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 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.
What is the mission behind Talent Game On 2K23?
Hong Kong faces a potential golden era of growth driven by innovation and technology (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 innovation and technology, with the ultimate chance to win a trip to the world’s mecca for innovation – Silicon Valley.
In addition, the multi-stage challenge combining virtual and physical activities will further engage and immerse young minds in technology, whereas also providing a stepping stone to an array of career opportunities in the local innovation and technology (I&T) ecosystem.
Fanny Wong, Head of Talents and Human Resources, HKSTP, commented: “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 innovation and technology (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,” Fanny Wong further said.
What can be expected of Talent Game On 2K23?
Until March 18, interested participants can explore the Talent Quest virtual platform and tackle challenges to unlock entry to the next stage -“Park Exploration.” This next stage will be held on March 10, 11, 17, 18 and feature activities for talent from all disciplines, featuring themes including: AI and robotics, biomedical tech, 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 exposure.
Career development opportunities will also be further enhanced by the “GBA InnoAcademy Master Class Series” starting from March 14, featuring five expert-led webinars on microelectronics technology trends and career opportunities in Hong Kong and the GBA.
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 the website.