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Information and communications technology (ICT) plays an important role in fuelling social and economic developments. It has become a major driving force for the globally competitive economy, underpinning innovation, competiveness and long-term prosperity. It is also taking shape as an economic sector in its own right. There are over around 88 000 ICT professionals engaged in various business sectors; around 38% of them are involved in software design and development.

The OGCIO continues to foster closer academia-industry collaboration to work together to create an environment where a well qualified ICT manpower can flourish and meet the needs of a digital economy.

We encourage students to take up ICT programmes in their tertiary studies or even in secondary schools, and to become ICT professionals in their careers. The Cyberport has, as part of its public mission in nurturing human capital, implemented the Hong Kong-Shanghai ICT Internship Programme for years, benefiting fresh graduates and university students respectively to learn about subjects that are unavailable in classes.

Our immigration policy facilitates professionals from all over the world including the Mainland of China to work in Hong Kong. We also strive to attract large ICT enterprises to set up their regional headquarters and technology centres in Hong Kong and create technically challenging jobs for our ICT professionals.