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Aiming to help young people gain hands-on experience in the field, the scheme provides 100 tech-related work placements, offered by Cyberport community companies.

Cyberport announced on Tuesday the launch of its talent acquisition platform iTalent targeted at aspiring I&T young talent. Additionally, Cyberport, the Labour Department, and the Employees Retraining Board (ERB) have partnered to debut a talent cultivation programme called Digital Tech Recruits.

Aiming to help young people gain hands-on experience in the field, the scheme provides 100 tech-related work placements, offered by Cyberport community companies, to ERB trainees who have completed or are currently enrolled in training courses about the I&T industry. 

Successful applicants will go through 30-day on-the-job training and will be assigned an experienced staff member as their mentor. After completion, each participant can receive a subsidy of up to HK$8,300. Additionally, Cyberport Academy will work with the community companies to organise career orientation and technology skills training, as well as propose a complete career development path in the I&T industry.

"We will continue to invest in the future and improve the quality of life of our citizens," said Dr David Chung, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology of the Hong Kong SAR Government. He added: "The stage for I&T is indeed very large, and it extends beyond Hong Kong. I call on young entrepreneurs and companies to seek opportunities outside our city, especially in the mainland cities of the Greater Bay Area, which are closely connected with Hong Kong. Take these opportunities to learn about our nation’s latest developments and expand your networks."

Eric Chan, Chief Public Mission Officer of Cyberport, added: "The launch of the ‘Digital Tech Recruits’ scheme and the talent acquisition platform ‘iTalent’, will cultivate new talent for Hong Kong’s I&T industry, filling an important gap for Hong Kong. Looking forward, Cyberport will continue to strengthen cooperation with governments, universities and the business community to provide more development opportunities for technology talents, actively expand Hong Kong's innovation and technology talent pool, and assist those with aspirations to unleash their potential in the innovation and technology industry."

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