1. What is the purpose of the Talents Development Committee?
2. What do you mean by ‘talent’? Must a ‘talent’ be educated at a higher education level? Can a ‘talent’ be a master of a trade?
A person may have comparative advantages in competing for a post or a promotion if he/she is professionally qualified (licenced) or certified, experienced in running a business or managing a corporation (organization), obtained higher education, or with other expertise. For others who work earnestly to constantly consolidate their knowledge learned from practice and to strive for quality and professionalism in their trade, may also become a ‘Talent’ of their own trade.
3. Who are eligible for the Talent Information Registration? What is the use of the registration?
4. How to distinguish a talent who is an ‘elite’, a ‘qualified professional’ or a ‘skilled’ person?
Elites Nurturing Plan: To nurture and reserve top-notched talents for Macao, the most outstanding talents of different sectors will be selected and sent to notable cooperating universities/public institutions/advanced corporations either local or abroad to study, further study or to be sent as placements.
Incentive plan for the qualified professionals: Professionals who have gained solid foundation or good performance in specialized fields, will be given incentives to study further, to enhance their expertise or to nurture growth in their professions.
Skilled talents acquiring plan: Training of skilled talents will be strengthened to meet the immediate needs of Macao in its fast and diversified development.
Elites refer to leaders of a profession who have attained professional licences or skills in their specialized field, for example, business elites, patent-holding scientists, political elites, and military elites. Qualified professionals generally refer to the group of people who have relatively higher educational qualifications and longer credentials of service, such as specialist physicians, experienced barristers, pilots, electrical & mechanical engineers, land surveyors and chemists. A skilled person commonly refer to the group of people who have acquired certain vocational skills and make a living with such skills, for example, bus drivers, plumbers, decorators, crane operators, florists, bar benders and security guards.
5. What is the use of the talents database for individuals or companies? If matching of data is done by government departments, would the personal data of registrants be publicly disclosed?
We stress that personal data of Macao residents are protected by the Personal Data Protection Law. All related tasks performed on the data shall strictly adhere to relevant laws and shall not lead to a public disclosure of the data registered.
6. What is the method and approach of the talent nurturing? Which prevailing approach adopted by the Government or non-government sector is better suited for Macao?
There is a more ideal approach. We hope when all sectors are working together to nurture talents, it can be done in a planned, assessed and coordinated manner. This means that all sectors will co-study and co-formulate the overall development direction and plan for talent nurturing, then all sectors can play a part within the framework development plan while the Talents Development Committee will regularly monitor the situation and to make appropriate coordinated when necessary.
7. Is there any connection between the current database on Tertiary Education Talents and this Talents Information Registration? Why do we have to register again?
As the above database only targets tertiary education talents, the collection of statistics has not covered residents without tertiary education qualifications or individuals who have completed tertiary education. It is therefore necessary to collect data from wider sources for a more comprehensive understanding of the current situation and distribution of talents of Macao, and to use the data as an important reference for policy making. Hence, the Talents Development Committee is now analyzing the available statistics released by the public sector, and is also calling for Macao residents who have obtained professional qualifications (licence) or professional certification, who have experience in business or corporate (or organisation) management, or those who have a tertiary education degree or other expertise to register their information via our webpage, to help build the Talents Information Database.