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Jockey Club Collaborative Project for Inclusive Employment CareER Thriving Grass Career Development Program

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: CareER Thriving Grass Career Development Programme (Thriving Grass)

Thriving Grass is a pioneer career development programme in Hong Kong, designed to provide self-development opportunities to enhance employability and boost workplace confidence for tertiary-educated individuals with disabilities and SEN in Hong Kong.

During the programme, participating students with disabilities and SEN will engage in various capability-building activities to build self-confidence, improve personal competencies, and develop leadership and communication skills; as well as a paid internship opportunity with an inclusive employer. Thriving Grass aims to prepare participants for a long-term career to join the Hong Kong workforce and become contributing members of society and the community.

Thriving Grass started in 2019, and it has garnered success through earnest support from inclusive employers, SEN-aware professionals, and our members alike. Apart from the internship opportunities, Thriving Grass comprises a series of workshops and training focusing on career coaching & counselling, workplace confidence training and workshops, alumni sharing, company visits, and leadership training. With the backing from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Thriving Grass will continue as a 3-year programme.


This three-year programme is designed to:

  • inspire participants to carve their own career path through their engagement in various self-development activities;
  • boost participants’ confidence in their workplace, in life and beyond by equipping them with leadership and social skills;
  • establish rapport and community spirit among tertiary-educated students with disabilities and SEN;
  • encourage participants to take the initiative and become active members of society;
  • build disability-confidence and raise awareness around inclusive employment in civil society

Who can Join?

We encourage you to join the Programme if you are:

  • university students and graduates with disabilities and SEN who are committed to striving for self-improvement and career development;
  • inclusive employers who are committed to promoting workplace inclusion for people with disabilities and SEN and looking for talents;
  • HR and talent acquisition professionals who are looking for volunteering opportunities to empower people with disabilities and SEN

Programme Timeline and Application

For inclusive employers who are looking to hire diverse talents, please contact our Recruitment Team at recruitment@career.org.hk

For Tertiary-Educated Students and Graduates with Disabilities and SEN:

Thriving Grass 2018-2020

CareER Jockey Club Thriving Grass Career Development Program 2018-2020 has garnered success through earnest support from a vast array of stakeholders. More than 80 internship placements were made with rave reviews from employers and interns.

Programme Recap

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