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SF&OC and MTR Corporation received Silver Award at HKMA Award for Excellence in Training and Development 2016

07.09.2016

Organized by the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA), the Award for Excellence in Training and Development 2016 Presentation Ceremony was successfully held on 5 September 2016 at the JW Marriot Hotel Hong Kong. The first-ever joint effort between Hong Kong Athletes Career & Education Programme (HKACEP), under the auspices of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (The Federation) and MTR Corporation Limited (MTR) in skills training category under the theme of From Medals to Business - Life Skills Training Programme’, received the “Silver Award”, “Special Award – Citation for Community Contribution” and “Best Presentation Award” among 30 corporates from various sectors, which is a distinctive recognition to the programme in supporting retired athletes transformation in skills transfer, retraining to upskill and help them through the transformation from sports fields into the mainstream working field.

Mr. Timothy FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Federation, expressed his heartfelt appreciation to Mr. Patrick GLENNON, Senior Vice President of the International Olympic Committee Athlete Career Programme (IOC ACP) who travelled across oceans in supporting the Federation. Mr. FOK also thanked the staunch support from the HKSAR Government and MTR in developing a unique and sustainable “Life Skills Training Programme” to equip our local athletes with essential knowledge and skills in the business field for their post-athletic career transition.

Ms. Margaret CHENG, Human Resources Director of MTR Corporation Limited expressed being a responsible corporate citizen; MTR is committed to making long term contributions to the sustainable development of our communities. It is an invaluable opportunity to collaborate with SF&OC in supporting the career transition efforts for retired athletes in Hong Kong.

The Life Skills Training Programme jointly organized by HKACEP and MTR Corporation Limited aims to support athletes’ career transformation by providing a set of business soft skills training customized into five core units, i.e. ‘Creative Problem Solving’; ‘Decision Making’; ‘Effective Communication’; ‘Time Management’; and ‘Presentation Skills’ through the three essential steps of pre-training preparation, training and post-stages follow-up, benefitting over 500 athletes from 34 sports since 2013.

Issued by:

The Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China

Office of Hong Kong Athletes Career and Education Programme

 

7 September 2016