I agreed with Mr. Edwin Garro that youth at age 15 or above, they were more worried about their job and study. Moreover, Edwin encouraged about “quality education and near future technical degree that will guarantee their full employment and market rate salaries, plus to pursue full college degrees”.
I met Mr. Anshuman Tiwar (Chair, ASQ Local Member Communities (LMC) in Bangalore, India) and had dinner in City University of Hong Kong on 19 Feb 2014. I learnt that he had a promotion program of basic quality concept for High School student in India. That idea seeded in my mind and incubated for action. On the other hand, HKSQ had met youth for Career Talk on Testing and Certification Industry, as well as, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Industry held in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
During HKQF the 6th TIC-ITAC Meeting, we knew that most students in high schools had no idea for selecting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) topics which will affect / limit to their course selection during study in University. This problem also existed in USA (See reference: ASQ Influence Voice articles in 20120208 and 2015032).
Therefore, I am planning to launch an in-house seminar in high schools and temporary named “Quality Innovation, Testing and Certification – To be Future Star” in 2016 summer. Moreover, we could also arrange laboratory visit for high schools students to increase their interested in STEM study. This proposal will be aligned with HKSQ, HKQF and HKSTP objectives in Hong Kong for creating Future of Quality Professionals.
20091229: Certificate Course on “Quality Management for Laboratory” supported by HKSQ
20110722: HKSQ Certified Professional Scheme - Certified Laboratory Quality Specialist (CLabQS)
20130706: HKSQ Career Talk on Testing and Certification Industry
20140323: HKSQ Career Talk on Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Industry
20140219: HKSQ Dinner with Mr. Anshuman Tiwari
20150602: HKQF the 6th TIC-ITAC Meeting
20120208: ASQ InfVoices - Encourage younger generation to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
20150328: ASQ InfVoices - Encourage the Next Generation of STEM Professionals