Employees Retraining Board

Press Release

The Employees Retraining Board 20th Anniversary Commemorative Ceremony
cum the 3rd “ERB Manpower Developer Award Scheme”
Presentation Ceremony

The Employees Retraining Board 20th Anniversary Commemorative Ceremony cum the 3rd “ERB Manpower Developer Award Scheme” Presentation Ceremony was held today (24 April 2012). The Ceremony was officiated by the Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr. Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBS, JP, the Permanent Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr. Paul Tang Kwok-wai, JP, the Chairman of ERB, Dr. Ng Tat-lun, SBS, JP; the Vice Chairman of ERB, Mr. William Leung Wing-cheung, BBS, JP; and the Executive Director of ERB, Mr. Stanley Ng Ka-kwong, BBS.

The Chairman of ERB, Dr. Ng Tat-lun highlighted in his speech that ERB was established in 1992 to assist middle-aged low-skilled workers who were hard hit by economic restructuring to shift to other jobs. ERB emphasised that training should be pragmatic and placement-tied, with the primary objective of enhancing the employability of the unemployed.

In the past 20 years, Hong Kong experienced many challenges and difficulties. ERB launched new initiatives and diversified its courses and services to cater for the changing needs of the society. Throughout the years, ERB offered over 1.7 million training places and contributed substantially to the improvement of the quality of the local labour force.

ERB has extended its service to cover people aged 15 or above with an education attainment of sub-degree or below. Teaming up with about 130 appointed training bodies to launch the "Manpower Development Scheme", ERB now offers 130,000 training places in some 800 training courses annually, straddling entry-level job skills and professional certification training for its 2.6 million service targets. In recent years, ERB continues to implement a variety of new measures, including strengthening its quality assurance mechanism, developing courses with professional certification, setting up job referral platforms, publicising Skills Upgrading Scheme Plus courses, establishing ERB Service Centres, and launching innovative programmes like“Industry Loves Upgrading Scheme”, “Free Taster Programme”, and “Learn and Leap - Teen’s Action 2012”.

Dr. Ng emphasised that the mission of ERB is to improve the quality of the Hong Kong labour force. In this direction, ERB launched the “ERB Manpower Developer Award Scheme” in 2009 to motivate enterprises to dedicate more resources and develop long-term plans in manpower training and development.

The Scheme has moved into its third year. Fifty-five organisations successfully passed the assessment of the Technical Consultant this year and are honoured as “Manpower Developer” (MD) for a two-year validity period. Thirteen of them are small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The 55 MDs straddle a wide cross-section of 23 industries including notably the Wholesale and Retail, Banking and Financial Services, and Property Management and Security. Their employment sizes range from 10 to over 58,000, and their combined establishment of full-time and part-time staff exceeds 130,000. Employees’ participation in training and development activities amounts to almost 600,000 a year. In terms of training hours, the 55 MDs offered around 3 million hours of training activities for their staff in the year. In an individual case, the employees of an MD received on average 109 hours of training per annum. For the Non-SME category, the average training hour per employee was around 36 hours. For the SME category, the senior management dedicated on average over one-fifth of their time for training and development work. This is indicative of the importance accorded by MDs to this management function.

Moreover, 76 establishments have successfully gone through revalidation and their validity period of recognition as MD 1st honour has been extended for another 2 years. Among them, 8 are SMEs.

The “ERB Manpower Developer Award Scheme” was launched in December 2009. It is the first and foremost scheme to assess the manpower training and development policies and strategies of organisations in Hong Kong. ERB has appointed the Hong Kong Productivity Council as the Technical Consultant responsible for evaluation of the overall performance in manpower training and development of participating organisations in terms of five parameters, i.e. Leading a Learning Culture; Resources Planning; Training and Development System; Performance Management; and Corporate Social Responsibility in Manpower Development. To ensure the impartiality and credibility of the “ERB Manpower Developer Award Scheme”, prominent figures in the academia as well as the continuing education and human resources sectors are invited as Honorary Advisors to offer advice on the accreditation mechanism. ERB has also solicited the support of trade associations and professional organisations in promoting the award scheme.

Lists of the 3rd Manpower Developers and 2012-14 MD 1st are at Annex 1 and Annex 2 respectively. Relevant information is also available at the ERB website www.erb.org.


