Study abroad, working holiday and IELTS advice, plus job opportunities at HKTDC Education & Careers Expo 2019

Visitors can check out exhibitions by government departments, educational institutions and private companies

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Many government departments will set up booths to recruit talented Hongkongers.

A four-day fair will offer Hongkongers a chance to find work and learn more about higher education and working holiday schemes abroad. The HKTDC Education & Careers Expo runs from Thursday until Sunday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. Admission to the fair is free.

Visitors will be able to check out programmes at institutions such as the Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong Institute of Construction, and Shue Yan University.

There will also be booths introducing higher education opportunities in Europe and the US. They will be hosted by EducationUSA – a network of student advising centres – and the European Union office to Hong Kong and Macau.

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The Labour Department and the consulates of Germany, France, Austria, and South Korea will hold a series of seminars on Saturday introducing the working holiday schemes for Hongkongers in those places. Past participants will share their experiences with the visitors. Representatives from other countries in the working holiday scheme, including Sweden and the US, will also be present.

There will be an Ielts preparation seminar on Sunday, if you are interested in studying abroad. Ielts is an internationally recognised English proficiency test required by many schools and workplaces.

There will be some less obvious career discussions, too. Team manager of the Emperor Esports Stars G-Rex PUBG team and e-sports commentator Lo Sing will speak on the topic of e-sports and working in the industry on Saturday.

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Public departments such as the police, customs, immigration, correctional services and fire services will set up information booths, with recruitment seminars to be held on Sunday. Classes on workplace communication and writing CVs will also be held on the same day.

A Youth Zone will provide information on internships and job opportunities for young people. Visitors can apply for some of the positions on the spot at the expo.

For more details, check out their website here.