Intelligent technology promotes industry innovation, and the use of AI artificial intelligence, automation technology, blockchain, cloud technology, etc. to improve business processes and enhance productivity is the general trend of enterprise digital transformation.
Two VTC Higher Diploma graduates, Jason and Katherine, are facing the new generation of technology. Through vocational education, they have mastered the application of new technology and are now developing their expertise in their respective fields to become new professionals. .
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Pursue Higher Diploma in Engineering by your interests and master new technologies in the industry
Ventilation and air conditioning, fire protection, water supply and drainage, and electrical systems (commonly known as "wind, fire, water, and electricity") are the four major areas of expertise in building services engineering, and are also important elements in creating a comfortable indoor environment.
Under the influence of his family who are engaged in building services engineering, Jason has been interested in studying machinery, electricity and drainage systems since he was a child.
After graduating from secondary school, he chose to study for the Higher Diploma in Building Services Engineering at IVE: "The classroom is practical and flexible, and through project learning and analysis of industry examples, it has made it easier for me to understand and master the knowledge learned in the classroom."
The two-year advanced diploma course allows Jason to consolidate engineering knowledge through practice and master the application of new technologies, including the popular Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology in the industry. Jason said: "BIM uses 3D software technology to transform engineering projects. BIM can not only improve the accuracy and efficiency of engineering, but also help the engineering team to understand the space allocation and engineering data of buildings and building systems at a glance, which is helpful for engineering design, planning and construction. For the management and maintenance after the completion of the project, Jason added: “BIM can calculate the most effective plan for the operation and maintenance of buildings and building services facilities based on engineering information, including materials, design and completion time, and avoid the need for many old buildings. A situation where repairs are not available.”
Progress to a bachelor's degree to learn new technologies such as renewable energy
As the trend of smart buildings, energy saving, carbon reduction and sustainable development has become more and more important, after graduating from the advanced diploma, Jason decided to enter the Bachelor of Engineering program at THEi High-tech Institute to get more exposure to engineering such as building energy efficiency and sustainable systems. In the future, he also plans to study related master's courses.
Jason, who is currently an assistant engineer in an electrical and mechanical engineering company, said, "Building services engineering not only needs to provide comfortable indoor space, but also focuses on intelligent management and energy saving to achieve sustainable social development. The current building design will try to make use of natural lighting as much as possible. , and use renewable energy technologies such as solar panels to generate electricity to reduce energy consumption and support the development of low-carbon smart cities.”
Jason is currently working as an assistant engineer in a mechanical and electrical engineering company, where his work can apply his past learning and combine his interests.
Integrate new technology to promote sustainable development
Jason believes that in order to promote the sustainable development of the construction engineering industry, the application of technology is becoming more and more important. "Engineers must not only have professional knowledge and judgment, but also have a keen sense of new technology, pay more attention to and learn new technology applications, such as artificial intelligence. , the Internet of Things, robots and other new technologies, to propose more innovative solutions for engineering projects and promote the development of smart cities.” He also suggested that students who are interested in joining the engineering industry should cultivate good communication skills: “Engineering projects are interlinked and daily Work requires close communication with different stakeholders, such as owners, contractors and engineering consultants, etc. When I was studying at IVE and THEi, I had many internship opportunities, which allowed me to get in touch with professional terms in the engineering industry and learn from different perspectives. The communication skills of the stakeholders will greatly help the team communication and cooperation in the current workplace.”
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Cloud technology drives industry development
AI artificial intelligence, 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), etc. are new technologies that promote the development of smart cities. The use of different smart technologies must be applied to cloud technology, uploading huge amounts of information or data to the cloud for computing, providing citizens with timely information Information and convenience of life.
For example, using the mobile phone to check the weather forecast every day, booking a taxi through the mobile phone program, watching online videos and even participating in online meetings, etc., are all applied to cloud technology.
Cloud engineer Katherine Wan said, "Cloud technology has penetrated into our lives unconsciously. Cloud technology can not only break through the limitations of physical servers in terms of performance expansion and occupied space resources, but also enterprises can use remote computing processing. And integrate different data to improve operational efficiency. With the digitalization of various industries, cloud technology will have a lot of room for development.”
Katherine is a graduate of IVE's Higher Diploma in Cloud System and Data Center Management. She chose to take the course because she saw the development opportunities of cloud technology. "The development space of information technology is very broad, and the development of smart cities has led to the emergence of many new types of jobs. , all walks of life will need interdisciplinary professionals who understand the application of technology. IVE's courses not only teach professional theory, but also have many opportunities to collaborate with the industry. Through project training and real cases in the industry, we teach us to use innovative thinking to design suitable for enterprises. The required cloud system will lay a solid professional foundation.”
Establish technical research direction and obtain relevant industry certification
Katherine's courses are closely related to the market, and the course design is more compatible with the Amazon AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud platform certification qualification exam content, helping her master cloud platform architecture, cloud application development, virtualization systems and data center management skills and professional knowledge, you will also learn professional knowledge such as programming, designing computer networks and developing cloud applications.
Katherine has successfully obtained 4 international professional certifications in information technology during her studies, affirming her application skills in cloud basic application, solution construction and system development.
Become a cloud engineer to help enterprises digital transformation
Katherine, who has professional advantages, was hired as a cloud engineer immediately after graduation. She is mainly responsible for constructing and managing cloud computing architecture, and providing technical support to customers.
Katherine also shared her experience of participating in the design of cloud systems when she first entered the workplace, "It turns out that designing and developing a project from scratch is very successful! Behind the design of a cloud system, you need to think from multiple perspectives, and understand users through communication with customers. The real needs of the people.” Katherine also joked that women are more thoughtful, good at communicating with others, and more handy when dealing with related work, so they are also very suitable for joining the IT industry.
Katherine is currently working as a cloud engineer in a power company. She said that the IVE course has laid a solid foundation for her to become a cloud system management professional.
The epidemic has accelerated the pace of digital transformation in all walks of life. The establishment of a safe and reliable cloud system can help enterprises manage and develop their business, and bring opportunities for cloud technology professionals.
Katherine added that cloud technology has a wide range of applications, and the industry is developing more and more professionally.
Katherine is currently studying a part-time undergraduate degree from a UK university, majoring in business information technology, and hopes to deepen her industry knowledge. Her goal is to become a Cloud Solution Architect, designing cloud solutions for different clients and helping to promote smart cities.
She also encouraged the Secondary 6 students: "The emergence of new types of jobs has made interdisciplinary professionals who know how to apply technology more sought-after in the workplace. Students may pay more attention to some courses related to information technology, so as to equip themselves and grasp the future workplace. new opportunities.”
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VTC has used innovative technology in teaching in recent years, and the interactive learning environment makes students more active and engaged in learning.
The BIM Innovation Center (BIMiHub) combines the application of BIM technology, with HoloLens, 3D scanning system, drone aerial photography, etc., so that students taking related engineering courses can master the latest industry technology.
The Enterprise Co-creation Center provides a platform for students to participate in the development projects of VTC and the industry. The center has shared and co-creation workshops, and is equipped with various information technology software and hardware and development platforms, allowing students to participate in interdisciplinary collaborative projects and enhance learning. Efficiency and workplace skills.
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