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Hong Kong Benchmarks for Career & Life Development

HKBM is a systematic self-improvement framework for schools to build quality CLD provisions that can be benchmarked with global standards. It aims to empower schools to add value to their existing CLD efforts through a strategic lens.

With experience gained from Phase I, the HKBM has been co-created and localised in consultation with CLAP’s global adviser Sir John Holman (the author of UK’s world-class Gatsby Benchmarks) and local educators, ten guiding principles (or “Benchmarks”) for CLD was derived and piloted in six schools with diverse backgrounds since September 2019.

Building on the foundation of the pilot, the HKBM become an integral part in CLAP@JC.

The Ten Benchmarks

Core

1. A Stable and Visible Career and Life Development Policy
2. Professional Competencies and Leadership

Student Focused

3. Learning from Multiple Pathways Information
4. Address the Needs of Each Student
5. Student Engagement and Co-creation
6. Personal Guidance for Developing Career Roadmaps

Enabling Environment

7. Linking Curriculum Learning to Career and Life Development
8. Meaningful Encounters with the Workplace
9. Meaningful Encounters with Further and Higher Education
10. Parent Engagement and Support

Benchmark 1

A Stable and Visible Career and Life Development Policy

Benchmark 2

Professional Competencies and Leadership

Benchmark 3

Professional Competencies and Leadership

Benchmark 4

Address the Needs of Each Student

Benchmark 5

Student Engagement and Co-creation

Benchmark 6

Personal Guidance for Developing Career Roadmaps

Benchmark 7

Linking Curriculum Learning to Career and Life Development

Benchmark 8

Meaningful Encounters with the Workplace

Benchmark 9

Meaningful Encounters with Further and Higher Education

Benchmark 10

Parent Engagement and Support

CLAP Hong Kong Benchmarks for Career & Life Development Toolkit

Referencing the UK’s Gatsby Benchmarks, the CLAP team has created the Hong Kong Benchmarks for Career and Life Development (“HKBM”), a localized and systematic CLD framework that empowers school to add value to their existing CLD efforts through strategic lens.

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