Initial Screening / Case Management
Upon receipt of your application for joining the Youth Employment and Training Programme, the Programme Office would assign you to a service provider for rendering basic case management services to you with reference to your choice of service provider and district on the application form, as well as the trainee capacity of the service provider of your choice. The service provider will arrange to you a case manager who is a registered social worker. Your case manager will meet you for conducting an initial screening to understand your training and employment needs. The case manager will also inspect your Hong Kong Identity Card and educational qualification documents to ascertain whether you are eligible and suitable for joining YETP.
Under the Youth Employment and Training Programme, trainees are provided with personalised career guidance, job search assistance, training and post‐employment support by professional social workers in the form of 12 months' case management services.
Upon expiry of the first 12 months' case management services, trainees who have secured employment may receive extended case management services for another 12 months, so as to better assist them to settle in their jobs, overcome problems at workplaces and pursue further learning and skills upgrading opportunities.
Upon completion of initial screening, trainees may enrol in suitable training courses via their case managers. Trainees may also select suitable workplace attachment training / on-the-job training vacancies with the assistance of their case managers.
TRAINING COURSES OF EMPLOYEES RETRAINING BOARD (ERB)
Upon completion of initial screening, case managers will assess and confirm trainees’ eligibility to enrol in courses and then help them enrol in suitable courses.
ERB offers different types of training courses, including tailor-made courses for young people and vocational skills courses covering various industries, including:
- Placement-tied Courses
- Skills Upgrading Courses
- Generic Skills Courses
- Courses for Special Service Targets
- Youth Training Courses
For details of training courses and application guidelines of ERB, please visit the website of ERB.Website of ERB
Training Courses of YETP / Workplace Attachment
Subject to different service needs, YETP will arrange pre-employment training courses for special employment projects or specific service targets with a view to enhancing vocational skills of the trainees, cultivating positive work attitude and preparing them for entering the employment market.
Special employment projects include:
the Project for Tradesman Trainees ‒ co-organised with the Office of the Director of Apprenticeship of the Vocational Training Council to encourage employers to employ youth as apprentices;
the e-Learning Support Scheme ‒ to provide training and job opportunities as e-Learning Support Officer in schools;
the Career Kick-start ‒ to enhance the employability of young people with special employment difficulties through on-the-job training in non-governmental organisations for 12 months; and
the Ethnic Minorities Ambassador Programme ‒ to recruit youth who is proficient in languages of ethnic minorities as Employment Services Ambassador working in Job Centres and Recruitment Centres of the Labour Department, so as to provide and promote employment services for job seekers of ethnic minorities, etc.
- Trainees may undergo a one-month workplace attachment training to acquire work experience, develop potential and explore employment opportunities.
- There is no employment relationship between trainees and host organisations.
- Trainees are eligible for a workplace attachment training allowance provided that they complete the training with an attendance rate of 80% or above. The amount of allowance is $5,800 for workplace attachment training commencing during the period from 1 January 2020 to 30 June 2023 and $7,300 with effect from 1 July 2023.
- Trainees are engaged as employees under on-the-job training of 6 to 12 months with salary.*
- Employers appoint current staff with relevant work experience to be mentors of trainees and provide appropriate guidance at work.
- Employers who engage trainees as paid employees in full-time or part-time on-the-job training may apply for a monthly on-the-job training allowance. The amount of such allowance is 50% of the monthly salary of a trainee during the training period, up to a maximum amount of $5,000 per month per trainee. *
- Eligible trainees who commenced on-the-job training on or before 31 August 2023 and stayed for 3 months or above may submit applications to the Programme Office for retention allowance for a maximum period of 12 months (i.e. up to $12,000). *
- Employers may offer further employment to trainees with good performance upon completion of on-the-job training.
Off-the-job Vocational Training AllowanceDuring on-the-job training period, trainees may enrol in relevant off-the-job vocational training courses or examinations. Trainees may apply for reimbursement of course or examination fees up to $4,000 from YETP Office.
* Subject to approval by the Programme Office