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The Ministry of Economic Affairs Promotes Innovative Model for Talent Development and Recruited 350 interdisciplinary digital talents nationwide2018-06-04

Organization: Industrial Development Bureau, MOEA       


To accelerate Taiwan’s economic transformation and cultivate interdisciplinary professional talents in the digital economy, of the Ministry of Economic Affairs’ (MOEA) Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) is currently promoting “the DIGI  Talent Accelerator & Jumpstart Program.” On May 21, 23, and 25, IDB held recruitment sessions respectively in northern, middle, and southern Taiwan to offer interviews to prospective interns with institutions for them to learn about the organizations and their practical trainings. The recruitments attracted nearly 1,000 students ranging from 3rd-year undergraduates to postgraduates, and received very enthusiastic responses from the participants.

“Since 2017, the program has cooperated with industry, academia, and research institutes, adopted the blended online and offline learning model, promoted practice projects, and developed open and innovative model for digital talent training. In early May of this year, this program received recognition from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) by winning the Innovation in Talent Development Award, which demonstrates that the interdisciplinary model of digital talent development with practical projects promoted by IDB can truly solve the problems of current talent shortage in the era of digital economy,” said Zhen-wei You, IDB’s Deputy Director-General. “We expect the innovative cultivation model of the “DIGI  Talent Program” to accelerate the process of strengthening our college students’ interdisciplinary digital capabilities to meet the industry’s demand for professionals and to keep up with pace of innovation,” remarked Deputy Director-General You.

“The program trained 350 students in 2017 and delivered nearly 200 high quality works from the practical projects. In 2018, the program will work with 13 research institutes to train the selected students from 3rd-year undergraduates to postgraduates. The exposure to the five major fields, which are artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), E-commerce, intelligent content, and data science/data analysis, will help students to understand digital economy earlier and can equip them with practical experiences and value productivity so as to allow enterprises to also discover outstanding talents earlier,” said Chao-Hong Liao, the Director of the Digital Education Institute at Institute for Information Industry.


Contacts
Contact Organization: Information Technology Industries Division, Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs
Contact Person: Mr. Lin
Contact Phone: (02)2754-1255 ext.2241