The 2018 Policy Address

Connecting with Young People


Education- Secondary and Primary Education

  • Provide a new recurrent Life-wide Learning Grant
    • An annual provision of $900 million
    • Take forward life-wide learning in various curriculum areas such as the humanities, STEM education, physical and aesthetic development, moral and civic education
    • Enhanced efforts through organising more out-of-classroom experiential learning activities, such as field studies, exchanges outside Hong Kong and workplace experience
    • $2.5 billion Student Activities Support Fund to support student with financial needs
Education- Secondary and Primary Education

Education- Post-secondary Education

  • Vocational Training Council will offer 1200 training places per year to enable trainees to join industries which require specialised skills under the “Earn & Learn”
  • Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors
    • About 2000 students per cohort will be subsidised to undertake designated self-financing sub-degree programmes
    • It is expected that about 4 000 students will benefit in each academic year
    • Current students of the designated programmes will also receive the subsidy
Education- Post-secondary Education

Career Pursuit - Entrepreneurship and Career Support

  • Entrepreneurship Matching Fund
    • Review funding criteria for the second round of applications
    • Help young people meet their initial funding needs
  • Space Sharing Scheme for Youth
    • Tripartite partnership to support startups and young entrepreneurs
  • Youth Employment and Training Programme: Increase monthly allowance
  • Navigation Scheme for Young Persons in Care Services: Provide a total of 1200 training places in the coming years
Career Pursuit- Career Support and Counselling

Career Pursuit- Internship, Exchange and Workplace Experience

  • Continue to collaborate with the United Nations Volunteers to co-organise volunteer internship programmes and sponsor Hong Kong university students to undertake voluntary assignments in Kazakhstan, Laos, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam
  • Strengthen co-operation with major Hong Kong corporations to expand the Scheme on Corporate Summer Internship on the Mainland and Overseas
  • Continue to implement the overseas internship programmes for Hong Kong higher education students and encourage local organisations to provide internship places
Career Pursuit- Internship, Exchange and Workplace Experience

Home Ownership / Housing

  • Home Ownership Scheme, Green Form Subsidised Home Ownership Scheme and the “Starter Homes” pilot project will provide a total of 7426
  • Reactivate the revitalisation scheme for industrial buildings for transitional housing use
  • Continue to implement the Youth Hostel Scheme, a total of around 3 000 hostel units would be provided
Home Ownership / Housing

Discussion, Debate and Participation in Public Policy and Politics

  • Member Self-recommendation Scheme
    • Recruit regularly young people aged between 18 and 35
    • Increase the overall ratio of youth members to 15%
Discussion, Debate and Participation in Public Policy and Politics

Whole-person Development for Youth

  • Expand the scale of the “Be a Government Official for a Day”, the Chief Executive will also participate in the programme
  • Youth Development Commission YDC Youth Ambassadors Scheme
    • Recruit around 100 young people
    • Provide them international exchanges and training in prominent higher education institutions outside Hong Kong
    • They may represent Hong Kong in international or large-scale activities
Whole-person Development for Youth