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 the 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 scrutinise 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 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 of the Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare

Representative of the Commissioner for Labour

Representative of the Executive Director of the Vocational Training Council
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 to recommend to the Board the allocation of training places among them in accordance with the prescribed Training Places Allocation Mechanism and other relevant criteria;
3to formulate and review the course administration policy; and
4to oversee the Executive Office in scrutinising the applications and funding proposals submitted by training bodies for the continued organisation of training courses, and to monitor the progress of training on a quarterly basis.

Membership












ConvenorMembersSecretary
Ms. Winnie NGMr. PUN Tin-chi

Professor Lui Yu-hon

Representative of the Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare

Representative of the Commissioner for Labour
Manager (Course Administration)


3. Quality Assurance and Review Committee


Terms of Reference































1To scrutinise applications as new training bodies and recommendations to repeal the provision of training courses by existing training bodies;
2to develop the quality assurance strategy and enforcement mechanism for training courses and programmes;
3to determine the key performance indicators of training courses and programmes, to monitor overall performance level (including the placement and retention position of trainees), and to undertake reviews as and when necessary;
4to monitor and assess the training quality, cost-effectiveness, and administrative arrangements of training bodies in the delivery of training courses;
5to monitor the development and implementation of standardised assessments for training courses as well as the performance of trainees in the assessments;
6to develop the Training Places Allocation Mechanism, to monitor its effectiveness and undertake reviews as and when necessary; and
7to monitor complaints on training courses and programmes lodged by members of the public and trainees, and to review the outcomes of investigation of individual cases as and when necessary.


Membership















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

Mr. Jason WONG Chun-tat

Representative of the Commissioner for Labour

Representative of Executive Director of Vocational Training Council
Manager (Quality Enhancement)2


4. Public Relations and Promotion Committee


Terms of Reference



















1To scrutinise the public relations and promotion strategies and annual plan prepared by the Executive Office;
2to monitor and advise on the effectiveness of promotional campaigns in enhancing the image and branding of the ERB;
3to consider and advise on large-scale public relations and promotional activities proposed by the Executive Office and scrutinise and approve the results of concerned tendering exercises; and
4to monitor the effectiveness of public relations and promotional activities undertaken by training bodies.

Membership















ConvenorMembersSecretary
Mrs. Mimi CUNNINGHAMDr. Lawrance WONG Dun-king

Ms. LAM Suk-fun, MH

Representative of the 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 consider and submit to the Board for approval the appointment, compensation and benefits policies of the Executive Office, and to formulate other personnel policies of the Executive Office;
2to monitor the staff establishment of the Executive Office and recommend to the Board the appointment and termination of staff at the Deputy Executive Director level;
3to scrutinise and submit to the Board for approval the annual budget and annual financial report of the Employees Retraining Board (ERB);
4to monitor the income, expenditure and financial position of the ERB;
5to advise the Board on the investment strategy of the Employees Retraining Fund and monitor the investment activities and performance of the Fund;
6to formulate and review the procurement policy of the ERB and scrutinise and approve large-scale tendering exercises (except training courses and programmes, and public relations and promotional projects); and
7to formulate and review the IT policies of the ERB, including IT security policy, and to monitor the progress of implementation.



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














1To advise on the investment objectives, strategies and guidelines of the Employees Retraining Fund, and to make recommendations as and when necessary;
2to offer advice on investment options in accordance with the requirements of the Board and circumstances of the prevailing investment market; and
3to advise on day-to-day investment matters of the Executive Office.


Membership















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

Mrs. Mimi CUNNINGHAM

Representative of the Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare

Representative of the 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


Terms of Reference



















1To monitor the operational and financial systems of the Executive Office to ensure compliance with the Board's policies, procedures, guidelines and relevant regulations, and to 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 reviews or investigations by the Executive Office as and when necessary or as directed by the Board; and
4to monitor the cost-effectiveness of the internal audit function of the Executive Office.



Membership















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

Dr. Lawrance WONG Dun-king

Representative of the Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare

Mr. David YU #
Internal Auditor

# Co-opted Members