DEEPTECH TALENTS TRAINING PROGRAMME

HKSTP InnoAcademy’s DeepTech Talents Training (DTT) Programme aims to train industry-ready DeepTech talents and help them pursue career opportunities in DeepTech in Hong Kong.

In collaboration with HKSTP’s AI Plug, the first DTT Programme offers a series of hands-on Artificial Intelligence and Data Science training concluded with a mini-project.

Application for DTT (May - June 2021) is now closed. Please follow our social media and sign up for our mailing list to receive future updates!

Are you the right talent?

Current tertiary students or graduates from any discipline
Able to attend DeepTech Bootcamp with 80% attendance
Interest in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science careers
Strong desire for self-improvement
Ready to work hard and keep hustling

BENEFITS

Learn in-demand AI and data science skills for free
Talents who achieve at least 80% attendance in DeepTech Bootcamp will receive a certificate
Selected talents who perform well on the mini-project presentation will be able to win extra free or heavily discounted advanced courses in AI and data science
Outstanding talents would have a chance to work or intern at one of our hiring partner companies

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE OVERVIEW

26 April - 14 May
Stage 1
Application Period for DTT Programme
26 April - 14 May
3 – 31 May
Stage 2
Basic Skills Training
(Self-Learning)
3 – 31 May
Top 100 talents who complete the online quiz on time and score the highest can proceed to next training stage
Mid-June
Stage 3
DeepTech Bootcamp
• DeepTech Skills Training
• Mini-project
Mid-June
Early July
Note: Training schedule subject to change without notice
Stage 4
Mini-project Presentation
Potential Internship / Job
Early July
Note: Training schedule subject to change without notice
CONTENT
Stage 2
BASIC SKILLS TRAINING
3-31 May 2021

Online Self-learning

Beginner

Basic Skills Online Training (Self-learning)
• Python
• Jupyter notebook / GitHub repo
• Cloud computing
• Docker
• Machine learning concepts
** All enrolled talents are required to complete the online quiz before 31 May 2021

Note: Training content subject to change without notice

ORGANISERS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

• Eligibility & Application
• Stage 1: Basic Skills Training (Self-Learning)
• Stage 2: DeepTech Bootcamp
• Programme Journey
Eligibility & Application
Am I eligible to apply for the DTT programme?
The Applicant must meet the following criteria:
(a) Current tertiary students or graduates from any discipline
(b)Able to attend DeepTech Bootcamp and achieve at least 80% attendance (Tentatively 7th – 18th June 2021)
Who is the programme for?
DTT is a programme for students or professionals from all backgrounds. Whether you are an engineer, an analyst, or a non-STEM background undergraduate who wants to pursue your career in the I&T industry, this programme will help you enhance your technical knowledge and master the in-demand DeepTech skills.
I have little knowledge about AI or Data Science. Can I still apply for the programme?
Of course. You do not need any prerequisites or any technical background prior to applying for the programme.
How do I apply for the programme?
You may submit your application online.
How much does the programme cost?
The programme is completely free of charge.
Is there any shortlisting process?
There will be three stages of the shortlisting process.

Stage 1 - All talents are required to fill in the application form by 14 May
Stage 2 – Talents will have to complete the self-learning and online quiz by 31 May
Stage 3 – Qualified talents will need to attend a 36-hour DeepTech Bootcamp and achieve at least 80% attendance
Stage 4 – Selected talents will be invited to present their mini-project and earn a chance to work or intern at one of our hiring partner companies
I am currently staying overseas and will be back Hong Kong soon. Can I still apply for the programme?
You can apply for the Programme as long as you meet the application requirements.
How many talents will the DTT Programme recruit?
The DTT Programme is open to all and does not have any cap on participants. But the participants will go through several shortlisting stages during the programme. The best talents earn a chance to work or intern at one of our hiring partner companies.
Stage 1: Basic Skills Training (Self-Learning)
What will I learn?
Basic introduction on:
• Python
• Jupiter notebook / GitHub repo
• Cloud computing
• Docker
• Machine learning concept
Are there any resources and support provided for Basic Skills Training? How much time do I have to get myself prepared for the next stage?
Upon completion of application form, you will receive an email with self-learning materials to conduct Basic Skills Online Training and acquire basic knowledge of data science and machine learning.
The training will kick start on 3rd May and the top 100 talents who complete the online quiz by 31st May and score the highest would be shortlisted for next stage.
I have already acquired basic skills of AI / Data Science. Can I skip the Basic Skills Training and attend the DeepTech Skills Training directly?
Feel free to complete the Basic Skills online quiz by 31st May.
You should aim for the highest scores to get shortlisted for the next stage to participate in the DeepTech Bootcamp.
Stage 2: DeepTech Bootcamp
What will I learn?
Expected Learning Outcomes
• Recognize the key characteristics of various types of Artificial Intelligence technology
• Evaluate and choose appropriate machine learning algorithms for various types of problems
• Create a solution using widely accepted industrial Artificial Intelligence tools/libraries
• Implement mini projects in computer vision and data science using the appropriate skills
What is the duration of the DeepTech Bootcamp?
The Bootcamp covers 36 hours (6 full days) of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science skills training.
What is the class size for the DeepTech Bootcamp?
There would be around 25 – 30 talents per class.
Programme Journey
Will I receive a certificate at the end of programme? What if I am not shortlisted for Stage 3 to present my mini-project?
Yes, you will receive an electronic certificate upon completion of Stage 2: DeepTech Bootcamp with at least 80% attendance rate. You do not necessarily need to be shortlisted for Stage 3 in order to receive the certificate.
Will I guaranteed a job offer upon completion of the programme?
We do not guarantee a job offer upon completion of the programme. However, talents may earn a chance to work or intern at one of our hiring partner companies if they perform well on the mini-project.
And of course, the programme can help improve your career prospects. You will acquire and master the necessary DeepTech skills and solve practical cases during the training, which would definitely be useful for your future job hunting!
This DTT Programme sounds interesting. How can I learn more?
Follow HKSTP InnoAcademy on Facebook or Instagram for upcoming exciting updates!
For further enquiries, please feel free to contact us at +852 2629 0140 (Tammy Wong) or email to innoacademy@hkstp.org

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