Employees Retraining Board

Functions of Committees










  1. Course and Service Development Committee

  2. Course Vetting Committee

  3. Quality Assurance and Review Committee

  4. Public Relations and Promotion Committee

  5. Finance and Administration Committee

  6. Audit Committee



1. Course and Service Development Committee


Terms of Reference























1To explore, in light of the development of the economy and labour market of Hong Kong, industries and occupations with market potential, and to formulate and regularly review the directions and strategies for development of training courses and services;
2To develop market-oriented training courses and services according to the training and employment needs of the service targets and the demand of the industries, and pursuant to the advice of the Industry Consultative Networks;
3To scrutinize proposals pertaining to new training courses and services, and to monitor the progress of implementation of new services;
4To consider proposed revisions to existing training courses and services to better gear with the needs of the market and industries; and
5To consider and approve the outcomes of tendering exercises and other proposals in relation to the development of services.



Membership















ConvenorMembersSecretary
Dr. Lawrance WONG Dun-kingMs. NG Wai-yee, MH

Professor Lui Yu-hon

Representative from Labour and Welfare Bureau

Representative of Commissioner for Labour

Representative of Executive Director of VTC
Manager (Course Development)


2. Course Vetting Committee


Terms of Reference



















1To recommend to the Board the annual training places and their distribution among various training courses in light of the directions and strategies pertaining to training courses and services as determined by the Course and Service Development Committee;
2To consider the annual training plans and funding applications submitted by training bodies, and recommend to the Board the allocation of training places among them in accordance with the prescribed Allocation Mechanism of Training Places and other relevant criteria;
3To formulate and review the course administration policy; and
4To oversee the Executive Office in scrutinizing the applications and funding proposals tendered by training bodies for continuing organization of training courses, and monitor the progress of training on a quarterly basis.

Membership












ConvenorMembersSecretary
Ms. Winnie NGMr. PUN Tin-chi

Professor Lui Yu-hon

Representative from Labour and Welfare Bureau

Representative of Commissioner for Labour
Manager (Course Administration)


3. Quality Assurance and Review Committee


Terms of Reference































1To scrutinize the applications as new training bodies and the recommendation to repeal the provision of training courses by existing training bodies;
2To develop the quality assurance strategy and mechanism for the training courses and programmes;
3To determine the key performance indicators of training courses and programmes and to monitor their overall performance (including the placement and retention performance of trainees), and to commission reviews if necessary;
4To monitor and assess the quality, effectiveness, financial and administrative arrangement of training bodies in the delivery of training courses;
5To monitor the development and implementation of standardized assessments for all training courses and attained results of the trainees;
6To develop the Allocation Mechanism of Training Places and to monitor its effectiveness, and to commission reviews if necessary; and
7To monitor complaints on training courses and programmes received from the public and trainees, and to commission review on individual cases if deemed necessary.


Membership















ConvenorMembersSecretary
Dr. Christine WONG Siu-pingMr. Allen CHENG Siu-kai

Mr. Jason WONG Chun-tat

Representative of Commissioner for Labour

Representative of Executive Director of VTC
Manager (Quality Enhancement)2


4. Public Relations and Promotion Committee


Terms of Reference



















1To scrutinize the public relations and promotion strategies and annual plan prepared by the Executive Office;
2To monitor and advise on the effectiveness of promotion campaigns in enhancing the image and branding of the Board;
3To scrutinize, advise and to vet tenders on mega public relations and promotional activities proposed by the Executive Office; and
4To monitor the progress and effectiveness of public relations and promotional activities conducted by training bodies.

Membership















ConvenorMembersSecretary
Mrs. Mimi CUNNINGHAMDr. Lawrance WONG Dun-king

Ms. LAM Suk-fun, MH

Representative of Commissioner for Labour

Professor Leo SIN Yat-ming #

Mr. Chris LIU #
Manager (Media and External Affairs)

# Co-opted Members


5. Finance and Administration Committee


Terms of Reference































1To establish and submit to the Broad the appointment, compensation and benefits policies of the Executive Office, and develop any other personnel policies of the Executive Office;
2To monitor the establishment of the Executive Office and recommend the Board to appoint or discharge staff at Deputy Executive Director grade;
3To scrutinize and submit to the Board the annual budget and annual financial report;
4To monitor the income and expenditure status of the Broad;
5To advise the Board the investment strategy of the Employees Retraining Fund and to monitor its investment activities and performance;
6To implement and review the procurement policy of the Broad and to vet large-scale tendering projects (except training courses and programmes, public relations and promotional projects); and
7To implement and review information technology policies of the Board, including information technology security policy, and monitor its progress of implementation.



Subsuming under the Committee is the Investment Group, which serves the following purposes:














1To tender professional advice in respect of target investment strategy and guidelines of the Employees Retraining Fund;
2To provide investment advice in accordance with the requirements of the Board and prevailing investment channel; and
3To make recommendations on any other investment matters raised by the Board.


Membership















ConvenorMembersSecretary
Mr. YU Pang-chun, SBS, JPMr. PUN Tin-chi

Mrs. Mimi CUNNINGHAM

Representative from Labour and Welfare Bureau

Representative of Commissioner for Labour
Manager (Finance and Accounts)


Investment Group















ConvenorMembersSecretary
Mr. William LEUNG Wing-cheung, BBS, JPMr. YU Pang-chun, SBS, JP

Mr. CHUNG Wai-ping, MH

Mr. David YU #

Mr. Patrick HO #
Deputy Manager (Finance and Accounts)

# Co-opted Members


6. Audit Committee


Reporting to the Employees Retraining Board, the Audit Committee has the following terms of reference:



















1To monitor the operational and financial systems of the Executive Office to ensurecompliance with the Board's policies, procedures, guidelines and relevant regulations, and review the effectiveness, efficiency and economy in the use of resources by the Executive Office;
2To scrutinise reports submitted by the Internal Audit Section and recommend improvement measures;
3To direct the performance of specific review or investigation by the Executive Office as necessary or as commissioned by the Board; and
4To monitor the effectiveness of the internal audit function of the Executive Office.



Membership















ConvenorMembersSecretary
Mr. CHUNG Wai-ping, MH Mr. Jason WONG Chun-tat

Dr. Lawrance WONG Dun-king

Mr. David YU #

Representative from Labour and Welfare Bureau
Internal Auditor

# Co-opted Members