2016年11月29日星期二

HKQF Partnerships Commendation Ceremony

Hong Kong Qualification Framework (HKQF) arranged a QF Partnerships Commendation Ceremony on 29 Nov 2016 at the Heung Yee Kuk Jockey Club Grand Theatre.  HKQF is a platform covering academic, vocational and continuing education sectors to promote lifelong learning with a view to continuously enhancing the quality, professionalism and competitiveness of our workforce in an increasingly globalized and knowledge-based economy.  QF Partnerships Commendation Ceremony” was a large-scaled event to commend and show government appreciation to more than 100 organizations for their support and contribution to QF.  I (member, Industry Training Advisory Committee for Testing, Inspection & Certification Industry (TIC-ITAC)) was honor to be invited for attending this ceremony.  I took a photo in front of the venue.


Then I met the two winners of Award Scheme for Learning Experiences.  They were Ms. Kathy Choi (SGS) (2016/17) and Mr. Litto Tam (SGS) (2015/16)

They became our HKQF TIC ambassadors. Ms. Kathy Choi and I gave career talk to secondary school. (https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/10/hkqf-career-talk-on-testing.html ) and Mr. Litto with other winners joined ANQ Congress 2015 in Taiwan. (https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2015/09/anq-congress-2015-taipei-day-2.html )


 Then we took a photo with Ms. Fung Ka-Wing (Senior Manager, HKQF) for memory.


In the ITAC session, I met Ms. Bess Choi (HKQAA) and Ms. Camdy Chow (TUV).  We were the committee members since 2011. 


In the beginning, Mr. Yeung Yun-Hung, Kevin, JP (Under Secretary for Education) gave welcome speech. He appreciated all organizations; society and government departments supported HKQF and achieved many results. 


Then group photo with all ITAC chairmen / representatives for starting the QF Partnerships Commendation Ceremony.


Group photo for outstanding supported industries 


Group photo of organizations/associations/societies for promoting HKQF


Group photo for representatives of government departments / public organizations those promoted HKQF


Finally, all winners of Award Scheme for Learning Experiences took a group photo with ITAC representative.  Ms. Kathy Choi (SGS) and Mr. Litto Tam (SGS) were walking to the stage.  



After the group photo, MC asked the representatives transferred the torch to the winner, indicating to pass the flame to next generation (薪火相傳).


At the end, all ITAC committee members took a group photo for memory.


During the tea time, HKQF made a cookie as gift. 


Reference:
Testing, Inspection and Certification Industry Training Advisory Committee (ITAC) - http://www.hkqf.gov.hk/ind/en/tic.aspx
Members of Testing, Inspection and Certification Industry Training Advisory Committee (ITAC) at http://www.hkqf.gov.hk/guie/com_ITAClist_TIC.asp
20110103: Qualifications Framework Cocktail Reception 2011 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2011/01/qualifications-framework-cocktail.html



2016年11月27日星期日

CityU EngD(EM) Graduation Dinner & EngDSoc Annual Dinner 2016

The Celebration Dinner and Annual Dinner for EngD Graduates 2016 in the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM), City University of Hong Kong (CityUHK) was held on 27th Nov 2016.  In this year, only four EngD graduates in CityU and Dr. Wing Hong SZETO was only one from SEEM EngD (EM) graduate.  Before the celebration, Dr. Szeto took a photo with his supervisor Dr. Kong Bieng CHUAH and Mrs. Chuah. 


Then I took a photo with Dr. Szeto.


EngD (EM) Cohort also took a photo with Dr. Szeto to congratulate his success in EngD program.  


The Dr. Kong Bieng CHUAH, Dr. Szeto, Prof. Kwok Leung TSUI, Dr. Peter Ho and Prof. Min XIE took a photo.


Our president Prof. Way KUO and Prof. Nozer D., SINGPURWALLA arrived and sit in the guest table. 


There were four tables with Professors, EngD (EM) Cohorts and Dr. Szeto’s family and friends.


In the beginning, Dr. Amie Lai (Past Chairlady, CityU EngD Society) was our MC and welcome all participants.


Then Dr. Herbert Yeung (Chairman, CityU EngD Society) gave welcome speech and he appreciated Prof. Way Kuo and Prof. K.L. Tsui joined us for this memorable dinner.  


When we were discussing Dr. Szeto hardworking, he was so happy and agreed to share with us afterward.  


Prof. Way Kuo (President, CityU) gave an opening speech and told us good news that CityU improved in different university ranking system and our Engineering School was ranked No. 1 in Hong Kong.  He said measurement was important. Then Prof. Kuo asked some cohort “Are you marriage?” If answer was No, that means no one ranked No. 1 in your mind.  If answer was Yes, your husband / wife was ranked No. 1 in your mind.  So everything had measurement whatever qualitative or quantitative.  


Prof. K.L. Tsui ((Head & Chair Professor, SEEM) gave welcome remark and he said SEEM Engineering Doctorate Programme was one of most important programmes in the CityU.  He expected us to contribute back to CityU continuously. 


Then our chairman Dr. Herbert Yeung and vice chairman Dr. TW Liu presented a souvenir to Prof. Way Kuo and Prof. K.L. Tsui.



After that we took a group photo with all Professors and cohorts.


I was honor to be invited as the first speaker and my topic named “Sharing One Belt One Road (OBOR) Congress experience that related to Future Education”.  


Then I selected some countries for sharing included India (2004), Vietnam (2011), Kazakhstan (2011), Uzbekistan (2012), Vladivostok – Russia (2016) and Lao PDR (2016).  


