The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and the Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKSYU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 13 May 2022, pledging to jointly groom more InnoTalent in media design, immersive technologies, visual production and related disciplines for Hong Kong.
Witnessed by Mr. Willy LIN, Chairman of HKPC; Mr. Mohamed BUTT, Executive Director of HKPC; Professor CHEUNG Siu-keung, Vice President (University Administration) of HKSYU; Dr. Raymond CHUI, Director of Industrial Attachment of HKSYU; Ms. Eliza NG, Chief People and Culture Officer of HKPC; Mr. Edgar SO, Associate Head, Department of Journalism and Communication of HKSYU; Dr. Wun-sum LAM, Associate Head, Department of Journalism and Communication of HKSYU, and Mr. Vincent HO, Director of Communications, Department of Journalism and Communication of HKSYU, Dr. Lawrence CHEUNG, Chief Innovation Officer of HKPC, and Dr. Kaman LEE, Head of Department of Journalism and Communication of HKSYU, signed the MOU.
Professor CHEUNG Siu-keung, Vice President (University Administration) of HKSYU, said, as the first private university of Hong Kong, Shue Yan University has been moving with the times all along. In this Digital Era, we took the initiative to aim at “reinventing liberal arts education and promoting digital humanities”, and actively integrate all kinds of digital technology into our programmes. Through knowledge transfer, work placements and vocationally oriented experiential learning, we strive to nurture the new generation of innovative experts to meet the long term development of Hong Kong. “The MOU reached between our Department of Journalism and Communication and HKPC is for strengthening our industrial attachment and liaisons with Government departments, and launch more collaborations and projects that benefit students and all.”
Mr. Willy LIN, Chairman of HKPC, said, “As a bridge between the industry and the education sector, as well as a promoter of I&T, HKPC has been striving to expand the local research talent pool to address talent shortages in Hong Kong, and at the same time cooperate with the HKSAR Government in promoting the long-term development of I&T and the support from the National 14th Five-Year Plan for Hong Kong to be an international I&T hub. In the era of digitalisation, learning technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing, big data, and robotics is the general trend. To prepare for the future, young people must master these ‘FutureSkills’. This MOU is a win-win collaboration. It will not only give full play to the advantages of the Department of Journalism and Communication of HKSYU in the cultivation of elites and resources, but also demonstrate the experience and support of the HKPC in the field of I&T, so as to enhance the I&T knowledge and skills of HKSYU students.”
HKPC said that the through the provision of internships and on-the-job training programmes, the collaboration aims to strengthen the local digital talent pool and inject new impetus into the innovation and technology (I&T) industry, enhancing the competitiveness of Hong Kong and broadening the horizons of the young generation.
Source: May and June 2022 Issue