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New arrangements on course enrolments and increased training allowance for YETP trainees

Commencing from 1 April 2023, the Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP) of the Labour Department (LD) will strengthen collaboration with the Employees Retraining Board (ERB). The ERB will provide training courses for YETP trainees to enhance their employability. From the same date, the amount of training allowance for YETP trainees will be increased to a maximum of $241 per day. Strengthened collaboration between YETP and ERBThe ERB offers around 700 training courses, including youth training courses, vocational skills training courses covering various industries, and generic skills courses. YETP case managers will assist trainees in selecting and enrolling in suitable training courses of the ERB. Moreover, the YETP will continue to arrange training courses for special employment projects or specific service targets to enhance trainees' vocational skills and prepare them for entering the employment market.Increased amount of training allowanceEligible YETP trainees who completed a training course and attained 80 percent attendance or more are entitled to a training allowance. Under the YETP, the rate of training allowance for trainees who completed courses under the Youth Training Programme of the ERB will be $121 per valid training day, while that of other ERB courses or YETP courses will be $241 per day (or $120.5 per valid training session). About the Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP) The YETP is free and welcomes young school leavers aged 15 to 24 with an educational attainment at a sub-degree level or below to enrol. The YETP offers services that include pre-employment training, workplace attachment training, on-the-job training and case management services provided by registered social workers. For details, please visit the YETP's website. The LD has also set up a Youth Employment Services hotline at 2112 9932 to provide a one-stop enquiry service regarding the programme, and register on-the-job training vacancies from employers.    

e-Learning Support Scheme 2022 opens for application

The e-Learning Support Scheme (“eLSS”) has been launched under the Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP) of the Labour Department to provide on-the-job training vacancies for young people who are interested in the fields of IT, education or multi-media creation while facilitating e-Learning at schools. Candidates accepted to eLSS will attend a free pre-employment training course provided by Academy of the Baptist Convention of Hong Kong and are entitled to have $70 allowance per pre-employment training day. Upon completion of the pre-employment training, trainees will undergo on-the-job training with pay in schools for 12 months as an e-Learning Support Officer.   Target participants and eligibilities - School leaver aged 15-24 - Educational attainment at DSE (NAS) / sub-degree or below - Lawfully employable in Hong Kong - Experience of relevant studies/ work not necessary For details, please visit the YETP website, or call 2112 9932 or email elss_te@yptp.labour.gov.hk for enquiries. Central Recruitment Day will be held on 26 July 2022 where candidates can attend recruitment interviews.  Details of the Central Recruitment Day: Date: 26 July 2022Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm (different schools in the 2 sessions)Venue: 9/F, Pui Ching Primary School (Chieng Han Chow Memorial Building), 80 Waterloo Road, KowloonRegistration and Enquiry: 2382 2611Click here for details

(YETP) One-month Workplace Attachment Training

Before getting a job and living a work life, you can try one-month Workplace Attachment Training. One-month trainingTo provide trainees with an opportunity to gain valuable experience in a real working environment, develop a positive work attitude and good work habits, polish interpersonal skills and gain insightful knowledge about different industries through a one-month Workplace Attachment Training (WPA). It would also enable youngsters to discover their own potential and unearth employment opportunities.Attachment opportunities will be offered by the private, public and social service sectors. Each trainee will undergo WPA training in a host organisation for ONE month and there is no employment relationship between the host organisation and the trainee. The attachment hours should be between 7:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., 4 to 5 working days per week, 6 to 8 working hours per day (excluding meal break), and not less than 30 working hours per week.Upon completion of each WPA training with an attendance rate of 80% or above, trainees may receive a "WPA certificate" issued by the host organisations as a token of recognition and apply for an allowance from the Programme Office through the host organisations. The amount of such allowance is $5,800 for WPA training with effect from 1 January 2020.The Programme Office will take out insurance for participating trainees covering personal injuries and accidents, and third-party liabilities.The Programme Office encourages host organisations to offer an employment to trainees who have completed the WPA with satisfactory performance through YETP’s full time or part-time on-the-job training of 6 to 12 months. >>>Workplace Attachment Search For enquiries, please call 2112 9932(Press 2-1-3) or visit YETP website.

YETP’s Retention Allowance: Up to a total sum of $12,000

Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP) is free of charge and offers you an allowance, up to a total sum of $12,000!YETP’s Retention Allowance A 3-year Retention Allowance Pilot Scheme under YETP was launched on 1 September 2020 to encourage trainees to undergo and complete on-the-job training, thereby stabilising employment. During the Pilot Scheme period, trainees are eligible for a retention allowance of $3,000 if they are engaged in full-time on-the-job training for 3 months and an additional $1,000 for completion of each subsequent month. For part-time on-the-job training, the respective amounts grantable will be halved. Each eligible trainee would be granted retention allowance for a maximum period of 12 months (i.e. up to $12,000) under the Pilot Scheme.Eligibility for YETP -  Young school leavers aged 15 to 24-  Sub-degree level or below (or equivalent)-  No related academic qualification and work experience required-  Lawfully employable in Hong Kong For details, please refer to the website of YETP of the Labour Department or contact the Programme Office at 2112 9932.

(YETP) Need jobs? Try On-the-job Training

It is not easy to find a job, right?Why not try to find a job through On-the-Job Training under YETP of Labour Department?Job Application Process 1. Trainees may select on-the-job training vacancy online by themselves or under the guidance of Case Managers and register with the Programme Office. The Programme Office may also introduce suitable on-the-job training vacancies to trainees depending on different needs and situations. 2.The Programme Office will verify the eligibility of Trainees who register for vacancies or inform them of the registration progress within four working days, then confirm the arrangement of interviews or submission of trainees' resumes with Employers and refer Trainees to Employers for recruitment selection. 3.When Employers receive Trainees' resumes, they may arrange interviews or other recruitment process with Trainees directly or through the Programme Office. 4. Employers have to return all the referral results to the Programme Office so as to inform both Trainees and their case managers of the results afterwards. If Trainees did not receive any notification about interview two weeks after submission of resumes, they should assume their applications unsuccessful and consider applying for other job vacancies. 5. If Employers contact trainees to make employment arrangement directly, Trainees should inform their case manager and the Programme Office as soon as possible, and also update their employment status online. If the employment is successfulTrainees will start their on-the-job training and draw up an Employment Contract with Employers. The Programme Office will confirm the arrangement of on-the-job training with Employers and Trainees. During the on-the-job training period- Trainees are engaged as employees with employer-employee relationship, Employers will pay salary to Trainees. - Employers will appoint staff with relevant work experience as Trainees’ mentors so as to ensure suitable training and guidance support to trainees. - Trainees may apply for off-the-job vocational course subsidy from the Programme Office and reimburse course and examination fees up to $4,000 for each on-the-job training placement under the YETP. - Case managers will provide on-the-job support services to Trainees. Upon completion of the on-the-job training- Employers will issue a certificate specifying the skill/qualification attained and the period of on-the-job training to Trainees. - Trainees with good performance may have the opportunities to be offered further employment by employers. - Eligible trainees may submit applications to the Programme Office for retention allowance for a maximum period of 12 months (i.e. up to $12,000). Visit the YETP website for more details!