The University of Macau (UM) Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) and the Macao Association of Young Employees in the Gaming Industry (AMTIJ) recently launched a certificate course in the theories and applications of big data. The course aims to increase the professional knowledge of young employees in the gaming industry to help them tackle current challenges facing the industry.

The content of the course is tailored to the needs of AMTIJ members and includes elements of gaming management, with a number of UM experts and industry practitioners sharing their professional knowledge.

Thomas Lei, president of AMTIJ, says that the association has consistently organised various activities to enhance the quality of young gaming employees. He appreciates the arrangement and coordination of UM, which shows the university’s support for the association, and he looks forward to further collaboration and exchange between the two institutions in the future.

Benjamin Loi, director-general of AMTIJ, says that young gaming employees actively attend different training courses provided by different educational institutions in order to achieve continuous self-improvement or upgrade their professional qualifications; he adds that in the future, AMTIJ will create more similar training opportunities for its members in order to satisfy their desire for professional development.

Prof Matthew Liu Ting Chi, director of the CCE, thanks the association for its trust in UM and is pleased and excited to see further collaboration between the two institutions.

The course attracted 40 students from local integrated resorts within the gaming industry.