Youth training allowance to rise

March 31, 2023

The Labour Department’s Youth Employment & Training Programme (YETP) will strengthen collaboration with the Employees Retraining Board (ERB) and increase its training allowance for trainees from tomorrow.


The ERB offers around 700 training courses, including youth training courses, vocational skills training courses covering various industries as well as generic skills courses.


Under the new arrangements, the ERB will provide training courses for YETP trainees to enhance their employability. YETP case managers will assist trainees in selecting and enrolling in suitable training courses.


Eligible YETP trainees who completed a training course and attained an 80% attendance record or more are entitled to a training allowance. 


The rate of training allowance for trainees who completed courses under the Youth Training Programme of the ERB will be $121 per valid training day, while that of other ERB courses or YETP courses will be $241 per day.


The YETP is free and welcomes young school leavers aged 15 to 24 with an educational attainment at a sub-degree level or below to enrol.


It offers services that include pre-employment training, workplace attachment training, on-the-job training and case management services provided by registered social workers.

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