(Hong Kong, 18 April 2023) In line with the HKSAR Government's commitment to develop Hong Kong as an international innovation and technology (I&T) centre, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and Huawei Hong Kong (Huawei) jointly organised the "Huawei x HKPC ICT Talent Job Fair 2023" on 15 April to provide quality talent for the local information and communications technology (ICT) industry, enable an efficient interface between talent and enterprises, and foster local technology talent while supporting the development of I&T in Hong Kong.
The event, held at the HKPC Building, connected nearly 20 renowned international and local companies, and offered over 500 jobs in the field of I&T, providing opportunities for students from senior secondary schools and tertiary institutions to join the I&T industry. There were dedicated recruitment booths for companies to conduct one-on-one communication and interviews among company representatives and students on the spot. The company representatives were able to directly understand the professional skills and background of students, while students were able to gain a better understanding of the company's culture, products, and business, thereby gaining a better understanding of their career development opportunities and directions. There were also seminars such as "One shot one kill - 90% less chance of being rejected for a job", "Roadmap to a successful IT career: expectations and challenges" and "What you need to know about cultural trends in new workplaces", where several HR consultants and industry experts shared their insights so participants can better plan their careers.
Ms Karen FUNG, General Manager, InnoPrenuer and FutureSkills of HKPC, said, "I&T is the promising direction for Hong Kong's future development, with the ecological development of talent being of paramount importance. HKPC is committed to collaborating with local enterprises and educational institutions to promote the nurturing of talent and the development of I&T education, and Huawei is one of our key partners. This joint ICT Talent Job Fair provides a comprehensive platform for students to obtain information on career development and interview opportunities in the I&T field. In the future, we will work more closely together to leverage our experience and support to arouse the interest of young people in various aspects, so as to nurture more I&T talent for Hong Kong and the country."
Mr Albert CHAU, Associate Director of Channel Sales in the Channel and Commercial Sales Department of the Hong Kong Enterprise Business Group of Huawei, said, "This ICT Talent Job Fair is a further collocation between Huawei and HKPC with an aim to bring more high calibre labour to the ICT talent market and create a platform to facilitate mutual communication between local students and enterprises. There are abundant resources for talent training in the government, businesses, research community and the academia. Each sector should tap on their strengths and collaborate with each other to increase the supply of skilled workers by boosting students’ interest in I&T and encouraging them to learn more, so that young generation can join the industry as soon as they graduate. Huawei also initiated the Huawei Hong Kong and Macau I&T Talent Development Programme (ITTDP) to enhance I&T talent training. We will co-organise events such as training and educational workshops with various sectors to improve the general capabilities and professional expertise of workers, and strengthen their competitiveness as well as adaptiveness, laying a solid foundation for a long-term individual and business development."
The exhibiting companies believed that this was a meaningful and valuable event, and held a positive attitude towards it. Mr Castin WONG, Senior Project Manager of HKT, mentioned, "The market and supply of talent in the field of ICT is highly active and diverse. With constant development and innovation in technology, an increasing number of companies and industries require personnel with relevant skills and knowledge. The future prospects for talent in ICT are vast, particularly in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, and the Internet of Things. Demand and application in these areas will continue to broaden and deepen. Therefore, we believe that pursuing a career in the field of ICT is a highly promising and challenging choice. The event was well-organised, with a clear and concise process, and we believe it will be beneficial for us to recruit top talent and drive company growth." Besides, Ms Shirley PI, Assistant General Manager of CTgoodjobs, said, "With the rapid development of AI, there is high demand for ICT jobs in the employment market, which leads to fierce competition for job positions. During the recruitment process, employers emphasise more on the future-proofing quality of talent and their soft skills, such as data literacy, innovative thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork. We were honoured to participate in this event, which built a good platform for communication among talent who are interested in the ICT industry."
HKPC and Huawei signed a Memorandum of Understanding last year, committing to work together on ICT talent training to enhance its quality and technical content in Hong Kong. HKPC is also one of the "Huawei Certified Training Centres" in Hong Kong, offering a series of Reindustrialisation and Technology Training Programme (RTTP) accredited certification courses on AI and cloud technologies, as well as professional engineer courses, on a 2:1 ratio to support local enterprises and young people to acquire FutureSkills. In the future, we will continue to work together to nurture more new talent to join the ranks of I&T, helping to build a robust and sustainable ecosystem, and develop Hong Kong into an international I&T centre and smart city.
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