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Love Upgrading Special Scheme

Labour and Welfare Bureau and the Employees Retraining Board (ERB)  launched the "Love Upgrading Special Scheme"  in October 2019, to assist those unemployed, be required to take no pay leave or under-employed after 1 June 2019 to upgrade their skills for self-enhancement, with a view to re-entering the employment market. Courses are offered free of charge and cover three training disciplines including "vocational skills", "innovative technology" and "generic skills". Trainees may enrol in the period from now to 31 March 2020, and attend the courses on or before 30 June 2020. Special allowance will be disbursed to trainees who have completed each course with attendance rate of 80%. The special allowances for full-time courses and part-time courses are $153.8 and $76.9 per day respectively, at a ceiling of $4 000 per month for each trainee. Trainees will be awarded graduation certificates upon completion of training and fulfilment of graduation requirements. Trainees who have completed the "vocational skills" training courses will be provided with placement follow-up service. Applicants can either submit the application in person or by post.