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  1. Colleges address imbalance

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer When the government announced plans in 2000 for up to 60 per cent of local school leavers to move on to tertiary education, no one doubted that the target was commendable and ambitious. The introduction of new associate degree and higher diploma programmes have since provided a wide array of general and vocational courses, giving students an alternative route ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685291/colleges-address-imbalance
  2. Financial planning covers many areas

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... and instruction in two areas: to bring financial advisers up to a higher professional standard, and to educate consumers on what to expect from them. Regarding the former, the internationally recognised ... at this year's Education and Careers Expo will be a zone focusing on the fast-growing financial planning industry. With the sector forecasting significant expansion in the next few years, the Institute ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/489503/financial-planning-covers-many-areas
  3. Perfect stepping stone for candidates

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... in 20 to 30 minutes, when a client meeting might last over an hour. 'In real life, we would have second and third meetings with clients to discuss strategy and go through the educational ... to a noticeably higher level of referrals and recommendations, with clients viewing the awards as a certificate of quality. 'I don't know how to measure the exact benefits, but I am sure winning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694915/perfect-stepping-stone-candidates
  4. Tried and tested

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer Designed to give students a world-class education and the confidence to question assumptions, the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum is steadily winning converts. ... language, individuals and societies, mathematics and computer science, the arts, experimental sciences and a second language. Usually, three of the six subjects are studied at a higher level, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698226/tried-and-tested
  5. Tower rises to the energy challenge

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... while gearless motors and low-friction mechanics would allow higher efficiency and better acoustic performance. The company had made a commitment to use extra low sulphur diesel for emergency generators and variable frequency drives for pumps and fans. The firm had also recognised the importance of education about specifics and in the broader context. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658313/tower-rises-energy-challenge
  6. Applications up as economy takes downturn

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Demand for business qualifications is rising as business schools rethink their course content and educational objectives, writes John Cremer An economic downturn doesn't have many ... and educational objectives to account for the fallibility of once admired business models, and to equip students for success in the emerging economic order. 'A crisis forces you to reflect on what ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663569/applications-economy-takes-downturn
  7. Industry challenged by mainland market

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... For this reason, the IPSHK organises educational and professional programmes for members, and conferences, seminars and company visits. The IPSHK has also teamed up with the Hong Kong Productivity Council ... of business administration at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) at Sha Tin, confirmed the demand for recruits with the right qualifications. 'In the past five years, graduates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/505789/industry-challenged-mainland-market
  8. Welcome to the cautious recovery

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... to 1,889 and retail plus wholesale surged from 975 to 1,516 new openings. Auguring well for the general health of the broader economy there were also marked increases in education and training- up ... driver this time around will be recovery in financial markets lifting higher consumption,' Neumann said. 'We have to wait for that to feed through, but the Hong Kong economy is very ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/695614/welcome-cautious-recovery
  9. McDonald's snubs downturn

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... University recognised the value of these courses and, if desired, someone completing the training could apply for credits towards a higher diploma at PolyU. Mr Li said trainee manager positions were ... on areas such as store management, operations or training. 'We will support the development of lifelong skills for all employees through ongoing training, education and challenging job ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/681105/mcdonalds-snubs-downturn
  10. Time for action

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer School leavers planning to take an associate degree or higher diploma should move quickly to finalise course choices and applications for the start of the next academic year. ... to be at a premium. To keep procedures efficient, standard admissions policy follows government guidelines. This requires, for example, five HKCEE passes, including Chinese and English, for three-year higher ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685290/time-action

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