The 3rd ERB Manpower Developer Award Scheme
List of Manpower Developers for 2012-14
(in alphabetical order)

  • AEON Credit Service (Asia) Company Limited

  • Belle International Holdings Limited

  • Chief Holdings (H.K.) Limited

  • CITIC Pacific Limited

  • CITIC Securities International Company Limited

  • Elegance Industrial Co. Ltd. (A member of Crystal Group)

  • Fairwood Holdings Ltd

  • Fubon Bank (Hong Kong) Limited

  • Fung Seng Enterprises Limited (FSE)

  • G2000 (Apparel) Limited

  • Giordano Limited

  • Goodwill Management Limited

  • Hon Hing Enterprises Limited

  • Hong Kong Trade Development Council

  • Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

  • Kiu Lok Service Management Company Limited

  • Lane Crawford (Hong Kong) Limited

  • Le Saunda Holdings Limited

  • Lee Kum Kee Company Limited

  • Lik Kai Engineering Co Ltd

  • Main Shine Development Limited

  • Many Wells Property Agent Limited

  • Milton Exhibits Group Limited

  • Moiselle (Hong Kong) Limited

  • MTM Lab Japan Limited

  • MTR Corporation Limited

  • New Charm Management Limited

  • Ngong Ping 360 Limited

  • Nokia (H.K.) Limited

  • Sanfield Building Contractors Ltd

  • Savills Property Management Limited

  • The Bank of East Asia, Limited

  • The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, LTD.

  • The Beauty Group

  • The Charterhouse Causeway Bay

  • The Great Eagle Properties Management Company Limited - Langham Place

  • The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited

  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club

  • The Wrigley Company (Hong Kong) Limited

  • Tsui Wah Efford Management Limited

  • United Asia Finance Limited

  • Vineberg Property Management Limited


The 3rd ERB Manpower Developer Award Scheme
List of Manpower Developers (SMEs) for 2012-14
(in alphabetical order)

  • C K Yau & Partners CPA Limited

  • Cerebos (Hong Kong) Limited

  • Chuan Chiong Co., Ltd.

  • Dim Sum Television Company Limited

  • Hanville Company Limited

  • Lam Kam Sang Medical Research Institute Limited

  • McKenzie & Associates Integrative Therapy Centre Limited

  • MEG Limited

  • Nova Risk Services Holdings Limited

  • Red Stone Global Investment Limited

  • Regal World Transport System Limited

  • Tai Yau Storage Group Limited

  • Technicolor Asia Limited


The List of MD 1st for 2012-14
(in alphabetical order)

  • ACE Life Insurance Company Limited

  • Ageas Insurance Company (Asia) Limited

  • Baleno Kingdom Limited

  • Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

  • Bossini Enterprises Limited

  • Café de Coral Holdings Limited

  • Canon Hongkong Company Limited

  • Celestial Asia Securities Holdings Limited

  • Centaline Property Agency Limited

  • Circle K Convenience Stores (HK) Limited

  • CITIC Bank International Limited

  • CLP Power Hong Kong Limited

  • Dah Chong Hong Holdings Limited

  • DFS Hong Kong Limited

  • DHL Express (HK) Limited

  • DSC Holdings Limited

  • FSE Engineering Group Limited

  • Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) Limited

  • Gammon Construction Limited

  • Goodwell Property Management Limited

  • Hang Yick Properties Management Limited

  • Hewlett-Packard HK SAR Limited

  • Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

  • Hong Kong Ferry (Holdings) Co. Ltd.

  • Hong Kong School of Motoring

  • Hong Kong Wing On Travel Service Limited

  • Hong Thai Travel Services Limited

  • Hong Yip Service Company Limited

  • Hongkong Land Limited

  • Hopewell Holdings Limited

  • Imperial Bird's Nest International Company Limited

  • Jebsen & Co Limited

  • Jones Lang LaSalle Management Services Limited

  • Jubilee International Tour Centre Limited

  • Karrie International Holdings Limited

  • KCS Hong Kong Limited

  • Kerry Logistics

  • Kerry Properties Limited

  • Langham Hospitality Group

  • Leo Paper Group (Hong Kong) Limited

  • McDonald's Restaurants (Hong Kong) Limited

  • Midland Holdings Limited

  • New World Development Company Limited

  • NWS Holdings Limited

  • Ocean Park Corporation

  • Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong Limited

  • Peace Avenue Veterinary Clinic

  • Perfect Combo Limited

  • Pfizer Corporation Hong Kong Limited

  • Pizza Hut Hong Kong Management Limited

  • Quality Healthcare Medical Services Limited

  • Saint Honore Cake Shop Limited

  • sanofi-aventis Hong Kong Limited

  • Shun Hing Group (Shun Hing Electronic Holdings Limited)

  • Sino Land Company Limited

  • SOCAM Development Limited

  • Sony Corporation of Hong Kong Limited

  • Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited

  • Super Star Group

  • Tao Heung Group

  • The "Star" Ferry Company, Limited

  • The Dairy Farm Company Limited

  • Truth & Faith International Limited

  • Urban Group

  • VF Asia Limited

  • Waihong Environmental Services Limited

  • Well Born Real Estate Management Limited

  • Zurich Insurance (Hong Kong)


The List of MD 1st – SME for 2012-14
(in alphabetical order)

  • Aon Hewitt

  • BannerSHOP Hong Kong Limited

  • Charlotte Travel Limited

  • E.C. Fix Technology Limited

  • Intimex Business Solutions Company Limited

  • Richform Holdings Limited

  • The Chamber of Hong Kong Computer Industry

  • Wong Po Kee Limited

Post Date:24-04-2012