Hong Kong Benchmarks for Career and Life Development (CLD) Online Symposium:
Collection of School Stories

CLAP@JC has entered into its second phase since late 2020 through introducing the Hong Kong Benchmarks for Career and Life Development (HKBM) to the school sector. HKBM is a well-piloted, systematic self-improvement framework for Hong Kong schools to build quality Career and Life Development (CLD) provisions that can be benchmarked with global standards.

In this symposium, our CLAP@JC schools and participants are eager to share their own CLD stories in their HKBM adoption journeys. We hope that all participants would find the important experience sharing useful and insightful in constructing a good CLD-enabling environment for our youths in the 21st century. All stories are particularly suitable for school leaders, career teachers, and those who have interests in promoting quality CLD education in Hong Kong.
Date: Oct 19, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 09:30 - 16:45
Mode : Zoom

Guest of Honor & Speaker

HKBM - The Ten Benchmarks

HKBM is a systematic self-improvement framework for schools to build quality CLD provisions that can be benchmarked with global standards. With experience gained from Phase I, it was developed in consultation with CLAP@JC’s global advisor Sir John Holman (the author of UK’s Gatsby Benchmarks) and local educators. The ten guiding principles advisors (or “Benchmarks”) for self-evaluation was derived and piloted in six schools with diverse backgrounds since September 2019. Building on the foundation of the pilot, the HKBM become an integral part of CLAP@JC.


1. A Stable and Visible Career and Life Development Policy
2. Professional Competencies and Leadership

Student Focused

3. Learning from Multiple Pathways Information
4. Address the Needs of Each Student
5. Student Engagement and Co-creation
6. Personal Guidance for Developing Career Roadmaps

Enabling Environment

7. Linking Curriculum learning to Career and Life Development
8. Meaningful Encounters with the Workplace
9. Meaningful Encounters with Further and Higher Education
10. Parent Engagement and Support

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