 'We have 57,000 graduates,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681824/striving-nurture-lifelong-learning
  8. Arts academy aiming to play on a bigger stage

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... and cultural education. 'I wonder whether there's more to life than making money,' he said. 'The financial tsunami makes people think about quality of life. [Being] a banker ... is a member on the West Kowloon Cultural District Consultative Committee, said the academy's graduates were in hot demand despite the economic downturn. 'With emerging creative industries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672439/arts-academy-aiming-play-bigger-stage

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