Collaboration to Strengthen IT Talent Pool in Greater Bay Area

News Release – 4 March 2024

Hong Kong/ Macau/ Mainland China – Hong Kong Institute of Information Technology (HKIIT), a member institution of the Vocational Training Council (VTC),and Automated Systems (H.K.) Limited (ASL), a subsidiary of Automated Systems Holdings Limited (0771.HK) which is the unified technology services partner, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly nurture IT talents, strengthen the IT talent pool in the Greater Bay Area, and promote vocational and professional education and training.

Under this MoU, ASL will provide students of HKIIT with industrial attachment opportunities to gain hands-on work experience with advanced technology, excellent process and experienced IT professionals, facilitating their career advancement in the IT industry. In addition, ASL will give priority to HKIIT graduates for full-time job interviews, demonstrating ASL’s emphasis on IT talents and enhancing the employment prospects of HKIIT students.

In addition to its focus on pre-employment training like Higher Diploma and Diploma of Foundation Studies programmes, the HKIIT recognises the importance of lifelong learning and professional development in the industry. To address this need, the HKIIT has established an in-service training service named as “SkillsUp”; with closer collaborations with industry partners, professionals and stakeholders to offer both reskilling and upskilling training programmes for the industry practitioners, corporate professionals and workforce. Under this collaboration with ASL, HKIIT will also provide skills retraining and upskilling courses for ASL employees through “SkillsUP” to meet the evolving needs of the digital age.

For over 50 years, ASL has been committed to providing industry-specific solutions, comprehensive network and security management services and omni-channel integrated managed services to customers in the Greater Bay Area and Asia Pacific. As the unified technology services partner, ASL accelerates organizations’ success by harnessing the power of unified technologies, resources, teamwork and shared goals, and has successfully cultivated numerous outstanding IT talents.

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