The Employees Retraining Board (ERB) launched the “ERB Manpower Developer Award Scheme” (the Scheme) to recognise organisations which demonstrate outstanding achievements in manpower training and development as Manpower Developers (MDs). Around 500 organisations from over 30 industries have been accredited as MDs under the Scheme.

As part of the Scheme, the effectiveness of the strategies and practices in manpower training and development of participating organisation will be reviewed and evaluated in accordance with a set of objectives and 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. Current MDs that have been granted the award status for 10 consecutive years will be acknowledged as “Super MDs”. The validity period will be extended from two years to five years.

Through the Scheme, ERB aims to cultivate a common social value of attaching great importance to manpower training and development, and foster strategic partnership with MDs through various employer activities for enhancing the quality of human resources in Hong Kong.