CLAP@JC Online Symposium “Strengthening Career and Life Development (CLD) among Non-engaged Youth (NEY): Co-creating a Youth-enabling Environment”
As a major turning point in an individual’s life, the transition from school to the world of work is a challenging task for young people, especially for non-engaged youth (NEY) who face a higher risk of being out of education, employment, or training. Moreover, the rapid social and economic changes under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic bring additional difficulties and uncertainties for NEY to get through this transition. Therefore, it is critical to create an ecosystem that empowers NEY to become active navigators and change agents of their career and life development pathways. Such a creation depends upon the cooperation and joint efforts of various key stakeholders such as educational institutions, government, non-governmental organizations, businesses, NEY themselves and their parents.
In this connection, CLAP@JC lined up with local and international stakeholders to organize an online symposium on “Strengthening Career and Life Development (CLD) among Non-engaged Youth (NEY): Co-creating a Youth-enabling Environment”. There will be keynote presentations, plenary sessions, and interactive experiential workshops at the symposium. In these different sessions, guest speakers including international CLD experts, university professors, social workers and youth will share their experience and unique perspective on co-creating the youth-enabling environment and discuss how to engage and empower NEY to strengthen their career and life development and achieve meaningful lives.
Community of Practice Session:The Challenges and Advantages of Technology Application in Career Guidance – Establishing Good Practices
An intensive renewal of career guidance practices should begin with the technology skills and tools that can effectively benefit and aid young people on their path to positive growth and active career and life development. In this connection, the CLAP for Youth@JC has lined up with local and international stakeholders to organise an online public seminar on “The Challenges and Advantages of Technology Application in Career Guidance – Establishing Good Practices”
Community of Practice Session:Creating a youth-enabling environment via a systematic framework and cross-sectoral collaboration to facilitate students’ life exploration
CLAP@JC is committed to implement the Hong Kong Benchmarks for Career and Life Development (HKBM), an innovative and systematic framework, in local schools to encourage a cross-sectoral collaboration on the formulation of internationally recognised career and life development (CLD) intervention strategies. With the experience gained from the first five years of CLAP@JC and the practice wisdom derived from a pilot run in six schools in the academic year 2019-20, HKBM is co-created and localised in consultation with CLAP@JC’s global advisor Sir John Holman (author of Gatsby Benchmarks) and local educators. HKBM provides local schools with clear guidance and encourages them to collaborate with stakeholders across the spectrum to offer students with more comprehensive CLD support. Therefore, Student Engagement & Hub Facilitators and Community Connectors play a crucial role in complementing schools’ CLD services.
The Road To Entrepreneurship: Challenges And Opportunities For Non-Engaged Youth To Uncover Their Talents
Globalisation and technological advancement are changing the future landscape of labour market by making knowledge and resources more easily accessible to everyone. Being exposed to the global network, cutting-edge technologies and innovative ideas every day, more people are inspired to take on a less travelled path of becoming an entrepreneur to turn their ideas into reality and create bigger social impact.
Community of Practice Session: Good Practices in Non-Engaged Youth (NEY) services: the Cases of the European Union, South Korea, and Hong Kong
CLAP@JC believes in meaningful engagement with NEYs and mainstreaming CLD into youth services. On 22 April (Thursday), we have lined up a strong panel of local and international stakeholders to speak at community of practice session on the theme of “Good Practices in Non-Engaged Youth (NEY) services: the Cases of the European Union, South Korea, and Hong Kong”
COVID-19 Crisis and Employment Outlook 2021: Implications for Employment & Career and Life Development Services for Youth
CLAP@JC believes in hopeful future for youth and that we can weather the challenges ahead when we work together to empower youth. We have lined up a strong panel of local and international stakeholders to speak at an international webinar on the theme of “COVID-19 Crisis and Employment Outlook 2021: Implications for Employment & Career and Life Development Services for Youth” on Jan 15 2021.
CLAP CONFERENCE 2020
Join scholars, professions and youth influencers at our conference on 3 November and 4 November. This year’s Conference takes on an overarching theme to aspire youth and the society to celebrate possibilities and embrace youth’s potentials. Through keynote addresses from local and overseas scholars, panel discussions, showcase of impact stories and workshops, we aim to bring stakeholders together to network, discuss and support HK youths on their Career & Life Development journeys.