Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (Construction)

With the booming construction industry in Hong Kong and the increasing number of projects in infrastructure, building construction and maintenance as well as redevelopment, the demand for electrical, mechanical and construction talents is continually high, creating career opportunities for young people.


Professional fields covered:

  • Building Services Engineering
  • Lift and Escalator Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Gas Services Engineering
  • Welding Technology & Inspection
  • Telecommunications and Surveillance Technology

Earn and Learn : Under the Scheme, participants will receive on-the-job training and classroom learning at the same time. A steady income and a recognised qualification are guaranteed
All-round Career Support : One-stop career counselling and placement services
Free Tuition : Free tuition for Secondary 3 to 5 school leavers
Professional Career after Scheme Completion : Upon completion of the scheme, graduates of Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE)* will be entitled to a monthly salary not less than $10,500
Flexible Articulation Pathways : Graduates can pursue further studies to acquire higher qualifications and become a professional in the field

*Formerly named “Diploma in Vocational Education”



Study Arrangement^

The first year

Participants will study a full-time Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) programme at the Youth College.

The second to fourth years

Participants will be employed by the participating companies as apprentices. Employers will also sponsor the apprentices to study the part-time-day-release DVE Programme.


Allowance & Salary*

The first year

Participants will receive $1,400 subsidy from the employers for a total of 11 months.

The second to fourth years

Participants will receive a total subsidy of $15,400 from their employers, a guaranteed monthly salary not less than $8,000 and an average of $2,500# Government Allowance. The total monthly income can reach up to $10,000.
 
The first year of training
A subsidy* of $1,400 per month for a total of 11 months
$1,400 Monthly
The second year of training
Monthly salary not less than $8,000 and an average of $2,000 Government Allowance
Monthly average
$10,000 or above
The third year of training
Monthly salary not less than $8,000 and an average of $2,500 Government Allowance
Monthly average
$10,500 or above
The fourth year of training
Monthly salary not less than $8,000 and an average of $3,000 Government Allowance
Monthly average
$11,000 or above
An additional subsidy after completion of 6 consecutive months training in the second year $15,400

^ Training duration for Gas Services Engineering is 3 years. For enquiries, please contact the Office of the Director of Apprenticeship.
* Mode of issuing subsidy and Government Allowance may vary across trades and industries.
A maximum total subsidy of $30,800 from the Construction Industry Council (CIC) will be given to participants of TSS.
# Applicable to participants who enroll in academic year 2019/20.




Tuition Fee

Secondary 3 to 5 graduates studying the Diploma of Vocational Education can enjoy free tuition.



Offering Institutes:

    


For enquiries:

Tel.: 3700 5000

Email: apuho@vtc.edu.hk
 

Information as of May 2019. VTC reserves the right to revise or cancel any programme if circumstances so warrant. Details will be announced on the Admission Homepage.





     
YEUNG Shu Wa
  • DVE (Mechanical Engineering), Youth College
  • Craftsman (Mechanical) at Electrical and Mechanical Services Department
 
‘I learnt professional knowledge and skills through classroom learning and on-the-job training. The scheme helped me identify my interest in the industry and equip me for a promising career in the construction industry.’