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Working Youth


To meet the increasing requirements of the modern world, self-enhancement and on-the-job training is a very common practice to stay competitive. There are numerous self-supporting schemes that provide aid to young people who want to have training in their spare time.

Continuing Education Fund

The Continuing Education Fund subsidises adults who aspire to further their education through continuing education and training courses. Eligible applicants will be reimbursed 80% of their fees, subject to a maximum of HK$10,000, upon successful completion of a reimbursable course.

Sir Edward Youde Memorial Outstanding Apprentice Awards

The Sir Edward Youde Memorial Outstanding Apprentice Awards gives recognition and encouragement to young people who do not proceed through the formal education system but instead continue to pursue their development potential by undertaking a course of technical training and a period of apprenticeship for a designated trade under the Apprenticeship Ordinance.

Sir Edward Youde Memorial Awards for Self-improvement for Working Adults

The Sir Edward Youde Memorial Awards for Self-improvement for Working Adults fosters the spirit of lifelong learning and constant quest for excellence and improvement.

Non-means-tested Loan Scheme

You may also apply for loans under the Non-means-tested Loan Scheme to pay tuition fee.

Financial Assistance Scheme for Designated Evening Adult Education Courses

Under the Financial Assistance Scheme for Designated Evening Adult Education Courses, you can be entitled to 30%, 50% or 100% reimbursement of the tuition fee paid, subject to meeting the prescribed criteria.

Funding Scheme for Workplace English Training

If you need to use English at work, the Funding Scheme for Workplace English Training can subsidise you to take the necessary training in order to attain the relevant benchmark of your job type by taking any of the specified international business English examinations.

Sea-going Training Incentive Scheme

Graduates from a recognised maritime training institute employed as Deck or Engineer cadets may join the Sea-going Training Incentive Scheme, under which a cadet will receive $5,000 per month during the training period.