The HKSQ Company Based Student Project Competition offers an opportunity for students to work on an actual industrial case and propose resolution. This allows them to gain experience of resolving an industrial problem. The competition included three sessions. The first sessions was problems selection which problems were designed and explained by sponsor company (e.g. Vital-Health Livestock Development Limited in 2012). The second session was factory visit and the last session was presentation of suggested solutions.
Tonight was the briefing session of the competition. Firstly, I (Chairman of HKSQ) mentioned the rule of the competition.
Then Mr. Kwok Ming Cheung (Managing Director, Vital-Health Livestock Development Limited) was invited to explain the competition questions.
In the beginning, Mr. Kwok explained the relationship among HOST, ENVIRONMENT and AGENTS. Disease happened because of unbalance of the following three elements.
Regarding the first problem, additional fans are installed to maintain enough air supply and to reduce the temperature for chicken health. However, the electricity was highly consumed. How do we reduce the electricity consumption and maintain health environment?
Regarding the second problem, raw chicken and pork was packed after slaughtered and transported to packaging center. How do we maintain freshness period of packed chicken and pork?
After that students from different universities (included HKU, HKUST, PolyU and CityU) had selected the question.
Many students discussed the question with Mr. Kwok after the briefing session. They all were enthusiastic about the competition.
HKSQ Company Based Student Project Competition - http://www.hksq.org/company_based_competition.htm
Vital-Health Livestock Development Limited - http://www.kameihonbochicken.com.hk/
Visit to Organic Farm in Hong Kong - http://qualityalchemist.blogspot.com/2011/11/visit-to-organic-farm-in-hong-kong.html