About ERB

ERB is a statutory body established in 1992 under the Employees Retraining Ordinance. ERB co-ordinates, funds and monitors training courses and services provided by about 80 training bodies. The service targets of ERB are people aged 15 or above with educational attainment at sub-degree level or below. ERB provides around 700 training courses that are market driven and employment-oriented. ERB helps trainees map out progression ladders and nurtures talent for various industries.

ERB provides a diverse range of training courses, including placement-tied courses for the unemployed, skills upgrading courses with skills enhancement training for employees, generic skills courses for all industries, youth training courses, dedicated courses for special service targets such as new arrivals, persons with disabilities and persons recovered from work injuries, rehabilitated ex-drug abusers and ex-offenders, and ethnic minorities, straddling 28 industries and various areas of generic skills. ERB has been actively developing professional certification courses, including “One-test-two-certificates” courses, industry certification courses, public examination preparation courses, etc. to help trainees move up their professional ladders. ERB has around 300 courses accredited by the Hong Kong Council for the Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications which are registered under the “Qualifications Framework”, so as to promote the recognition of the qualifications of ERB graduates.

ERB provides an array of training and employment suppport services to assist members of the public to acquire related information. “ERB Service Centre” in Tin Shui Wai provides information on ERB courses and support services. Workshops and group activities are also organised on a regular basis. ERB has set up 37 “ERB Service Spots” in Kwai Tsing and Tsuen Wan, Kowloon West and Kowloon East districts, providing enquiry and enrolment services for ERB courses, organising industry seminars and taster courses, and assisting members of the public to register for training consultancy service. ERB also set up “ERB Training Net” course search terminals at over 100 locations, including ERB Headquarters, “ERB Service Centre”, “ERB Service Spots”, Labour Department Job Centres, Social Welfare Department (SWD) Social Security Field Units and non-governmental organisations commissioned by SWD. Members of the public can obtain information on ERB courses, training centres, services and activities as well as register for training consultancy service through the terminals.

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