The Printing Industry

Hong Kong is one of the major printing centres around the world. The uprising trend of digital printing and digital media gives new impetus to the printing industry. Technologies such as 3D printing also create business opportunities in the industry. Young talents possessing relevant skills and creativity will have the advantages to develop a career in the field.


Professional fields covered:

  • Production Planning / Control
  • Digital Printing
  • Page Composition
  • Offset Printing
  • Operation of Computerized Pre-Press and output System
  • Rotary Printing
  • Computer-to-Plate
  • Operation of Binding System

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)* programmes 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 (Print Media) programme at the Youth College.

The second to fourth years:

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


Allowance & Salary*

The second to fourth years:

Participants will receive a total subsidy of $30,800 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 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 during the second to fourth year $30,800

* Mode of issuing subsidy and Government Allowance may vary across trades and industries.
- For enquiries, please contact the Office of the Director of Apprenticeship.
# Applicable to participants who enroll in academic year 2019/20.



Tuition Fees

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



Offering Institutes:

    


For enquiries:

Office of the Director of Apprenticeship

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 Kim Wa
  • DVE (Print Media), Youth College
  • Publishing Assistant at New Century Printing Industrial Limited
 
Through classroom learning and on-the-job training, I have greatly improved my professional skills and knowledge. The scheme equipped me with the knowledge of industry prospect which prepared myself for the future career development.