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- HKSTP Kicks off “Talent Game On 2K23” Programme to Usher a Golden Era of Innovation & Technology
Immersive online and offline experiences beginning today bring an array of I&T career opportunities for tech and non-tech professionals with chances to win a trip to Silicon Valley
(Hong Kong, 20 February 2023) – Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is launching its “Talent Game On 2K23” talent programme in a major push to attract young local and global talent to pursue technology careers in Hong Kong. The “Talent Quest” virtual game beginning today, is the first in a series of tech-inspired activities during HKSTP’s Talent Game On 2K23 programme to show that the innovation and technology (I&T) community is open to talent from all backgrounds.
Hong Kong faces a potential golden era of growth driven by I&T which will inspire new possibilities for current and future generations. Open to all young talent, graduates and students from STEM and non-STEM backgrounds, the gamified Talent Quest challenge allows participants to explore diverse career paths in I&T, with the ultimate chance to win a trip to the world’s mecca for innovation – Silicon Valley. The multi-stage challenge combining virtual and physical activities will engage and immerse young minds in technology, while providing a stepping stone to an array of career opportunities in the local I&T ecosystem.
Fanny Wong, Head of Talents and Human Resources, HKSTP, said: “More than ever, the young generation seek inspiration when making career decisions, with HKSTP’s Talent Game On 2K23 programme with activities like the one-of-a-kind Talent Quest challenge will spark young talent to chart new career paths in I&T. HKSTP is on a mission to show that the world of technology is not exclusive to techies, we are open to talent from all backgrounds that seek new exciting career opportunities while growing the talent pipeline to power new growth for Hong Kong.”
From today, to March 18, interested participants can explore the Talent Quest virtual platform and tackle problem-solving challenges to unlock entry to the next stage --“Park Exploration.” This next stage will be held on March 10, 11, 17, 18 and feature physical activities for talent from all disciplines, featuring themes including: AI and robotics, biomedical technology, data, green tech and microelectronics.
“Battle with Bosses” flash interview during the Park Exploration stage is on offer with world-class HKSTP park companies like Huawei, SenseTime and Arrow Electronics, who will also provide participants the latest industry trends through different sharing sessions. These two-way job matching opportunities can also lead to immediate job offers. The final stage involves job simulation activities, with the successful finalists who landed a job offer moving on with a chance to win a trip to Silicon Valley to meet tech giants and gain global exposure.
Career development opportunities will also be further enhanced by the ““Master Class Series: Microelectronics in the GBA” ” starting from March 14, featuring five expert-led webinars on microelectronics technology trends and career opportunities in Hong Kong and the GBA, with registration beginning on February 27. The Talent Game On 2K23 activities will continue through into the annual “Hong Kong’s largest I&T Career Expo” from March 18 to April 17, offering an all-in-one virtual I&T job-matching platform for employers and jobseekers around the globe to connect with each other.
For more information on Talent Game On 2K23 activities please visit: https://stp.hk/3IbU02s
Photo 1 & 2: Participants completed the “Talent Quest” challenges will move on to the next stage “Park Exploration” in mid-March to further explore I&T opportunities through theme-based activities.