Overview of the Committee

Objectives of Establishing Talents Development Committee

Since the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region was founded, the whole Macao society has developed rapidly, and its prominent demands for talents has soon highlighted. In order to construct and promote the roles as ‘a global tourism and leisure centre’ and ‘a trading platform for economic co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries’, as well as cope with the rapid growth of society, it is necessary to arrange the strategic deployment for talents development as soon as possible, in tandem with strengthening talents cultivation and reservation. For this purpose, the MSAR Government established the ‘Talents Development Committee’ (Comissão de Desenvolvimento de Talentos) in early 2014. The committee is customized for formulation, planning and coordination of a long-term developing strategy about talents cultivation in the MSAR. Besides, it is responsible to work out relevant measures and policies of talents cultivation in the short, medium and long term, as well as conduct “Elites Nurturing Plan”, “Incentive Plan for the Qualified Professionals”, and “Skilled Talents Acquiring Plan”. The committee also launches different schemes that strengthen local talents retention and encourage overseas talents returning to Macao, and accelerates the coordination of local, regional, and international talents training projects and events, and so on and so forth.

Meanwhile, the committee has set up three subsidiary task forces: “Task Force of Planning and Evaluation”, convened by Yeung Tsun Man Eric; “Task Force of Talents Training Program”, convened by Wu Zhi Liang; and “Task Force of Encouraging Talents to Return to Macao”. The “Task Force of Talents Training Program” is subdivided into three programs accordingly, which are: “Elites Nurturing Plan”, “Incentive Plan for the Qualified Professionals”, and “Skilled Talents Acquiring Plan”, respectively led by Wu Zhi Liang, Van Iat Kio and Wong Chi Hong. The task forces and programs will be responsible for planning, researching, making suggestion and executing related measures on each field of talents development.