As a member of the Education and Training Sub-Committee programme for the Hong Kong Retail Management Association, NWHK invited its employees from all departments to enrol on a Professional Retail Management Diploma course, first introduced in 2010.
The objective of the diploma and the Hong Kong Retail Management Association is to help nurture a new generation of retail professionals for Hong Kong and “raise the status and professionalism of retailing through education”.
A Graduation Ceremony was held on 6th November, for six members of NWHK staff who successfully completed the two year course. Three of the students graduated with Merit Commendation.
[Above: Alessandra Piovesana congratulates NWHK graduates]
Anthew Lai (Merchandising & Planning Department) – Graduated with Merit Commendation; Helen Lo (Merchandising & Planning Department) – Graduated with Merit Commendation; Chung Yuen (IT Department) – Graduated with Merit Commendation; Charles Chow (IT Department); Jessie Lam (Human Resources Department) and May Leung (Store Manager of Boutiques).
Alessandra Piovesana, Regional Managing Director for Nuance-Watson Asia said: “We take pride of our staff who have diligently completed the course and still performed their daily tasks at work with satisfaction.
“In fostering a focus and culture in the way of we nurture people’s potential across the company, we encourage our staff to learn, grow and enjoy the advantages that come from being a part of the Nuance-Watson family.
“This professional course helps to upgrade our people’s skills so as to ensure that we can compete effectively by delivering world-class standards.
‘DEVELOPING OUTSTANDING STAFF’
“It is also aimed to develop outstanding staff into a confident future leader in the retail industry. We are delighted to see our staff embracing this opportunity to step further in their career ladder. As the travel retail industry moves steadily forward, “new talents” will be essential to sustain a healthy growth.”
“This is part of our commitment in corporate social responsibility. At Nuance-Watson, we endeavour to contribute and make a positive impact to the travel retail industry’s successful sustained development.”
In 2006 NWHK began offering its employees educational sponsorships to further their education in job-related disciplines and enhance their knowledge and skills by attending training courses or enrolling for study.
Between 2006 and 2012, NWHK has offered sponsorships in support of its staff worth close to HK$3m.