In order to gather the strength between enterprises in Macao and mainland institutions, create an atmosphere to jointly promote the professional development of the youth, provide opportunities for professional growth for the Macao youth, and actively help young people integrate into the overall development of the country, the DSEDJ continues to carry out the Macao Youth Professional Development Programme. Ten companies were invited to participate in the programme this year, and 30 outstanding young employees in Macao were selected and recommended by the companies to participate.

The Macao Youth Professional Development Programme has 3 phases, which includes National and Regional Training, on-the-job learning as well as advanced training and field trips to Mainland. The first phase has been carried out and it is in a full-time manner and jointly organized by the DSEDJ, CCE, and BRTC of the FBA. The training content includes The role and positioning of Macao in Sino-Portuguese relations, The relationship between the Hengqin Guangdong-Macao Deep Cooperation Zone and the moderate diversification of Macao’s economy, “1+4” development and view, Big Data and Management, Crisis Management and Media Public Relations Response, Comparison of Traditional and Emerging Industries in Macao and Macao’s Positioning in the Greater Bay Area – Integration and Development and visiting to SKL-IOTSC,  ZUMRI and Digifluidic Bio-tech Co., Ltd. in Hengqin.

The opening ceremony was officiated by Mr. Wong, Deputy Director of the DSEDJ, Dr. Xu, Vice Rector of UM, and Professor Matthew Liu, Director of the CCE and Director of the BRTC of the Faculty of Business Administration. Mr. Wong encouraged the trainees to continue to work hard, to display their talents on the broad stage of life in the future, and to become a construction force for the country and society. Dr. Xu said that UM will fully support the training of local youths, and encourages the trainees to continue their studies and give back their knowledge to the country and society.

After trainees complete the first phase of national and regional training, the invited companies will arrange trainees to different regions or other countries such as the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (including the Hengqin Guangdong-Macao Deep Cooperation Zone) to have on-the-job training in order to gain opportunities for professional improvement and practice. The DSEDJ will continue to carry out other activities of the 2023-2024 Macao Youth Professional Development Programme. CCE is continuing to cooperate with various companies in the future, to provide professional development programmes and trainings for working young people, and we strive to cultivate a generation of talented and responsible young individuals who posses ideals, capabilities, and responsible, rooted in Macao, connected to the motherland, and globally minded.