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Extended Course Suspension Period till 15 March 2020 by ERB

In view of the latest epidemic situation, the Employees Retraining Board (ERB) announces today (17 February 2020) that the ERB courses, services and trainee activities will be further suspended up to 15 March 2020, with a view to safeguarding the health of trainees, staff of training bodies and the general public.  Meanwhile, ERB will continue to provide basic and limited services for members of the public in need.

ERB indicates that the aforementioned measures will be applicable to all ERB full-time and part-time courses, including the courses under the “Love Upgrading Special Scheme”.  Subject to special circumstances, training bodies may notify the concerned trainees separately. The ERB “Practical Skills Training and Assessment Centre” (PSTAC) will also suspend the skills assessment service till 15 March 2020, and details on re-scheduling of assessment arrangement will be announced separately.

The “ERB Service Centre”, 37 “ERB Service Spots”, Regional Service Centres of “Smart Living”, “Smart Baby Care” and “Smart Starter” will be temporarily closed till 15 March 2020, during which, all related activities and the face-to-face training consultancy service will also be suspended. 

Meanwhile, online booking of the training consultancy service and video conferencing training consultancy service, as well as the online vacancy registration service of “Smart Living” and “Smart Baby Care” will remain in normal operation.  The ERB office located at Siu Sai Wan and the ERB hotline 182 182, “Smart Living”, “Smart Baby Care” and “Smart Starter” will provide basic and limited services.  The operating hours of the ERB office and hotline are between 9am and 4pm from Monday to Friday.

ERB will closely monitor the latest epidemic development in making further assessment and announcement in due course.

Should trainees and members of the public have any enquiries on the arrangements of training courses, services and trainee activities, please contact respective training bodies, operators of different service platforms or PSTAC; or call ERB hotline 182 182 or visit the ERB website: to learn the latest arrangements.

Post Date:17/2/2020