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Let Youths Experience Workplace and Plan for Career

Published on Monday, 28 Jul 2014
Students in Y loft are learning hostel reservation system with guidance of supervisor.

HONG KONG, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "New World Facilities Management -- Youth Square Management Experience Programme" (Programme) was successfully held. A total of 8 Form 4 and 5 students from 7 schools in Hong Kong have finished the 5 half days experience programme in Facilities Management Department and Y Loft of Youth Square and received the certificates. 

In line with Youth Square's 6G guiding principle, namely, Groom, Grow, Glow, Give Back, Green and Global Vision, the Programme provides students with opportunities to learn about the management and operation of facilities and hostel, deepen their knowledge about the industry and explore their interest in the related job positions. It also provides a learning environment for students with guidance of experienced supervisors to nurture self-confidence, strengthen communication skills and foster correct work attitude. 

Nearly 50 applications from 21 secondary schools have been received for the Programme. An Interview Day was held on 8 July 2014 and 8 applicants have been selected by New World Facility Management Company Limited (NWFM) and the Education Bureau to participate in the Programme to experience the management and operation of Facilities Management Department and Y Loft of Youth Square for 5 half days between 16 to 17 July and 21 to 23 July. A career talk conducted by professional social worker from St. James' Settlement on career planning has also been arranged for all applicants to help them understand the workplace needs, identify career paths, enhance self-confidence and equip them for future career development. 

"Youth Square is a place full of challenges, energy and opportunities. Participating in the Programme enables me to apply what we learn in the school to the workplace, and the unique experience and exposure also helps me to further understand oneself and my career aspiration and planning. The Programme is indeed an invaluable opportunity to me," Mr. Anson Chui , who experienced in Y Loft, said. While Ms. Michelle Chan , who experienced in Y Loft. mentioned, "Youth Square is a very good concept; it is a platform for the youth to develop while providing a whole range of facilities to unleash our potential. The Programme equips me for the future by learning more on the professional and job requirement of the relevant field." 

In addition, NWFM will conduct next round of "Visits to Youth Square and Y Loft" activities in the next academic year. Through visiting Youth Square and Y Loft which are managed and operated by NWFM, students are able to know more about the company profile and business nature, as well as daily operation of facilities management and Y Loft. NWFM's staff will also share their career development experience with students to let them learn more about the industry. Please refer to the website of NWFM www.nwfm.com.hk for the details of next round of visit activities to be held in the next academic year. 

Youth Square has been embracing the mission of youth development. This year, NWFM which manages and operates the Youth Square has participated in the "Business-School Partnership Programme" (BSPP) conducted by the Education Bureau for the first time. It provides a series of activities including "New World Facilities Management -- Youth Square Management Experience Programme" and "Visits to Youth Square and Y Loft" to let youths experience workplace and plan for career. 

New World Facilities Management Company Limited 

New World Facilities Management Company Limited is a non-profit making company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of New World Development Company Limited (Stock Code: 17.HK). Embracing the mission of youth development and supporting youth to contribute to society, we strive to develop Youth Square as the platform for youth to exchange knowledge and experience and to develop and discover their potential. 

For more information on New World Facilities Management Company Limited, please visit www.nwfm.com.hk. 

Youth Square 

Youth Square is a project commissioned by the Home Affairs Bureau of HKSAR Government, and aims to be the hub of diversified youth development activities for youth to develop their potential. Youth Square has a 643-seat Y Theatre, Y Studio, multi-function areas and Y Loft with 148 guest rooms. Youth Square is located in Chai Wan and is managed and operated by New World Facilities Management Company Limited on a non-profit making basis. 

For more information on Youth Square, please visit www.youthsquare.hk.

SOURCE:  Youth Square

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