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Gary | Junior Data Engineer Program | Hong Kong

Seeking growth in a new career

Sometimes challenges can have a bright side by driving you to your next breakthrough. Gary had worked as a graphic and 3D designer for more than 3 years. But he felt stagnant in his role and the work no longer seemed challenging. Then the pandemic hit and his workload was drastically reduced. After six months of unemployment, Gary felt he needed a fresh start. He saw an opportunity in the data engineering industry and enrolled in the Junior Data Engineer Program co-organized by CLAP@JC and Generation Hong Kong.

New skills and a new approach to work

The program offered Gary opportunities to learn software related to data engineering analysis, including Python, SQL Server and PowerBI. In addition to technical skills, the program also guides learners to adjust their attitudes to be well prepared for the work environment. “Apart from learning what should and should not be done in the workplace in the program, the most important thing is your initiative. We always need improvement when working. Instead of muddling through everything, we need to do our best in everything!” said Gary.

After completing the program, Gary was hired by KBQuest, one of the program’s employer partners, as a data engineer. He is now responsible for big data analysis for different companies, providing them with recommendations and solutions to improve customer business growth. “We make use of PowerBI to carry out big data analysis for companies in different industries, turning complex data into simple and easy-to-understand charts, providing them with different proposals and actionable recommendations, which is very interesting!”

Looking back, Gary had never thought about making such a substantial change to his career path. Having made the leap, he now believes that with a readiness to try new things and accept new challenges, nothing is impossible. “I keep aiming high!”

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