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February 3, 2021

Industry Ready Programme to nurture talent for more sustainable future

A unique programme for nurturing talent for the energy, environmental and sustainability industries was officially launched by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) after the signing of memorandums of understanding (MOU) with a range of renowned industry partners in Hong Kong. Established by the School of Energy and Environment (SEE) at CityU, the Industry Ready Programme has received overwhelming support from the industry for providing various out-of-classroom work-related training to SEE undergraduates in order to broaden their job knowledge and skills in the energy, environmental and sustainability fields.
     Officiating guests at the virtual MOU Signing Ceremony on 14 January included Mr Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment, President Way Kuo of CityU, Professor Richard Yuen Kwok-kit, Chief-of-Staff, Professor Chan Chak-keung, Dean of SEE, and Ir Dr Vincent Cheng Sai-yau, Chairman of SEE Advisory Committee.
     In his address, Mr Wong said he was delighted to see the collaboration between academics and industry are training young people to handle the challenges presented by climate change and improve the environment.
     “The collaboration between SEE and a wide range of industry partners illustrates CityU’s strategic efforts to offer an interdisciplinary curriculum. I am confident that our students, industry partners and Hong Kong will all benefit from the Programme in the long run,” President Kuo said in his opening remarks.
     “SEE aspires to enhance students’ employability by equipping them with the most sought-after skills and knowledge in the job market such as training on BEAM affiliates, WELL building standards, retro-commissioning and energy audits. In SEE, we strive to nurture talented and innovative young professionals who can contribute to a sustainable future,” Professor Chan said in his welcome remarks.
     Seven collaborative organisations and companies signed the MOU with the School online including Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited, BEAM Society Limited, Building Services Operation and Maintenance Executives Society, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, Federation of Hong Kong Industries (Group 26) (Environmental Industries Council), Hong Kong Green Building Council and Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals Limited. Established in 2009, SEE is the first dedicated school for combining subject of energy and environment in Hong Kong. It contributes to the development of Smart City and One Health, which are two areas of focus detailed in CityU’s new Strategic Plan for 2020–2025, titled World-class Research and Education


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