HKYWCA was invited by Project WeCan to organise Career Exploration Day for Shape Our Future: WeCan! programme, on November 26, 2016. Partners from different industries were invited to be guest speakers and tutors, providing unique chances for students to experience working environment.
The line-up of guests was fabulous, with practitioners from over ten industries, including Vivek Ashok Mahbubani, stand-up comedian; Gag Lau, representative of Hong Kong in rope skipping; Tang Siu Hau, singer; Ricky Ma, designer whose robot attracted interviews from various foreign media, etc.
Other than the guest sharing sessions, students also learnt about various industries through different workshops, which allowed them to try the role of a bartender, a cartoonist, a hair stylist, a real estate broker, a hotel and clubhouse assistant, etc. Newly-added mini games served as an interactive test to let students explore their ability and fields of interest.
The Career Exploration Day did not only serve youngsters who were eager to plan their future. It also educated teachers and parents about career planning, so that they can offer advice and support to the teenagers when necessary.