Graduate Environmental Mentoring Scheme (GEMS)

Graduate Environmental Mentoring Scheme (GEMS)

The HKIQEP – Graduate Environmental Mentoring Scheme (GEMS) is now launched to facilitate the continuous development of environmental graduates and response to the Environment Bureau’s initiative under the Green Employment Scheme. GEMS connects the graduates and the environmental industry professionals, providing opportunities to share experience and knowledge.

At the launching ceremony on 9 July 2020, the officiating guest Mr Tse Chin-wan, BBS, JP, Under Secretary for the Environment, appreciated our efforts in promoting environmental professionalism and supporting the environmental graduates in Hong Kong.

Our honorary advisor Ir Dr Hon Lo Wai-kwok, SBS, MH, JP and over 100 guests covering a wide range of industries, including property developers, engineering firms, consultancies, public utility companies, statutory bodies, academics, our members and students also participated in the ceremony, witnessing the official launch of GEMS.

Dr Jeanne Ng, Chairman of HKIQEP delivered the opening remarks at the ceremony and said, “The demand for environmental professionals continues to grow. HKIQEP always endeavours to provide the talents needed to support Hong Kong in recovering from COVID-19 and growing back our economy, in a more diversified, greener and resilient way.” She added that GEMS could help fresh graduates lay the foundation for pursuing qualification, with a view to nurturing young talents to meet the needs of industry demand in the long run.”

Please accept our sincere gratitude again for your generous support! More details of the GEMS will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

About HKIQEP
The Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals Limited (HKIQEP) was established in 2015 by dedicated individuals from the corporate sector, public sector, academics and environmental professional institutions to support Hong Kong’s reputation and position as an international leader in environmental management, and in ensuring the quality of work conducted across the growing environmental field in Hong Kong with a vision to develop Hong Kong as the Centre of Excellence for developing qualified environmental professionals in the Pearl River Delta region.

Details of HKIQEP: http://hkiqep.org/

Institutional Partners:
Charted Institution of Water and Environmental Management Hong Kong (CIWEM HK)
Environmental Management Association of Hong Kong (EMAHK)
Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics (HKIOA)
Hong Kong Institute of Environmental Impact Assessment (HKIEIA)
Hong Kong Institute of Environmental Protection Officers (HKIEPO)

List of companies and organizations supporting GEMS as at 9 July 2020 (in alphabetical order):
AEC Ltd.
AECOM Asia Company Limited
Allied Sustainability and Environmental Consultants Group Limited
ANewR Consulting Limited
Associated Engineers Ltd.
ATAL Engineering Ltd
Atkins China Limited
BMT Asia Pacific Limited
Business Environment Council Limited
Civic Exchange
CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
Dunwell Enviro-Tech (Holdings) Ltd.
ERM-Hong Kong Limited
Gammon Construction Limited
Hong Kong Productivity Council
Meinhardt Infrastructure and Environment Ltd
MTR Corporation Ltd.
ODEN Systems
PJ Sustainability Consulting Ltd
Ramboll Environ Hong Kong Ltd.
SUEZ NWS Limited
The Airport Authority Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Electric Company Limited
The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Wealth of Flows Consulting Ltd
WSP (Asia) Limited


Photo1:
Mr Tse Chin-wan, BBS, JP, Under Secretary for the Environment (6th right); Ir Dr Hon Lo Wai-kwok, SBS, MH, JP, Honorary Advisor of HKIQEP (6th left); and Dr Jeanne Ng, Chairman of HKIQEP (Central) joined with HKIQEP Board of Directors, Institutional Partners and company representatives for a group photo.


Photo2:
Mentors of GEMS and students joined the officiating guests, HKIQEP Board of Directors and Institutional Partners for a group photo.


Photo3:
Academics, company representatives, HKIQEP members, mentors and students joined the officiating guests, HKIQEP Board of Directors and Institutional Partners for a group photo after the ceremony, witnessing the official launch of GEMS.


Photo4:
Mr Tse Chin-wan, BBS, JP, Under Secretary for the Environment (2nd left); Ir Dr Hon Lo Wai-kwok, SBS, MH, JP, Honorary Advisor of HKIQEP (2nd right); and Dr Jeanne Ng, Chairman of HKIQEP (Central) took a group photo with the students joining the ceremony.