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Introduction to Site Practice Scheme for Trainees of One year Full-time Basic Craft Courses
Aim The Construction Industry Council  (CIC) has launched a Site Practice Scheme for Trainees since May 2003. Through the Scheme, trainees are required to familiarize themselves with the working environment in construction sites, and to acquire the general site operation know-hows and interpersonal skills, with the aim of enhancing their adaptability in the industry upon graduation from CIC.

Main contractors and subcontractors may, through participating in this Scheme, support the industry by contributing towards the training of local youngsters for the construction trades. They can also source suitable candidates to employ upon completion of their traineeship at CIC.
Scheme
Outline
1. Applicable Courses and Trainees

The trainees of the following one-year full-time Basic Craft Courses involved are:

  • Bricklaying and Plastering
  • Bricklaying and Tiling
  • Construction Formwork
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Painting, Decorating and Sign-writing
  • Plumbing and Pipe-fitting
  • Marble-Laying
  • Metal Works
  2. Duration of Site Practice Training
  • The duration of the site practice training is 25 days in between June and July.
  • All trainees are required to return to CIC training centres on Saturdays to review their site practice training performance.
  • In times of typhoon warning signal no.8 or above, or black rainstorm warning is in force, the site practice training will be suspended. Trainees should follow the adverse weather arrangement by the respective companies.
  • " Lo Pan Patron's Day " is a special holiday offered by CIC. All trainees will not attend site practice on that day.
  3. Pre-qualification of Trainees for Site Practice
  • According to Construction Sites (Safety) Regulations, trainees under 18 can receive training on construction site (Please refer to Appendix 1)
  • Prior to site practice, trainees have acquired basic knowledge and craftsmanship training of the respective trades for 10 months and passed an interim assessment.
  • All trainees are holders of Construction Safety Card. Trainees of “Bricklaying and Plastering" Bricklaying and Tiling”, “Carpentry and Joinery “, “Painting, Decorating and Sign-writing” and “Plumbing and Pipe-fitting “ also hold the  “Silver Card”.
  • All trainees are holders of Construction Workers Registration Card (General Worker) and allow to carry out construction work in construction site.
  4. Requirements on Practice Place Providers of the Scheme
  • Contractors / sub-contractors and consultants may, based on their work status on site, arrange site practice training of respective trades.
  • Practice Place Providers are expected to provide site practice opportunities in their construction sites of the following natures:
    * Public Works Projects;
    * Housing Authority / Housing Society Projects; or
    * Private Projects under Buildings Department submission process.
  • Practice Place Providers should:
    * Assign appropriate and competent personnel to be responsible for all site practice related matters, including assignment of training places and coordination with CIC staff;
    * Provide and maintain proper working environment for the site practice training; and
    * Record trainees' attendance and evaluate their performance.
  5. Insurance

CIC has arranged Group Personal Accident Insurance and Public Liability Insurance for trainees. Site Practice Place Providers may consider to arrange their own insurance if deemed necessary.

  6. Charge

Free

  7. Others
  • As the aim of this Scheme is to provide site practice opportunity to CIC trainees, Practice Place Providers should not reduce the employment opportunity of workmen of relevant trades.
  • CIC will designate staff to liaise with contractors / sub-contractors for detailed arrangement of site practice, and to monitor trainees’ progress and performance of training.
  • CIC reserves the right on deciding the number of trainees allocated to each Practice Place Provider of the scheme.
  8.  Enquiry

CIC Trainees Recruitment & Placement Department
  • Mr. Daniel Wong
    Tel: 2100 9123​
  • Ms Jessy Ko
    Tel: 2100 9125 / Fax: 2100 9290

Construction Supervisor / Technician Programme
Aim The Construction Industry Council (CIC) has launched a Site Practice Scheme for Trainees since May 2003. Through the Scheme, trainees are required to familiarize themselves with the working environment in construction sites, and to acquire the general site operation know-hows and interpersonal skills, with the aim of enhancing their adaptability in the industry upon graduation from CIC. Main contractors, subcontractors and consultants may, through participating in this Scheme, support the industry by contributing towards the training of local youngsters for the construction trades. They can also source suitable candidates to employ upon completion of their traineeship.
Scheme
Outline
  1. Applicable Courses and Trainees
    * Building Construction Supervision (1st year trainees)
    * Civil Engineering Supervision (1st year trainees)
    * Building Services Supervision(1st year trainees)
    * Quantity Measurement(1st year trainees)
  2. Duration of Site Practice Training
    • The duration of site practice training is 50 days in between June to Aug in the first year.
    • Trainees will not report duty to the site practice company if they have to attend examination /practical lesson organized by VTC during the period of their site practice training.
    • All trainees are required to return to CIC training centres on Saturdays to review their site practice training performance.
    • In times of typhoon warning signal no.8 or above, or black rainstorm warning is in force, the site practice training will be suspended. Trainees should follow the adverse weather arrangement by the respective companies.
    • " Lo Pan Patron's Day " is a special holiday offered by CIC. All trainees will not attend site practice on that day.
  3. Pre-qualification of Trainees for Site Practice
    • Prior to site practice, trainees have completed:
      * One year of construction theorical / practical training in CIC’s training centres
      *First year relevant Higher Diploma Course in VTC
      * Construction Safety Supervisor Course and Construction Industry Safety Card Course
       
    • Trainees have acquired basic knowledge and skills in the following areas:
      * Workflows of construction project, sub-contracting system and organization of project teams;
      * Computer-aided drafting and word-processing;
      * Construction drawing, contract & documentation;
      * Methods & skills on project supervision, coordination and communication;
      * Construction Safety Supervisor Course, environmental protection and quality systems;
      * Construction technology and craft appreciation; &
      * Measurement principles and methods (Quantity Measurement Trainee only)
  4. Requirements on Practice Place Providers of the Scheme
    • Contractors / Sub-contractors and consultants may, based on their work status on site, arrange site practice training of respective trades.
    • Practice Place Providers are expected to provide site practice opportunities in their construction sites of the following nature:
      * Public Works Projects;
      * Housing Authority / Housing Society Projects; or
      * Private Projects under Buildings Department submission process.
    • Practice Place Providers should:
      * assign appropriate and competent personnel to be responsible for all site practice related matters, including assignment of training places and coordination with CIC staff;
      * provide and maintain proper working environment for the site practice training; and
      * record trainees' attendance and evaluate their performance.
  5. Insurance
    CIC has arranged Group Personal Accident Insurance and Public Liability Insurance for trainees. Site Practice Place Providers may consider to arrange their own insurance if deemed necessary.
     
  6. Charge
    Free
     
  7. Others
    • As the aim of this Scheme is to provide site practice opportunity to CIC trainees, Practice Place Providers should not reduce the employment opportunity of workmen of relevant trades.
    • CIC will designate staff to liaise with contractors / sub-contractors for detailed arrangement of site practice, and to monitor trainees’ progress and performance of training.
    • CIC reserves the right on deciding the number of trainees allocated to each Practice Place Provider of the scheme.
  8. Enquiry

    CIC Trainees Recruitment & Placement Department
    • Mr. Daniel Wong
      Tel: 2100 9123​
    • Ms Jessy Ko
      Tel: 2100 9125 / Fax: 2100 9290


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