To help you prepare for the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (DSE) Results Release Day, the Youth.gov.hk's editorial team consolidated useful DSE information into this "DSE Hub" so as to assist you to plan for your multiple pathways and to step forward for your academic and career aspirations. This “DSE Hub” is comprised of four sections, namely 1. Preparation before DSE Results Release 2. Study Series 3. Career Series 4. Subsidy Series - [Preparation] Helpful Tips for the Big Day - [Preparation] We Support You! - [Study] JUPAS Participating-institutions' Admission Requirements - [Study] Information on Non-JUPAS Applications - [Study] Study in the Mainland and Overseas - [Study] Instructions to Repeaters & Private Candidates - [Study] How to Prepare for Your Interview? - [Career] Ways to Get Employed - [Career] Advice on Finding and Adapting to a Job - [Career] On-the-job Training - [Subsidy] Subsidy Schemes for Local Studies - [Subsidy] Any subsidy for Studying in the Mainland?
The Employees Retraining Board has launched the “Love Upgrading Special Scheme” (Phase 4) (the Scheme) in July 2021 to enhance the support for job seekers and employees affected by economic downturn for skills enhancement. Phase 4 is expected to support 20,000 persons in need. Training courses offered will be further increased to around 500, nearly 60% of which (around 300) can be conducted online, thereby increasing the flexibility of trainees in receiving training under the pandemic and working in tandem with the new normal of online learning.The Scheme offers around 500 training courses straddling 28 industries, including around 430 vocational skills courses, 25 innovation and technology courses, and around 60 generic skills courses, while dedicated courses for young people, ethnic minorities, new arrivals, persons with disabilities and persons recovered from work injuries will be increased to 121 in number. All training courses are offered free of charge.In addition, the Scheme continues to offer the flexible disbursement of training allowance that the attendance rate requirement for disbursing the special allowance is lowered from 80% to 60 so as to facilitate trainees to seek employment when training. The maximum amount of special allowance for each eligible trainee is $5,800 per month.Applicants have to be unemployed, underemployed or required by employers to take no pay leave on or after 1 June 2019 and should meet the entry requirements of individual courses. Eligible applicants can submit the application in person, by post or online. Application period: 1 July to 31 December 2021
Wish to start your own business? The Youth Development Commission has rolled out the “Funding Scheme for Youth Entrepreneurship in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA)” under the “Youth Development Fund”, which aims at providing a capital subsidy of up to HK$600,000, as well as entrepreneurial support and incubation services that befit the needs of young people who are about to start their businesses in Hong Kong and Mainland GBA cities. Read the following easy guide to learn more details of the scheme. Eligibility criteria#: Youth aged between 18 and 40 Hong Kong permanent resident Start-ups that have not been in operation or have been in operation for not more than 3 years Business registration in Hong Kong Having a planned/established business in Hong Kong and/or Mainland GBA cities (start-ups may set up their business in Mainland GBA cities and/or in Hong Kong)#Individual NGOs may prescribe additional application conditions. Please refer to the project details of the relevant NGOs. Funding Amount: Each start-up may receive a capital subsidy of up to HK$600,000 Entrepreneurial support and incubation services*: Assistance for settling entrepreneurial bases in Hong Kong and Mainland GBA cities Entrepreneurial guidance and business know-how Professional consultation services Business networking Market and supply chain development services Concessionary and facilitative measures for youth start-ups in various cities*Each youth entrepreneurship project lasts for a maximum of 3 years Application Method: A total of 16 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are funded under the scheme to implement youth entrepreneurship projects. Individual funded NGOs may further prescribe additional requirements for applicants (such as business nature, affiliation with the institutions, etc.). Interested applicants may refer to the We Venture website. You may also watch the following video for more information of the Scheme:
The Intermediate Tradesman Collaborative Training Scheme (ITCTS) follows "First-hire-then-train" approach. Trainees are first employed by the employer, then they will receive an initial training provided by the CIC with up to HK$10,200/month allowance. After the initial training, trainees will undergo on-site training provided by the employer. During on-site training period, trainees can get at least HK$13,400 monthly salary. At the end of training, trainees are required to take the relevant Intermediate Trade Test (ITT) / Certification Test provided by the CIC. Trainees who pass the ITT / Certification Test will be awarded a one-off bonus of HK$10,000. >>> Intermediate Tradesman Collaborative Training Scheme Recruitment Day (4 August) <<< Mode of Training- Initial training provided by CIC- On-site training provided by the employerEntry Requirement- Aged 18 or above; and- Hong Kong residents and have permit to work in Hong Kong; and- For those who have not taken the below courses within one year:(i) Full-time Short Course/Enhanced Construction Manpower Training Scheme (ECMTS) offered by Construction Industry Council (CIC) or Hong Kong Institute of Construction (HKIC);or(ii) Other full-time training courses offered by CIC or HKIC or other training bodies funded by CIC or HKIC;or- For those who have not taken CIC’s or HKIC's Technician programmes within two years.- To ensure the optimal use of training places, holders of trade test or intermediate trade test qualification are not eligible to participate in the Scheme of relevant trades.Employers may have other requirements. The applicant may consult the employer directly.Enquiry: 2100 9000 For details, please visit Construction Industry Council website or the Year 2021 Recruitment Day Schedule for "Intermediate Tradesman Collaborative Training Scheme" (ITCTS). Here below is the sharing of students from Hong Kong Institute of Construction. (The video is broadcasted in Cantonese)
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