The Hong Kong Observatory has long recognized the importance of training and development for the assurance of professional and technical competency in support of the long-term sustainable development of the organization. “Nurture” is one of the Observatory’s core values working towards the vision of being a model of excellence in protecting lives and building a better society through science. Sharing with the view of instilling and further strengthening of an organization culture of learning and nurturing, the Observatory participated in the Manpower Developer (MD) Award Scheme* organized by the Employee Retraining Board (ERB) for 2015-16.
After completion of the whole accreditation process, the Observatory has been awarded the status of MD for two years since April 2016 in recognition of its efforts in training and developing its staff for meeting the challenges in the provision of people-oriented quality services in meteorology and related fields. The vision, mission and values of the Hong Kong Observatory are imprinted in the hearts of the Observatory’s staff, guiding the development and continuous improvement of the department and individuals.
*The MD Award Scheme has been launched by ERB since 2009 to recognize organizations which have demonstrated outstanding achievements in manpower training and development.