EY1 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU) on 30 June to strengthen collaboration toward the shared goal of nurturing the next generation of business talent and professionals across the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) and beyond.
People are the backbone of every business and society. Through investing in people by developing their talents and full potential, this collaboration will reap a multitude of benefits for both EY and HKMU. The joint effort will enrich the talent pool while supporting the high-quality economic and social development of the GBA.
Jasmine Lee, EY Hong Kong and Macau Managing Partner, says: “We believe that collaboration, future business talent, and the GBA are three crucial elements for the success of today's global economy. Collaboration allows us to pool resources, share knowledge and expertise, and achieve greater results than we could on our own. The GBA is a prime example of the power of collaboration and we have a lot of potential building our future business talent pool in this area. Cities in the GBA form a hub of innovation, technology and business activity that is driving dynamic growth in China and beyond. I am very happy that we are engaging in the collaboration program for nurturing future business talents in the GBA together with HKMU.”
Professor Alan Au, Dean of Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration at HKMU, says: “This MoU will foster even more opportunities for impactful collaborations between HKMU and EY. Through various academic and research as well as education and development initiatives, the two parties shall work together to promote knowledge transfer, talent mobility, and business connectivity within the GBA region. We hope to open up new avenues for businesses, our youths, and other stakeholders to access the opportunities the region has to offer.”
Leveraging their well-established strengths, expertise, and commitment to fostering a future-ready workforce, EY and HKMU will work closely to provide university students with training opportunities in professional settings such as internships, job shadowing and mentorships in the GBA and beyond.
EY and HKMU will organize joint events such as seminars, forums, and case competitions that facilitate the knowledge transfer and exchange between the academia and industry. They will also co-develop teaching case studies, focusing on brands, corporations, and business organizations in the GBA. Under the MoU, they will step up efforts in securing consultancy projects that provide business solutions to companies in the GBA.
Lee says: “EY teams are always committed to providing opportunities to our next generations to cultivate their visions. Through placements in the GBA, students and young people may realize their ambitions across the region. Drawing on the established connections and network of EY and HKMU, we will strive to expand the reach and impact of the collaboration.”
1 Ernst & Young Group Limited
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