Witnessed by Mrs. Jennifer Yu Cheng, Founder of JYCGIF (back row, right) and Dr. Sunny Chai, Chairman of HKSTP (back row, left), Ms. Cecilia Hon, Executive Director of JYCGIF (front row, right) and Mr. Albert Wong, CEO of HKSTP (front row, left) signed the MoU to strengthen talent development and draw more female students to Hong Kong’s thriving I&T ecosystem.
Mrs. Jennifer Yu Cheng, Founder of JYCGIF, believes that in order to adapt to an ever-evolving world of work, teen girls need to build future ready skills through I&T-related learning opportunities.
Dr. Sunny Chai, Chairman of HKSTP, said in his opening speech that many of the founders or senior management of I&T companies within HKSTP’s thriving I&T ecosystem are women, demonstrating the potential for exemplary contributions by women in the field.
Mr. Chu Ka Tim, Vice-principal of Hong Kong True Light College (left), said the school observed markedly increased enthusiasm for STEM among students after participating in JYCGIF programmes.
Among the programmes’ avid participants was Ms. Chan Oi Yiu (right) of Hong Kong True Light College. She said that CareerXplorer and other programmes inspired her to contemplate the close link between empathy and design thinking, which is now driving her to pursue opportunities in I&T.
Ms. Vriko Yu, Co-founder and CEO of Archireef Limited, shared her experiences as an entrepreneur, and hopes that female students will be able to discover and develop their talent for innovation.
Ms. Cecilia Hon, Executive Director of JYCGIF(right) and Ms. Fanny Wong, Head of Talents & Human Resources of HKSTP(left), highlighted the essence of their new collaboration. The two organisations plan to hold an “Ideathon” from summer to November, to allow female students to deepen their understanding and interest in I&T, new industrialisation, and entrepreneurship through group competitions under the guidance of leading entrepreneurs.