Finally, I told president that we needed to employ OBOR scholarship to invite the best student from OBOR countries to study in CityU so as to establish our Soft Power for long term.  My conclusion included to promote STEM education in secondary school, to promote OBOR scholarship, and to adopt the future industry needs into university program.  (The following diagram showed some photos taken in Vladivostok.)


Then Dr. Wing Hong SZETO shared his study’s Bitter and Happy.  Firstly, he appreciated to his supervisor.  He said his supervisor taught him about how to study through the EngD program.


When he appreciated to his family support and special for his wife, all participants gave him a big hand to Dr. Szeto and his wife. 


Dr. Szeto family photo


After that Prof. K.L. Tsui presented the Life Member certificate to us. (It is so big!)


We congratulate to Dr. Szeto and toasted many rounds.


Committee photo with Ms. Pheony Tsang (Alumni Relations Manager)


At the end, all cohort took our Life Member certificate took a group photo for memory.


Reference:
CityU Engineering Doctorate Society - http://www.engd.org/  
Engineering Doctorate (Engineering Management) - http://www.cityu.edu.hk/seem/prg-engd.htm
20151121: CityU EngD Society 10th Anniversary Dinner 2015 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2015/11/cityu-engd-society-10th-anniversary.html
20101121: EngD Graduation Dinner 2010 & Peak Performance Talk - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2010/11/engd-graduation-dinner-2010-peak.html



2016年11月23日星期三

HKQF 2nd Career Talk on Testing & Certification Industry 2016

The Career Talk on Testing and Certification Industry 2016 for secondary school was co-organized by Hong Kong Association for Science and Mathematics Education (HKASME), Hong Kong Qualification Framework (HKQF), The Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification (HKCTC) and Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS).  My 2nd time to give career talk to secondary school and it was held on 23rd Nov 2016 at St. Paul’s Convent School.  In 2014/15, it was the 160th anniversary.


In the beginning, two students worked as MC to introduce today’s talk and guest speakers.


The program was showed in the screen and projector. 


The first speaker was Ms. Rebecca Wong (Accreditation Officer, HKAS) and her topic entitled “Overview of the Testing and Certification Industry”.  Her presentation covered the introduction of Testing, Inspection and Certification, HKAS and HKCTC, as well as, different testing in TIC industry of Hong Kong.  Those testing included Toys and Children’s Products, Textile, Medical Testing, Jewelry, Food, Chinese Medicine, as well as different Certification Services in Hong Kong.  Then she briefed the services in Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) included HOKLAS, HKCAS and HKIAS.


I was the second speaker and represented Industry Training Advisory Committee for Testing, Inspection & Certification Industry (TIC-ITAC) under Hong Kong Qualification Framework (HKQF) and HKSTP to give the career talk.  Firstly, I briefed the career path of TIC industry from Technical Personnel to Supervisory Personnel and then to Managerial Personnel.  


When I mentioned my career experience, I quoted Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Address (2005) that “You can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards.  So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” 


Finally, I showed my connection of dots in my past experience and introduced different One Belt One Road countries I visited for conference.


The last speaker was Dr. Ann Lee (Teaching Fellow, Dept., of Food & Health Science, THEi) for experience sharing. She was alumni of St. Paul’s Convent School. She shared here experience in SGS, TUV and HKGBC.


In Q&A session, we observed that girl school was calmer and may be shy.  


Mrs. Lam presented a souvenir to me.


Reference:
Testing, Inspection and Certification Industry Training Advisory Committee (ITAC) - http://www.hkqf.gov.hk/ind/en/tic.aspx
Members of Testing, Inspection and Certification Industry Training Advisory Committee (ITAC) at http://www.hkqf.gov.hk/guie/com_ITAClist_TIC.asp
20161008: HKQF Career Talk on Testing & Certification Industry 2016 - https://qualityalchemist.blogspot.hk/2016/10/hkqf-career-talk-on-testing.html



2016年11月22日星期二

Hong Kong Science Park Expansion Programme Ground Breaking Ceremony

Science Park Expansion (SPX) ground-breaking ceremony was held on 22 Nov 2016.  The theme named “Building for a Vibrant Community˙Innovation for a Prosperous Tomorrow”. Venue was between Building 15W and SPX1 site.  There were addition of two purpose-built R&D fit office buildings that would provide extra capacity to sustain the vibrant growth of the innovation and technology (I&T) ecosystem.  In the beginning, our chairlady the Hon Mrs Fanny Law, GBS, JP gave welcoming remarks.  She said the new phase development in Science Park was a testimony of the HKSAR government’s commitment to the promotion of innovation and technology in Hong Kong.


The Hon C Y Leung, GBM, GBS, JP (The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) gave a speech and he said the Government would continuous invest in I&T industry in both infrastructure and funding support.  


The ground-breaking ceremony was officiated by the Hon CY Leung (CE, HKSAR).  (Left: Mr. Albert Wong (CEO, HKSTP), Hon Mrs Fanny Law (Chairperson, HKSTP), Hon CY Leung, Hon Nicholas W. Yang (The Secretary for Innovation and Technology) and Prof. Albert Yu (member of HKSTP Project and Facilities Committee))


Group photo


During CE left and he chat with our top managements.  Dr. David Chung (The Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology) was also here (behind CE).


The top view of the SPX1 site was showed.


I met Dr. Jackson Tang (HKIE) who was also our entrepreneur.  We took selfie for memory. 


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