The inauguration ceremony of ‘The 20th Anniversary of the Return of Macau to the Motherland: Perception on Macau's History, Culture and Tourism Docent Training Program’ co-organized by the Macao Federation of Trade Unions, the Macau Tourist Guide Association, the Macau International Chartered Tourist Guide Association and the Macau University of Science and Technology SCS was held in MUST on 6 January 2020.
Miss Li Jingyi and Mr. Liang Sunxu, vice chairman of the Macao Federation of Trade Unions, Professor Aliana, Leong Man Wai, Dean of SCS, Mr. Raymond Wong, Program Director of SCS and Mr. Huang Zhiqiang, vice president of the Macau International Chartered Tourist Guide Association attended the ceremony, they encouraged students to strive for continuous self-renewal and hope that the course can enhance students’ professional standards and improve the professionalism of the industry.
According to Professor Leong Man Wai, she told that the program was successfully held with the efforts of the four parties for over two months, she encouraged students to have constant self-improvement, cherish the opportunity to gain new knowledge and combine it with their professional knowledge to promote the development of individuals and the whole industry. SCS plays a vital role in lifelong learning, the school will co-operate with more parties to develop more courses for various industries.
Vice president of the Macau International Chartered Tourist Guide Association, Mr. Huang Zhiqiang indicated that the course is an encouragement measure introduced by the government for the tourism industry that is affected by external factors. Upon completion of the course, students will be arranged to provide tour services at five tourist spots in Macau and they will be given the corresponding allowance. He encouraged students to make great efforts to learn more about the current status of protection as well as the value of Macau's intangible cultural heritage,
Vice-chairman of the Macao Federation of Trade Unions, Miss Li Jingyi and Mr. Liang Sunxu, hope that the training course can support the industry to cope with the current difficulties and will help to seek for solutions for future transformation. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to introduce the status of Macau's intangible cultural protection and the introduction and history of Macau’s historic district. They suggested that this could serve as a permanent project to create new employment space for the industry and create support in Macao’s positioning as a world centre of tourism and leisure.