Surveys on Future Talent Needs of Macao’s Finance and Construction Industries Conducted in Orderly Manner

The Task Force for Planning and Evaluation under the Talents Development Committee held its first meeting of the year of 2017. It was chaired by Dr. Yeung Tsun Man Eric, Convener of the Task Force. During the meeting, the Committee Secretariat briefed on the progress of the Survey on the Future Talent Needs of Macao’s Finance Industry and the Survey on the Future Talent Needs of Macao’s Construction Industry, summarised the work on the Catalogue of Talent in Short Supply in Five Key Industries and discussed the five-year action plan Medium- and Long-Term Talent Training Programme.

The Committee Secretariat reported that it had commissioned Macao’s higher education institutions to conduct the surveys, which were delivering survey questionnaires to the entity representatives of the industries concerned, expecting results within this year. Representatives of the City University of Macau, one of the commissioned institutions, were present in the meeting to introduce the work concerned and offer details of its implementation.

The surveys will be conducted by quantitative and qualitative methods in the form of questionnaires, panel meetings, interviews, scientific analyses of sectoral economic development and so on, with six local major construction associations being the main questionnaire targets, and local construction worker unions on the waiting list. According to the representatives, their research team comprises veterans from relevant industries, enabling them to better co-ordinate with industry members to produce more effective surveys, and currently have received active responses from the industries.

Meanwhile, the meeting addressed the follow-up work of the five-year action plan Medium- and Long-Term Talent Training Programme, which the Committee expected to review in the next meeting.

In addition, the Committee Secretariat summarised that it had completed and released the Lists of Talent Demands of Five Key Economic Sectors and the Catalogue of Talents in Short Supply in Key Areas last year, in order that the community could have a comprehensive understanding of the talent demands in the key areas in Macao.

The requirements for the positions in short supply are converted into indices, including jobs’ educational qualifications, work experience, professional skills and capabilities, as well as monthly salaries, which help residents learn about the most wanted positions in Macao’s key sectors at present, with information of the basic skills required and salary levels. The catalogue provides information for job promotion and transfer within the five said sectors, and serves as references for personal advancement and career development. Moreover, the catalogue facilitates the formulation of talent development policies. For more information, please visit the Committee’s website http://www.scdt.gov.mo/supplydemand.html.

Committee members presented at the meeting were: Yeung Tsun Man, Leong Lai, Chan Chi Fong, Liang Liu, Lao Chi Ngai, Tai Wa Hou, Van Iat Kio, Sou Chio Fai, Leong Sin Man, and the representatives of the City University of Macau including Khong Yueng Wah, Manuel Ma and Zhang Jing Qi.

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Surveys on Future Talent Needs of Macao’s Finance and Construction Industries Conducted in Orderly Manner