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Enhanced Construction Manpower Training Scheme

The construction sector is one of the driving forces behind Hong Kong’s economy. In anticipation of the increasing demand of construction manpower, for the upcoming ten major infrastructural projects, railway construction, urban renewal, maintenance, building construction as well as the environmental protection projects, CIC, under the support of Development Bureau of the HK SAR Government, introduced the Enhanced Construction Manpower Training Scheme (ECMTS). By providing higher training allowance, and placement services to the graduates, CIC believes we would train suitable construction personnel to suit the demand of the industry.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

1. Willing to pursue his/her career in construction industry
2. *Aged 18 – 60 (based on the application submission date)
3. If no special academic requirements, applicant should be able to read, write Chinese and able to communicate in
    Cantonese.
4. Have appropriate abilities to distinguish colours, suitable mental and physical conditions.

    (For details please refer to the course pamphlets or made separate inquiries)

* With immediate effect, the objective of this measure is to attract more new talents to join the construction workforce
   to maintain the sustainability of the industry.

 

TRAINING ALLOWANCE

$9,000 per month (Including a maximum monthly training allowance of $6,750, plus *Course Completion Allowance $2,250)

 

PLACEMENT and INCOME

Trainees completed the course with passing the “Intermediate Trade Test” of the relevant trades, will be assisted for placement, monthly income may reach $10,000 or above.

 

*Allowance will only paid in one lot, upon completion of the course and passed the Intermediate Trade Test or internal examinations.

 

COURSE INFORMATION

Course Duration Training Content Training Venue
Bar-bending and Fixing
Registration Semi-skilled Worker
97 days • To cut, bend and fix reinforcement steel bars and recognize the bar bending schedule.
• Various construction methods according to the nature of works (including installation of metal scaffolding and temporary working platforms)
• Rigger operation, confined space operations, physical training
• Intermediate trade test
• Kwun Tong
• Shatin
• Tuen Mun
• Shamshuipo
• Tung Chung
• Tin Shui Wai Tin Yuet Road
Timber and Aluminium Formwork
Registration Semi-skilled Worker
95 days • Knowledge on reinforced concrete structure drawings, leveling, setting out, markings, construction specifications.
• To erect and strike timber formwork, aluminum formwork or glass fibre formwork for concrete construction
• Intermediate trade test
• Kwun Tong
• Shatin
• Shamshuipo
• Tung Chung
• Tuen Mun
• Tin Shui Wai Tin Yuet Road
Metal Formwork
Registration Semi-skilled Worker
52 days • Metal formwork erection and associated works at height.
• Signal communication with tower crane operators.
• False work of metal formwork, gas cutting and welding.
• Intermediate trade test  (Metal Formwork Erector)
• Tai Po
Concreting
Registration Semi-skilled Worker
24 days • Concreting skill and associated work at height
• concreting tools, signal communication with crane operators,
• Intermediate trade test (Concreting)
• Tai Po
Construction Scaffolding Works
Registration Semi-skilled Worker
100 days • Knowledge on construction drawings; Construction details, safety rules and the code of practice for scaffolding
• The operation of erecting and dismantling scaffoldings
• To erect the scaffolding for varies applications
• Safety inspection and maintenance for scaffolding periodically
• Intermediate Trade Test
• Kwai Chung
Drainlaying
Registration Semi-skilled Worker
90 days • The knowledge of the ordinances and regulations governing the trench excavation of drainage system and sumps, leveling, setting-out and positioning and safety measures required for trench excavation and its support.
• Tools and equipment for installing and jointing drainage pipes, methods of jointing, cutting pipes and leakage test
• Construct manholes and open channels, dismantle of completed work
• Code of practice for working in confined space
• Intermediate trade test
• Tuen Mun
Metalwork
Registration Semi-skilled Worker
75 days • The characteristics of metals and their applications
• Metal-working processing machines operations
• Basic skills of metal work
• Welding operations
• To manufacture, install, repair different metalworks such as aluminum windows, railings, doors and metal hoardings
• Intermediate trade test
• Sheung Shui
• Kowloon Bay

Metal Scaffolding (Civil Engineering and Building Construction)
Registration Semi-skilled Worker
(After completion of the course and gain 4 years or above of experiences in the industry , will be eligible to become a competent person to issue "Form 5" under the "Code of Practice for Metal Scaffolding Safety" issued by the Commissioner for Labour . For inquiries of issuance of Form 5 or other related qualifications, please contact Labour Department.

