EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTING SCHEME
Although talent is the most important asset of design industry, it is usually difficult for fresh graduates to get the first job as normally they lack relevant practical experience which is the essential requirement for many employers. It is significant for fresh graduates with proper training to find a right job within 2-3 years after graduation; otherwise, the related discipline training will be wasted, indeed, that is a great loss for Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA, the Organizer) is the first one to organize and launch the Design Graduates Employment Supporting Scheme (Support Scheme) with staunch support and generous sponsorship from Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The Support Scheme is targeted to match up to 40 fresh graduates (20 places each for program years 2018 and 2019) with design related companies (Employing Companies), and the participating fresh graduates (Graduate Employees) will receive proper training with full-time employment in the Design industry.
To subsidize and encourage local companies to employ and train fresh graduates and nurture the latter to become new blood of the industry;
To pair up local fresh graduates and potential employers to facilitate the former to enter into the industry and be advised of the prospects in the design industry; and
To foster the development of the design industry with more abundant supply of design talent working in the industry.