Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 184


Employees Retraining Board issues new course prospectus for ethnic minorities

The Employees Retraining Board (ERB) has published its new course prospectus for ethnic minorities for the period April – September 2018. Divided into four categories, namely, Placement-tied Courses, "Skills Upgrading Scheme Plus" Courses, Generic Skills Training Courses and Youth Training Courses, the programme aims to equip ethnic minorities with both technical knowledge specific to a profession and transferable skills applicable across industries in their quest for gainful employment, career development and social integration.

Running the gamut from accounting to hairdressing, barista training and property management, the prospectus covers courses in English, as well as courses conducted in Cantonese and supplemented with English materials. Applicants may be entitled to a subsidised fee or full waiver, subject to income levels.