Organised by the Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification (HKCTC) with full support from the Innovation and Technology Commission, the Testing and Certification Manpower Development Award Scheme 2023-24 award presentation ceremony was held today (December 4) to announce the award results. Each awardee of testing and certification (T&C) bodies and practitioners was presented with a trophy and an award certificate at the event, which was attended by over 200 guests and awardees.
HKCTC launched the relevant Award Scheme for the first time in 2021, with a view to encouraging T&C bodies to invest in talent training and development, while commending those T&C practitioners who strive for continuous learning and contribute to service quality improvement. The feedback from the T&C industry towards the biannual Award Scheme has been favourable. In congratulating the awardees of T&C bodies and practitioners at the award presentation ceremony, the HKCTC Chairman, Professor Wong Wing-tak, said, “We hope that good examples would be set for different sectors of the community to appreciate the great importance attached by the T&C industry to talent and also for the young generation to better understand the professional’s mission as well as contributions to society. By attracting talent to join the pool, Hong Kong’s T&C industry would be in a position to open a new chapter of sustainable development in this latest era of technological innovations.”
Officiating at the award presentation ceremony, the Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry, Professor Sun Dong, gave a few words of encouragement to the T&C industry. He said, “The awards you received today are in recognition of your outstanding performance. As for the time ahead, I look forward to each of you being able to learn from one another in continuing to strive for excellence while partnering up, so that we together contribute our parts to the technological innovations and high-quality economic development of Hong Kong and our country.”
The Award Scheme includes two categories of awards – the Testing and Certification Manpower Development Corporate Award and the Excellent Testing and Certification Professional Award. There are two tiers of awards, i.e. the Platinum Award and the Gold Award under the Corporate Award category. As regards the Professional Award category, it encompasses two sub-groups of the Junior Professional and Senior Professional respectively.
The Award Scheme has received tremendous support from the T&C industry as well as different stakeholders. The 15 supporting organisations include Association of Construction Materials Laboratories; BEAM Society; Chinese University of Hong Kong (Department of Chemistry); Consumer Council; Gemmological Association of Hong Kong; Hong Kong Association for Testing, Inspection and Certification; Hong Kong Association of Medical Laboratories; Hong Kong Institution of Certified Auditors; Hong Kong Institution of Engineers – Materials Division; Hong Kong Metropolitan University (School of Science and Technology); Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology); Hong Kong Society for Quality; Hong Kong Trade Development Council; Qualifications Framework; and Vocational Training Council. Applications received for the two categories of awards were respectively assessed (including conducting interview with applicants for the Professional Award) by two independent Assessment Panels, which comprise members from the academia, public body and industrial association, to decide on the awardees. The lists of awardees are available on the dedicated webpage of the Award Scheme (tcmpaward.hk).
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