• CIC’s First Outdoor Open Day

    27 March 2017

    (24 March 2017, Hong Kong) The Construction Industry Council (CIC) held the Open Day cum Carnival earlier at the CIC Kai Fuk Road Training Ground, CIC Kowloon Bay Training Centre and CIC Sheung Shui Training Centre, to enhance the awareness of general public to the CIC training courses and the traditional craftsmanship.

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    The five Hong Kong Contestants of WorldSkills Competition 2017 were well-prepared for skill demonstration during Open Day

    Remote Control Mini Excavator Competition was one of the most popular activities during Open Day

    The Open Day was officiated by Mr. CHAN Ka-kui, Chairman of the CIC and Mr. CHEUNG Hau-wai, Executive Director of the CIC with the salute cannons firing. “This is the first time CIC Kai Fuk Road Training Ground is opened to the public. Our goal is to enhance the awareness of the public on the expertise of our outdoor training courses such as Bar-bending & Fixing, Timber Formwork and Metal Scaffolding.” said Mr. CHEUNG.

    The Open Day offered a wide array of activities, including displaying the new model of wheeled paver, tired roller and electric gadgets, demonstrating the technology of aerial photography applying to construction industry, using the latest Building Information Modelling (BIM) software to conduct virtual construction experience, etc. In addition, there were various competitions, such as Wood Pieces Patching Competition and Skills Contest. There were also several games to introduce the craftsmanship in construction industry, including “Tile Game” from Bricklaying, Plastering & Tiling, “Pneumatic Shooting” from Construction Plant Maintenance & Repairs, “Buzz Wire Game” from Electrical Installation, etc. Many participants agreed that the Event had aroused their interest on craft skills in a light-hearted way.

    The skills demonstration by the five Hong Kong contestants of WorldSkills Competition also drew the attention of the parents and secondary school students. They showed admiration to the five young and skillful talents by exchanging ideas with them and giving them encouragement.

    “Construct Your Career” talk sessions were also arranged during the Open Day. Participants could know more about themselves and understand the learning and development path of the industry through guidance.

    A record-breaking number of nearly 4,000 visitors was reached this year. Other than the general public and construction in-service personnel, students, teachers and parents from tertiary institutions, secondary schools and primary schools also paid visits at the Event.

     

     

     

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