Online Professional Talk on Data Analysis for Manpower Survey of VTC & Big Data

Mr Joe NG, I.T. Officer of Vocational Training Council (VTC), was invited to deliver a professional talk to our students on 8 March, 2021.

VTC assesses the manpower demand for 24 major industry sectors covering more than 80% of the Hong Kong working population. The manpower dynamics of each of the 24 industries in Hong Kong is analysed through a manpower survey and manpower update in a 4-year cycle. The manpower survey is a quantitative survey conducted with relevant companies once every 4 years to collect information of employees count, income, education, etc. The manpower update is conducted twice in the 4-year cycle through a focus group meeting with industry representatives and data analytics of major recruitment platforms. The information obtained from both manpower survey and manpower update aims to facilitate the Government and different stakeholders of industries to formulate manpower and training plan.

The talk provided students with hands-on experience regarding data collection, data management, data cleaning, and analytics for manpower survey for 25 Industries in Hong Kong for VTC (Industry Partnership of Vocational Training Council). The technologies and software used in traditional database systems, big data, business intelligence, and machine learning were also introduced to improve students’ understanding of business data analysis. Additionally, Mr Joe shared his personal learning experience when discussing the career path of a data scientist, which impressed the students deeply.