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Continuing Education

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Continuing Education

Continuing Education for Various Trades and Industries

In the ever-changing modern society, acquiring new knowledge and life-long learning are indispensable in maintaining competitiveness or enhancing productivity in a job.

The Qualifications Register (QR) established under the Qualifications Framework (QF) lists out information on qualifications, learning programmes and providers. You can have information on QF-recognized qualifications offered by educational and training operators through the website, http://www.hkqr.gov.hk/hkqr/welcome.do.

Profile of Training Bodies

Vocational Training Council

Address: Vocational Training Council Tower,
27 Wood Road, Wan Chai
Tel.: 2836 1000
Web site: www.vtc.edu.hk

Employees Retraining Board

Address: 3/F to 6/F, 10 Siu Sai Wan Road,
Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Tel.: 182 182
Web site: www.erb.org
Course web site www.erb.org/training_courses/

Clothing Industry Training Authority

Address: (a) 63 Tai Yip Street, Kowloon Bay
(b) 201-203 Lai King Hill Road, Kwai Chung
Tel.: 2263 6300
Web site: www.clothingtraining.org.hk

Construction Industry Council

Address and Tel.: Please refer to the web page of the Council
Web site: www.cic.hk/

YMCA College of Continuing Education

Address: 6/F, 41 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
Tel.: 2268 7733
Web site: www.ymcahkcollege.edu.hk

YMCA College of Careers

Address: 23 Waterloo Road, Yau Ma Tei
Tel.: 2783 3500 / 2783 3509
Web site: www.ymca.edu.hk

Caritas Community and Higher Education Service

Address and Tel.: Please refer to the web page of Caritas
Web site: www.cches.edu.hk

Caritas Institute of Higher Education

Address: 2 Chui Ling Lane, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories
Tel.: 3702 4388
Web site: www.cihe.edu.hk/

Hong Kong College of Technology

Address: Please refer to the webpage of HKCT
Tel.: 2926 1222
Web site: www.hkct.edu.hk

Hong Kong Productivity Council

Address: HKPC Building, 78 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon
Tel.: 2788 5678
Web site: www.hkpc.org
www.home.hkpcacademy.org

YETP

The Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP) provides a comprehensive platform of job search with one-stop and diversified pre-employment and on-the-job training for young school leavers aged 15-24 with educational attainment at sub-degree or below level. This programme enables young people to better understand themselves and their work aptitudes while enriching their job skills and experience so as to enhance employability.

For programme details, please visit the Youth Employment Services website at http://www.yes.labour.gov.hk or call our hotline at 2112 9932 or e-mail to us at enquiry@yes.labour.gov.hk.

Youth Employment Start

Youth Employment Start (Y.E.S.) provides one-stop advisory and support services on employment and self-employment to youngsters aged between 15 and 29. It provides support to young people to start their career on right track, enhance their employability, facilitate them to access the latest labour market information and help them secure a firm footing in the labour market for sustainable development. To cater for the distinct needs of the youth, Y.E.S. provides a wide range of services including the following areas:

  • Career Assessment: a tool enables young people to have better understanding of their potentials
  • Career Consultation Service: career guidance by career consultants
  • Professional Counselling Service: counselling service by stationed registered social workers
  • Mock Interview Service
  • Training and Workshops: upgrading of skills and knowledge
  • Career Seminars: first-hand labour market information by representatives from different industries
  • Job search facilities: Computer Zone, Vacancy Search Terminal and Wi-Fi Facility
  • Design Corner, Business Room, Business Workstation, Self-employment Foundation Course and Professional Consultation Service for self-employed youth

For more details, please visit the Y.E.S. web site at http://www.e-start.gov.hk or call 3585 8000 or e-mail to enquiry@e-start.gov.hk.

Yi Jin Diploma

  • The Education Bureau has put in place a Yi Jin Diploma (YJD) programme to provide an alternative pathway for secondary 6 school leavers as well as adult learners to obtain a formal qualification for the purposes of employment and further study and to equip students with the skills and knowledge which enable them to build a firm foundation. The target students of YJD are Secondary 6 school leavers and adult learners aged 21 or above.
  • The objective of the YJD programme is to equip students with an array of generic skills and general knowledge to ensure that their attainment under the YJD programme is comparable to Level 2 standard in five subjects including Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination for the purposes of further studies and employment.
  • The YJD is accepted by member institutions of the Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education (FSTE) as meeting the admission criteria of their Associate Degree and Higher Diploma or equivalent programmes. YJD graduates can apply for admission to continuing education programmes offered by member institutions of the FSTE to obtain higher qualifications. The YJD qualification is also accepted by the Government as meeting the academic entry requirement of over 30 civil service posts which require Level 2 standard in five subjects including Chinese Language and English Language in the HKDSE Examination.
  • For further information, please visit the website of YJD.

Skills Upgrading Scheme Plus

The Employees Retraining Board launches the “Skills Upgrading Scheme Plus” (SUS Plus) with the objective of encouraging employees to pursue continuous upgrading and enhancing their industry-specific professional knowledge and skills, with a view to fostering their professionalism as well as multi-dimensional skill sets. SUS Plus also welcomes non-practitioners who are planning for a career change and provides them with introductory training. The courses enhance their understanding of the concerned industries, improve their chances of landing on jobs in new fields, which in turn broaden their employment and development opportunities.

For further information of “Skills Upgrading Scheme Plus”, please contact the Employees Retraining Board at 182 182 or visit the website at http://www.erb.org and www.erb.org/training_courses/.

Last Review Date: 23 December 2019
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