Two GEG Engineers Complete Scheme “A” Graduate Training

May 9, 2019 – In support of the Macau SAR Government’s talent cultivation strategies, Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) is committed to expanding the pool of home-grown professionals needed for the city’s continuing development. In November 2015, Galaxy Macau™ was accredited by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) to offer the Scheme “A” Graduate Training Program in Mechanical Engineering for graduates of the University of Macau (UM) B.Sc in Electrical Engineering program, making GEG the first gaming operator to receive this accreditation. Last July, Mr. Vito Ao Ieong and Mr. Tom Lam, two 2016 UM alumni and now engineers in Galaxy Macau’s Engineering Department, became the first locally trained engineers to complete this two-year training program in Macau. After receiving the certifications issued by HKIE, they, along with other members of Galaxy Macau’s Engineering Team, visited UM Faculty of Science and Technology staffs to celebrate.

The number of trainees continues to grow each year, and there are currently a total of eight team members in GEG’s Scheme “A” Graduate Training Program in Mechanical Engineering. During the on-the-job training, the job rotation system provides the trainees with all-around exposure to various job assignments in the Engineering Department. The program provides a faster track to becoming registered engineers as the two years of on-the-job training is recognized by HKIE.

Mr. Chan Chee Pong, Senior Vice President of Facilities Management of Galaxy Macau, said, “Being the first gaming operator to achieve the HKIE accreditation, GEG has undergone a rigorous evaluation. We are dedicated to playing to our strengths in operating a world-class integrated resort and designing an effective, extensive and in-depth training program for our trainees. GEG hopes to contribute its part to talent nurturing by assisting more locally trained engineers to obtain internationally recognized professional qualification and broaden their horizons.”

Committed to cultivating local talent and providing upward mobility to the younger generation, GEG has been investing heavily in creating diversified platforms for employees to obtain professional qualifications. The Scheme “A” Graduate Training Program in Mechanical Engineering will continue to accept applications from UM graduates.