Equal Opportunities Commission


E-news Issue 207


Employees Retraining Board releases new course prospectus for ethnic minorities

The Employees Retraining Board (ERB) has issued a new prospectus introducing the training courses to be provided for ethnic minorities (EMs) from April 2019 to March 2020. Featuring courses in four categories, namely Placement-tied Courses “Skills Upgrading Scheme Plus” Courses, Generic Skills Training Courses and Youth Training Courses, the programme is designed to enhance the employability of EMs in Hong Kong and facilitate their integration in the local community.

From interpretation, bookkeeping and F&B catering to care-related support, computer operations and business planning for start-ups, the courses are diverse in range and mostly delivered in English, with some conducted in Cantonese and supplemented with English materials. Subject to income levels, applicants may be entitled to a full course fee waiver or subsidised fees.