(Hong Kong, 19 August 2022) The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) recently organised a 2-day “TechEd STEM: TecHunt Game Day” with four interactive TecHunt workshops for 280 primary and secondary student members from The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE). The overall response was overwhelming. The event aims at equipping the gifted students with knowledge on the latest technologies such as 5G technology, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics, as well as Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) through different games, so as to prepare them for the Digital Era and future workplace.
The participants of “TechEd STEM: TecHunt Game Day” must complete the missions at 7 checkpoints scattered in HKPC Building within a specified timeframe. Throughout the game, student members have to apply their knowledge in technology and demonstrate their teamwork to tackle the challenges in the shortest time. They also visited the Green Hall to learn more about the latest Smart City development and Green Technology solutions. Through exchanging ideas with young engineers from HKPC, the students were able to learn more about the career path and job opportunities of technology talents. During the sharing sessions, both students and tutors shared their insights and suggestions towards local innovation and technology (I&T) development, thus enhancing students’ confidence in presentation and arousing their interest in I&T.
Ms Karen Fung, General Manager, InnoPreneur (SME & Startup Growth) and FutureSkills of HKPC, said, “We are delighted to organise the ‘TechEd STEM: TecHunt Game Day’ with the HKAGE, offering prospective Technology Education (TechEd) and development opportunities for gifted students with high potential. With I&T industry becoming the trend-setter in the future, the market has a high demand for technology talents. HKPC strives to nurture students’ interest in STEM, equipping them with FutureSkills such as ABCD & R - AI, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Big Data and Robotics through interactive games. This aims to improve their knowledge and competitiveness in I&T field, and pave the way for the Digital Era. We invite HKPC engineers to introduce the latest Green and Food Technologies in order for the students to have first-hand experience on technology application and understand the benefits of technology to the community. HKPC’s Inno Space is committed to promoting TechEd. We actively engaged with primary and secondary teachers and students and a number of STEM partners, bolstering TechEd development in Hong Kong.”
Dr Jimmy Wong, Executive Director of the HKAGE, said, “My appreciation goes to HKPC for organising the Game Day. Interactive TecHunt workshops were organised for our primary and secondary school student members to master knowledge on 5G technology, Cyber Security, AI and Robotics, Industry 4.0 and IoT, etc. through exciting and fun games. Our student members were also given the valuable opportunity to learn from young engineers of HKPC and understand the development prospects in STEM fields. I look forward to continued collaboration with HKPC for organising more interesting STEM competitions and activities in the future, so that young people will be attracted to the I&T industry and develop new opportunities in the local society!”
For schools, groups or organisations who are interested in co-organising the above I&T activities or other TechEd STEM programmes with HKPC, please contact Inno Space by email: email@example.com or call: 2788 6118. To know more about Inno Space, please visit: https://innospace.hkpc.org/
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