Professor Ronald Chung Dean of School of Continuing Education, HKBU
We are profoundly grateful for the tremendous support we have received from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. With the Trust’s generous donation, the School of Continuing Education of HKBU has been able to collaborate with industry partners and secondary schools to launch the CLAP-TECH Pathway Project in 2020, a project that aims to develop an alternative study pathway for students. Participating students can obtain knowledge in relation to information technology and develop diverse interests and skills required for the “new collar” jobs in Hong Kong. In a unique feature, the initiative invited over 100 industry professionals to be mentors of 460 students and, through internships, visits and hands-on learning experiences, encouraged them to start planning their career path early and develop their interests for a life-long career. As the project steps into its 4th year, our 1st cohort of students completed secondary school and a portion of them are now continuing their CLAP-TECH journey at HKBU in our new Higher Diploma in Data Science programme.
Professor Kara Chan Associate Dean of Communication (Teaching and Learning) and Professor in Communication Studies, HKBU
To cope with the new digital era, creative media is one of the fast-growing industries in Hong Kong. Under the CLAP-TECH Pathway Project, HKBU’s School of Communication, industry partners and secondary schools collaborate in a tripartite partnership to roll out applied learning courses titled “Multimedia Storytelling” for senior secondary schools. The course provides students with a systematic comprehension and skills of content creation in various platforms. Co-curricular activities also equip students with the practical skills that are required in the creative industry. Students can learn through practical and extensive experiences with the inclusion of career planning elements. They can apply what they have learnt to different multimedia contexts such as public relations, advertising, sales and marketing, entertainment production and livestreaming. Participating students and teachers also commended the project for providing knowledge of the industry while at the same time teaching problem-solving plus analytical and communication skills that they can apply in different kinds of future jobs.
Professor Li Min Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) of Chinese Medicine, HKBU
The Mr. and Mrs. Ko Chi Ming Centre for Parkinson’s Disease Research, in close collaboration with first-class higher education institutions and research institutes on the Mainland and overseas, will explore and analyse the etiology and pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and discover new drugs in Chinese medicine for the prevention and treatment of the disease, benefiting all PD patients in Hong Kong and throughout the world.