The Employees Retraining Board has launched the “Love Upgrading Special Scheme” (Phase 3) (the Scheme) in January 2021 to enhance the support for job seekers and employees affected by economic downturn for skills enhancement. In Phase 3, the training target is substantially increased to 20,000 and the number of training courses is increased to about 450, nearly half of them can be conducted online. The Scheme offers more training options, including 281 vocational skills courses, 16 innovative technology courses, 26 generic skills courses and 116 dedicated courses for young people, new arrivals, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and persons recovered from work injuries. All training courses are offered free of charge. In addition, the Scheme introduced 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 January to 30 June 2021
The latest issue of the Explorer magazine of talent.gov.hk introduces the career opportunities and advantages of Hong Kong people in the Greater Bay Area.
The primary objective of the Administrative Service Internship Programme ("the Programme") is to give Hong Kong students who wish to pursue an AO (Administrative Officer) career an opportunity to get hands-on experience of working with serving AOs, so as to facilitate their future career planning.Students participating in the Programme will be assigned duties similar in nature to those of AOs in different government bureaux or departments. Students will also have the opportunity to visit various government offices and / or relevant public organisations.Terms of EmploymentThe employment period will last for about two months or more between May and September 2021 (depending on office exigencies and individual participants' availability, the actual employment period of different cases may vary). The level of remuneration for participants will be $10,500 per month (including contribution to Mandatory Provident Fund). Participants are normally required to work 44 hours per week. The exact hours of work will depend on the actual operational needs. Overtime work, where necessary, will be compensated by time-off in lieu.All successful applicants will be offered identical terms of employment (except for the period). No allowance will be given to appointees currently residing outside Hong Kong to cover their travelling expenses to and from Hong Kong or their subsistence during their stay in Hong Kong. How to ApplyLocal ApplicantsAll local applications (including those from students of local tertiary institutions who are currently participating in exchange programmes at tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong) must be submitted through their respective tertiary institutions. Interested students may wish to approach the responsible department of their tertiary institution direct for details on the application procedures and deadline.Applicants Studying Full-time Outside Hong KongHong Kong students studying at tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong (excluding students of local tertiary institutions who are currently participating in exchange programmes at tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong) who wish to participate in the Programme are required to submit by mail the information by 19 Feburary 2021 (postmark date will be taken) to the Administrative Service Division of Civil Service Bureau at Room 918, 9/F., West Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong (late applications and applications submitted by fax or e-mail will not be accepted)Notification and EnquiriesApplicants who do not receive any notification within six weeks after the above-mentioned deadline may assume that their applications are unsuccessful. Please contact Civil Service Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any query. Please visit CSB website for more details.
Are you interested in turning your innovative ideas into a venture in the research and development field? Launched by the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation, the Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) provides a maximum of HK$100,000 seed grant and other entrepreneurial support which could help realise your entrepreneurship dream. The one-year startup programme provides all-round entrepreneurial support for tech-focused entrepreneurs. Apart from the HK$100,000 financial grant, the STEP also provides various trainings on Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem, business modelling, pitching and investment etc. Dedicated mentor coaching and 12 months co-working space access are also provided. A new around of application will be opened from 4 Jan 2021 noon to 29 Jan 2021 noon. Please visit the official website for further details on eligibility and application procedure.