2012．第19卷第1及2期（Vol. 19 Nos. 1 & 2）．pp. 7596
Using Career Education and Career Services to Enhance Employability: A Case of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dorinda FUNG & Philip S. L. WONG（馮陳敏慈、王星亮）
The provision of career education to facilitate students’ possession of the requisite skills and knowledge relevant to the workplace plays a pivotal role in enhancing students’ employability. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, with a mandate to provide application-oriented education, has a mission and tradition of keeping abreast of the market and community needs to ensure that its students receive top-notch career education and services so that they can secure employment, which they are aspired to, upon graduation and contribute effectively thereafter. This article will look at some major milestones that signify this tradition over the years, from the recognition for professional licensing, to the offering of first batch of degree programs with substantial work-based experience; to the availability of general education short courses for broadening knowledge base; to the launching of summer internships and mandatory outcome-based work-integrated education for providing more experiential learning opportunities; to the introduction of individual developmental profiles and electronic portfolios for developing generic competencies and showcasing achievements; and finally, to the provision of a multitude of career services for facilitating the matching of talents to the job market. Despite all such endeavors, further critical enhancements still need to be made.
Keywords: career education; career services; enhancing employability