Maritime and aviation Training FUnd

Ship Repair Training Incentive Scheme (SRTIS)

Objective

To attract people of suitable calibre to receive training and become skilled workers to increase the workforce supply in the ship repair industry, in order to maintain the quality repair service for both visiting and local vessels

Target

Students who have completed a designated pre−employment course offered by recognised training institute; or

Workers with relevant working experience from other industries

Students Re−trained workers

At present, the designated pre−employment courses included the following one−year courses offered by VTC :

Basic Craft Certificate in Welding and Fabrication (2006 graduates or after)

Basic Craft Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (2007 graduates or after)

Certificate of Basic Craft Studies in Mechanical Engineering (2016 graduates or after)

Technician Foundation Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (2007 graduates or after)

Certificate of Technician Foundation Studies in Mechanical Engineering (2016 graduates or after)

Basic Craft Certificate in Electrical Engineering (2008 graduates or after)

Certificate of Basic Craft Studies in Electrical Engineering (2016 graduates or after)

Technician Foundation Certificate in Electrical Engineering (2008 graduates or after)

Certificate of Technician Foundation Studies in Electrical Engineering (2016 graduates or after)

Diploma in Vocational Education Programme - Mechanical Engineering Stream (Mechanical Engineering or Welding Technology & Inspection Specialization) (2010 graduates or after)

Diploma of Vocational Education Programme - Mechanical Engineering Stream (Mechanical Engineering or Welding Technology & Inspection Specialization) (2016 graduates or after)

Award of Basic Craft Certificate (BCC), Technician Foundation Certificate (TFC) or Diploma in Vocational Education (DVE) under Diploma in Vocational Education Programme (Electrical Stream) (2010 graduates or after)

Award of Certificate of Basic Craft Studies (BCC), Certificate of Technician Foundation Studies (TFC) or Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) under Diploma of Vocational Education Programme (Electrical Stream) (2016 graduates or after)

Successfully completed all the practical training modules of Year-1 Full-time Study and Work Attachment of *Diploma in Vocational Education (Mechanical Engineering Stream-Mechanical Engineering or Welding Technology & Inspection Specialization ) or Diploma of Vocational Education (Electrical Engineering Stream) (2014 graduates or after) *Renamed to Diploma of Vocational Education in 2016

After completion of one of the above courses, a student has to join the ship repair industry by entering into an apprenticeship contract with a local shipyard and receive on-the-job ship repair training.

Experienced workers from other industries or workers who possess relevant skills have to complete a designated ship repair re−training programme of not longer than one month, and to be employed by a local shipyard as skilled workers in the ship repair industry. Successful applicants will be eligible to a financial incentive of HK$4,000 per month for not more than 12 months during a continuous employment.

Level of subsidy

Successful applicants will receive a financial incentive of HK$3,000 per month (with effect from 1 April 2018) during the apprenticeship

For a period of not more than 36 months

Procedures for application

The Scheme is operated by VTC. Interested persons may submit the completed applications with copies of all supporting documents to Office of the Director of Apprenticeship

The application form can be obtained from the Office of the Director of Apprenticeship or downloaded from the website of the Office of the Director of Apprenticeship

Eligibility Criteria

Applicant must −

be a Hong Kong permanent resident

complete a designated pre−employment or re−training course in or after aspecified year

enter into an apprenticeship contract with a local shipyard to receive on−the−job ship repair training, or have been employed by a local shipyard as a skilled ship repair worker; and

not be in employment with the ship repair industry within 24 months prior to the application

Application from a final year student of the designated pre−employment course may also be considered if he/she has been offered a recognised apprenticeship by a local shipyard at the time of application

Points to Note

Irrespective of funding source, the applicant must not receive double benefits, i.e. any other similar incentive, subsidy or financial assistance for encouraging citizens to take on re−training courses and employment or to continue with employment in any industry during the apprenticeship or employment periods for which he/she is entitled to the incentive under the Scheme

Re−trained workers should be able to produce relevant documents or be invited to attend trade tests to prove his/her professional qualifications or skills

Enquiries

Telephone: 3700 5181 or 3700 5112

Email: apuho@vtc.edu.hk