30 days

• Temporary supports (scaffold) and struts of civil engineering, bridges and house construction
• Single-tube support (top installation), heavy-duty (square pillar) support and connection in civil engineering & bridge and house construction
• Learning proper storage and repair and maintenance of metal scaffolding and accessories of civil engineering, bridges and house construction
• Safety Training Course for Certified Workers of Confined Spaces Operation and Intermediate test (Metal Scaffolding)
 
• Sheung Shui
Painting
Registration Semi-skilled Worker
70 days • Various painting method, such as emulsion paint,  oil-based paint, brushing lacquer, toner oil, removing old paint.
• Safety Training Course for Certified Workers of Confined Spaces Operation and Intermediate Trade Test ( Painter and Decorator)

 

• Kowloon Bay
•  Kwai Chung
• Sheung Shui
Bricklaying and Plastering
Registration Semi-skilled Worker
 
94 days •Paving bricks in building andrepair walls, partitions brick arch in the wall, ceiling, floor, staircase, and perofrrming plastering in roofing.
•Erection of bearing scaffold (joint scaffold) of working platform
•Safety Training Course for Certified Workers of Confined Spaces, Safety Training Course for Construction Workers of Specified Trade– Plasterer, Tiler
•Certification Course for Person Working on Endless Winder Mode Temporary Suspended Working Platform (Gondola) and Intermediate Trade Test (Bricklayer & Plasterer)
 

 

• Kowloon Bay
•  Kwai Chung
• Sheung Shui

 

Bricklaying and Tiling
Registration Semi-skilled Worker
97 days •Paving bricks in building andrepair walls, partitions brick arch in the wall, ceiling, floor, staircase, and perofrrming plastering in roofing.
•Erection of bearing scaffold (joint scaffold) of working platform
•Safety Training Course for Certified Workers of Confined Spaces, Safety Training Course for Construction Workers of Specified Trade– Plasterer, Tiler
•Certification Course for Person Working on Endless Winder Mode Temporary Suspended Working Platform (Gondola) and Intermediate Trade Test (Bricklayer & Plasterer)
 
• Kowloon Bay
•  Kwai Chung
• Sheung Shui
Curtain Wall and Aluminum Window Installation
Registration Semi-skilled Worker
56 days (Skill Training)

51 days (On-the-job training, no training allowance provided)

•Falsework installation and dismantling
•Operation of cutting tools (including Gas Welding Safety Training Course)
•Aluminium Windows structure and installation
•Curtain Wall basic structure
•Certification Course for Person Working on Endless Winder Mode Temporary Suspended Working Platform (Gondola) and Intermediate Trade Test (Aluminium Window)
•On-the -job training of Curtain Wall Installation
•Heavy Lifting knowledge
•Knwoledge on design drawings and layouts, surveying and setting out, and material applicatiions
• Sheung Shui
Plumbing and Pipe-fitting
Registration Semi-skilled Worker
 
90 days •Reading and understanding pipe construction chart, drawing and construction specifications in building constructions
•Installing/ repairing/ maintaining water supply and sewerage system, and commonly used sanitary appliances
•Certification Course for Person Working on Endless Winder Mode Temporary Suspended Working Platform (Gondola), Safety Training Course for Certified Workers of Confined Spaces and Intermediate Trade Test (Plumber)
• Kowloon Bay
•  Kwai Chung
• Sheung Shui
Surveying and Setting-out
Registration Semi-skilled Worker
With secondary school educational level
90 days • Leveling and setting-out work for building and civil works
• Use of survey instruments and recognizing the building and civil construction drawings
• Intermediate trade test
• Kwai Chung
• Sheung Shui
• Yuen Long
• Kowloon Bay
Site Surveying
Registration Semi-skilled Worker
Mathematics should be pass in HKDSE/HKCEE
135 days • Use of level, theodolite and electronic distance checker
• Topography surveying
• Set up the rail of gradient profile
• Setting-out and positioning of buildings, roads, drainage and manholes
• Intermediate trade test
• Kwai Chung
• Sheung Shui
Welding
Registration Semi-skilled Worker
75 days • Learning metal properties, tools and mechanical devices
• Electric arc welding/cutting Semi-automatic and automatic arc welding
• Oxy-acetylene gas welding / Cutting
• Thermal Stress / Residual stress and Deformation
• Quality inspection of welds
• PPE for Welding
• Intermediate Trade Test of General Welding
• Sheung Shui
Tower Crane Operation (Erecting, Dismantling, Telescoping and Climbing) Workers’ Assistant 81 days •Type of Tower Crane Operation, principle on erecting and dismantling, and the safety measures
•Heavy Lifting knowledge
•Practical training on Tower Crane Operation (Erecting, Dismantling, Telescoping and Climbing)

 

 

• Tai Po



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