DST of HKCS – Event Summary from May to July 2017
In the past three months, the DST of HKCS has been focusing on the establishment of an interactive platform that allows stakeholders from all walks of life and community youth to develop their interests and unleash their potentials. Through the recruitment of Youth Mentor, including teachers, university students, business partners and retirees, and with various types of "serious leisure" activities, the DST aims to facilitate them to develop a mentoring relationship gradually, as well as to encourage them to co-ordinate "serious leisure" activities. With professional guidance, training and matching of social workers, suitable youth participants and youth mentors will be paired up and explore related industries side by side. It is hoped that the intervention can increase positive energy in their lives and accumulate positive experience for supporting their future life-career development.
After experiencing multiple serious leisure activities, youth mentors thought that the youth participants have many potentials and characteristics. The community youth also gained more confidence to actualise their career journey after being encouraged and positively reminded by their youth mentor.
In addition, the DST has set up a stakeholder engagement think tank to develop strategies for facilitating young people’s life-career development. Recently, the think tank has also discussed the practice of E-NOW CV, hoping to help young people integrate and display their competencies accumulated in serious leisure and other life experiences.
The encouragement given from youth mentors gives the mentees more confidence in their life-career journey.
Youth mentors and mentees of the University Mentoring Scheme enjoyed their first experience at Disneyland.
Youth mentors and mentees of the Business Partnership Scheme were enjoying their serious leisure – potted-plant production.
The DST of HKCS has set up a stakeholder engagement think tank to recruit partners, volunteers and members from different social classes, sectors, organisations and with different backgrounds for promoting an enabling environment for youth by mobilising social participations and interactions, as well as paying close attention to the growth needs of youth.
The shop manager of Dog Cheer, who is also a member of the stakeholder engagement think tank, generously lent out a venue for a meeting. Members shared inspiring ideas for stakeholder engagement and gained more understanding about each other during the meeting.
Members of the think tank appreciated the E-NOW CV after trying out by themselves. They shared that not only the E-NOW CV can facilitate the company to identify suitable employees, but also make the youth’s characteristics and potentials visible.