Tech park has new take on talent
Human resources center gives Changchun zone advantages
Echoing the central government’s overtures toward talent development nationwide, one industrial park in the capital of Northeast China’s Jilin province is using innovative techniques to attract high- caliber professionals from abroad.
The Changchun National HighTech Industrial Development Zone has been on a campaign to improve its base of personnel since 2011, when it opened a special human resources zone, the first of its kind to be established in the province.
Changchun, the capital city of Jilin, released four related policies giving financial support and other benefits to the zone.
Now that more than two years have passed, the zone is thriving with support from the provincial and municipal governments.
So far, the zone’s administration committee has reached 16 companies and institutions that are interested in cooperating with the zone.
The committee held the 2013 Changchun Youth Innovation Contest aimed at finding potential programs with promising business prospects.
Now through the contest, 50 such programs have been selected to receive government subsidies, angel investments or cooperation opportunities with bigger companies.
The zone also organized auto spare part companies as well as private enterprises to hold more than 40 campus job fairs, providing
The regional economy competition is actually the competition of highcaliber professionals.” OFFICIALS CHANGCHUN NATIONAL HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ZONE
some 16,000 job opportunities.
Besides, there are also many cooperation projects between the zone and academic institutions.
On the Fourth China Changchun Entrepreneurship and Employment Expo, the committee selected 150 programs proposed by university students. It then put them in touch with experienced entrepreneurs and promising projects in North America.
Experts from the zone participated in many conferences on human resources to promote its vision and policies on talent.
Officials of the zone hold the belief that “the regional economy competition is actually the competition of high-caliber professionals.”
That is why they launched a series of talent programs called Changbai Wisdom Valley to attract educated people and retain them, officials say.
Twelve candidates have been enrolled into the third program. They will share a total subsidy of 3.4 million yuan ($550,000).
Professionals from the first two Wisdom Valley programs can get a subsidy of 5.6 million yuan.
In 2013, Changchun has offered a total of 55.05 million yuan to support technology innovations, animation and software sourcing service industry as well as other programs and industries.
Due to its geographic link with the Northeast Asian countries and regions, the zone serves as a talent pool in the area.
The central government provides preferential policies and financial support to boost the zone’s development.
The zone has hosted many exhibitions and events.
It also set up a series of seminars for Chinese professionals who have returned from overseas to start businesses in their homeland. These meetings allow professionals to network and learn from each other.
They also include experts to explain policies and introduce projects.
The zone has adopted a comprehensive and innovative system that provides facilities and services needed for high- caliber professionals.
As a cluster of high-tech institutions and enterprises in the Northeastern Changchun, the zone is home to 27 State-level institutions and research centers.
The zone has built ties with 53 innovation institutes affiliated to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It also attracted 31 high- level research and development institutions.
It also gives boost to enterprises with a focus on high- tech innovations. The Changchun ChinaRussia Science Park is building a research center of 100,000 sq m in the zone.
A well- developed financial service system has been established, including 14 banks and 10 microcredit companies.
There are 55 top professionals
The meeting on the Changchun Talent Zone project on December 11.