An opportunity has arisen for educators whose mission is to help young people develop themselves to the best of their ability. A rapidly growing business that encompasses a range of educational centres in Hong Kong and on the mainland would like to welcome native English teachers to its rapidly growing team. John's Educational Centre offers two educational streams, according to principal John Chu. These included knowledge of the real world - for example, language, music, art and academic result-related programmes, Mr Chu said. 'The other stream of products [relates to] the development of people's inner strength - such as analytical skills, communication skills and lateral thinking.' Today, the main goal of the business is to develop and apply effective methodology correctly to make learning and development happen. Although John's Educational Centre currently offers its students one kindergarten and nine educational centres, Mr Chu's target is to operate another 15 educational centres in Hong Kong and two centres on the mainland within one year. Thanks to this dramatic expansion, the business urgently needs a large number of native English teaching professionals for its younger students. While a genuine love of education and great empathy with children is the main concern, 'teachers must be patient and highly responsible', said Jenny Chow, John's Educational Centre's regional human resources manager. With strong business growth a likely prospect, promotion opportunities are particularly promising. 'We have many opportunities for our staff to be promoted to management level,' Ms Chow said. Although the business is devoted to developing its students' abilities, the centre also puts great emphasis on helping employees build their skills and knowledge and developing their competitive edge.