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Youth Pre-employment Training Programme

LEGCO QUESTION No. 12(WRITTEN REPLY)

(WRITTEN REPLY)
Date of Sitting: 9 January 2002



Asked by : Hon Chan Kwok-keung

Replied by : SEM

Question :

This year's Youth Pre-Employment Training Programme offers four categories of modular training courses. In this connection, will the Government inform this Council of:

  1. the total number of places as well as the number of applications so far received for each category of courses, and provide the over-subscription rate and the reasons for over-subscription for each over-subscribed courses;

     

  2. the number of applications to enrol for courses under the 'job specific skills training' category, broken down by trade; and

     

  3. the current average unit cost of each category of courses?


Reply:

Madam President,

( a) & ( c )

The Youth Pre-employment Training Programme (YPTP) for the current year is being implemented in two phases. The first phase, which accepted applications from 19 to 29 August 2001, was met with overwhelming response. On the expiry of the application period, the Labour Department received over 12,000 applications.

The enrolment situation is as follows :-

Training Course
Enrolment(Persons)
Unit Cost($)
Module A :
Leadership, self-discipline and team building
2 520
1,409
Module B :
Job search and interpersonal skills
12 000
1,400
Module C :
Computer application
 
 
 
Basic Course
Intermediate Course
2 203
3 593
1,364
2,240
Module D:
Job-specific skills
6 095
3,772
 
 
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Total:
26 411
 

Basically, the Programme provides sufficient training places for our trainees. The second phase of the current Programme will be launched in February 2002. Statistics on applications will be available at a later stage.

( b )

In the first phase of the current Programme, the enrolment situation of Module (D) courses on job-specific skills training are as follows :-

Course type
Enrolment(Trainees)
1.
IT Training
1 468
2.
Clerical Training
1 238
3.
Hospitality Industry Training
958
4.
Beauty Culture Training
623
5.
Catering Industry Training
520
6.
Hairdressing Training
459
7.
Others (e.g. Florist Workshop , Life-saving & Swimming Pool Management, Social Services Programme Assistant, Fitness Training Assistant)
411
8.
Customer Service & Salesmanship Training
222
9.
Technical Training
51
10.
Security Guard & Property Management Training
50
11.
Construction Training
41
12.
Entrepreneurship Training
27
13.
Textile & Clothing Industry Training
27
14.
Insurance Industry Training
0
   
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Total :
6 095


Last revision date: 09 January 2002
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