With a view to instilling a corporate culture advocating the importance of manpower training and development, the Employees Retraining Board (ERB) launched the “ERB Manpower Developer Award Scheme” (the Scheme) in December 2009 to recognise organisations which demonstrate outstanding achievements in manpower training and development as Manpower Developers (MDs). Through the Scheme, ERB aims to cultivate a common social value to attach great importance to manpower training and development. In 2020-21, a total of 548 organisations from over 30 industries have been accredited as MDs.
The effectiveness of the strategies and practices in manpower training and development of participating organisations can be reviewed and evaluated in accordance with a set of objectives and stringent assessment criteria established by the independent Technical Consultant. Organisations that fulfill the criteria will be acknowledged as MDs within a two-year validity period, subject to renewal every two years. For MDs that have been granted the award status for 10 consecutive years, they will be acknowledged as “Super MDs” within a five-year validity period.
ERB will continue to promote the Scheme and foster its strategic partnership with the MDs in enhancing the quality of human resources in Hong Kong.