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Interview|Speech from Huang Keqiang, CEO of Innovation and Technology Leadership Training in Science Park: Learning is the result, not the goal

2021-04-13T00:10:58.321Z

In recent years, Hong Kong has been striving to pursue the development of innovation and technology, and one of the key areas to catch up is the dilemma of insufficient talents and mismatches. Huang Keqiang, Chief Executive Officer of the Science and Technology Park Company, said earlier that 70,000 copies were received during a career expo last year.



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Written by: Chen Jiahui

2021-04-13 08:00

Last update date: 2021-04-13 08:00

In recent years, Hong Kong has been striving to pursue the development of innovation and technology, and one of the key areas to catch up is the dilemma of insufficient talents and mismatches.

Huang Keqiang, CEO of the Science and Technology Park Company, said earlier that after receiving 70,000 resumes in a career expo last year, only 200 people were hired, reflecting the gap between the talents the industry desires and the university-trained students in technical requirements.

When Huang Keqiang accepted an exclusive interview with "Hong Kong 01", he admitted that it takes time to cultivate talents, and said that the development of innovation and technology is a cultural change.

He also sent a message to local young people who are aspiring to develop in the field of innovation and technology, in the face of global competition, "need enough vision, good enough first served", and reminded new graduates to enter the workplace "not to learn, learning is the result. Not a goal."

Huang Keqiang said that the plan is to target local and global professionals at the same time, hoping to take this opportunity to attract foreign talents and make Hong Kong a big melting pot of innovation and technology.

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Huang Keqiang mentioned in a media interview earlier that last year there were more than 1,000 innovation and technology positions and 70,000 resumes at the Career Expo, but in the end only 200 people were hired, reflecting the talents that the industry aspires to and university-trained students. There is a gap in technical requirements.

These remarks attracted discussions in the industry.

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Cultivating talents takes time to develop innovation and technology is a cultural change

Huang Keqiang said frankly that it takes time to cultivate talents. Since Hong Kong used to focus on finance, logistics, service and other industries, it is only the past 4 or 5 years that Hong Kong has really started to invest in innovation and technology. It takes time for talents to develop a series of skills.

He said that the entire development of innovative technology is a cultural change from low tech to high tech. "To change one thing, it can take one or two months or one or two years, but it takes Generations to change a culture. "

"I dare not say whether it will be 3 years or 5 years, but this will be a slow change." Huang Keqiang took his observations when judging an outstanding student in Hong Kong as an example, showing that many students in the past have clearly stated that they will do it. As a lawyer and a doctor, in recent years, the winner said that he would follow his dream and become an engineer.

Talents with development opportunities will naturally stay low

He also said that Hong Kong is attractive to foreign talents because of its lifestyle close to foreign countries, and the government has allocated a lot of resources in innovation and technology in recent years, so that everyone can see the opportunity, "Hong Kong actually has a good advantage to engage in technology." How to retain talents when they come?

He bluntly said that there are many support policies at present, including speeding up work visas and providing accommodation assistance in the Science Park, but the most important thing is the development of the future. "It is practical, as long as there is a chance, it will stay low."

Has the local innovation and technology environment changed in recent years?

Huang Keqiang pointed out that he has been the CEO of the Science and Technology Park Company since 2016. At that time, the number of employees in the park was only 5,000 to 6,000. Now it has increased to 14,000 to 15,000. As for the number of companies, it has increased from about 500 at that time to about about now. 1,000 rooms.

He also said that many people will ask whether many companies have closed down under the epidemic. He will answer this way: "It is true that many companies are not worthy, but we all have net gain (net gain), an increase of more than 100. "

Promote plans to help park companies find talents and promote them to surgical companies in the park in the future

In order to cultivate more innovation and technology talents, the Science and Technology Park Corporation launched the "Tomorrow's Innovation and Technology Leadership Training Program (TLT)" to cooperate with partner companies to provide continuous training for talents and full-time work for the park company.

It is planned that 6 companies in the park participated last year and received more than 600 local and overseas applications, accounting for 80% and 20% respectively. In the end, 8 people were selected, of which 6 graduated from local universities, some from Cambridge University and London Graduate of Imperial College.

This year is the second session, and applications are now being accepted. The number of enterprises participating in the park has increased by more than four times to 29.

Huang Keqiang said that he plans to target both local and global professionals, hoping to take this opportunity to attract foreign talents and make Hong Kong a big innovation and technology melting pot. In the future, cooperation with non-park companies will be further strengthened. For example, some R&D in industrial villages. The base of the enterprise.

He sent a message to local young people that they must understand that today, global competition is emphasized, and that they "need to have enough vision and good first-served", and Hong Kong young people are not "losing", but don't be afraid of "losing the bottom."

He is quick to talk and bluntly said that young people must work hard to achieve results before they will be appreciated, and then get more learning opportunities, "You stay and do it, not to learn; learning is the result. Not a goal."

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