The Watch and Clock Industry

The quality of watch and clock products in Hong Kong is valued globally. The industry is ranked no. 2 in terms of export and output values. Recently, the industry focuses on high value-added endeavors including research and development (R&D) and chronometers, offering prospects for young people in the field.


Professional fields covered:

  • Watch Tuning and Testing
  • Watch Assembly and Maintenance
  • Watch and Clock Movement Assembly and Maintenance
  • Watch and Clock After-Sales Maintenance
  • Watch Manufacturing Technology
  • CNC Maching

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 (Watch and Clock) programme at the Youth College.

The second to fourth years:

Participants will be employed by the participating companies as apprentices. Employer will also sponsor the 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 also 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.






     
Lam Siu Moon
  • DVE (Watch and Clock), Youth College
  • Trainee at Wah Ming Hong Ltd.
 

‘ During the on-the-job training, the employer has granted me his experience and skillful technique. With this valuable knowledge, I hope to develop my career in the Watch and Clock Industry and achieve my goal.’