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France work scheme expanded

The annual quota under the Hong Kong-France Working Holiday Scheme will rise from 500 to 750 on July 1.

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35 green schools commended

Thirty-five secondary schools, primary schools and kindergartens have been commended at the Greening School Project Award prize presentation ceremony in recognition of their meritorious green school projects and contributions to environmental greening.

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Eddie Ng to visit UK

Secretary for Education Eddie Ng will visit the UK from May 21 to 24.

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CS opens education conference

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung has opened the World Organisation for Early Childhood Education Asia Pacific Regional Conference.

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New test plan backed

The school sector supports the Basic Competency Assessment Research Study, Secretary for Education Eddie Ng says.

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Occupational safety talks set

The Labour Department will hold two public talks on occupational health.

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Job fair to offer 4,400 vacancies

The Labour Department will hold a job fair in east Kowloon from May 17 to 19, offering 4,400 vacancies.

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Job fair to offer 900 vacancies

The Labour Department will hold a job fair on May 18 for school leavers aged 15 to 24.

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Youth work scheme starts

The Labour Department has launched the Career Let's Go programme to cater for the training and employment needs of secondary school graduates.

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Education expo opens

Under Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung has opened the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2017 at the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre.

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Study expo to be held

The Education Bureau will host the Information Expo on Multiple Pathways 2017 on May 6 and 7 at the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre.

 

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Employment bill gazetted

A bill which allows the reinstatement of unlawfully dismissed employees without employers’ prior agreement has been gazetted.

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Employee security improved

Employment and earnings have grown since the implementation of the Statutory Minimum Wage, the Government says.

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Revised minimum wage starts

The statutory minimum wage rate has been raised from $32.50 to $34.50 per hour, effective from May 1.

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Smart wheelchair beats barriers

Getting around town was always a challenge for Carol Ng. Suffering from polio and a curved spine, the 31-year-old has been using an electric wheelchair since she injured herself in a fall three years ago. Her mobility was hindered by the stairs and kerbs on the city's streets. However, this started to change six months ago when she received an invitation from the University of Science & Technology to try its electronic wheelchair that can navigate rough and uneven terrain.

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Vietnam education ties strengthened

Hong Kong and Vietnam have agreed to work towards the objective of launching the Hong Kong Scholarship for Belt & Road Students (Vietnam) in the 2018-19 academic year.

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Breaking taboos for a new career

Chinese weddings have many traditions. One of them is having at least one chaperone in charge to ensure the event goes to plan. These chaperones are usually women, however, 60-year-old Chow Kwok-kei is one of the few men to step into the role. Breaking the women-only tradition has given him a fulfilling second life.

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